Whenever I meet someone new, I always extend a hand and say, “Hi I’m Lana Condor... Condor like the ugly endangered bird.” I like to see how people react to that and if they laugh and, indeed, know what a Condor is...chances are we’re going to get along just fine!
Food. I know that sounds random, but food culture really inspires me! I love educating myself on different culture’s dishes and foods that are important and celebrated within that culture. I also think food brings people together. It’s unifying!
A lot challenges me! Not psyching myself out, not doubting myself, not comparing myself to others... all of that challenges me. But inevitably challenges are put into our lives so that we may grow and become the best version of who we are meant to be.
The biggest risk I’ve ever taken was moving out to California. I was living in New York with my family and when my dad proposed that we move out to California, I definitely could have stayed in Manhattan. I had lived in Manhattan for six years and the city offered me everything that stimulates me and I really loved my life there. My brother decided to stay in Manhattan because of these very reasons. But I took the risk of moving with my family, in the middle of high school, and I am so glad that I did. I would have never been in the industry that I am today...and I am so happy with what I do, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
I am reading "Bonfire" by Krysten Ritter. I LOVE thrillers. I am re-watching "New Girl"... I’m so obsessed with that show. I think I’ve watched all of the seasons four times. And I am listening to a lot of Lauv.
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