Kenya, the land of greats, may have birthed another Oscar winner in Alexis Wangu Wanguhu. The 5 year old, fondly referred to as Wawa, could be making an appearance in American sitcom Black-ish in the near future.
Wawa is a child model based in San Francisco who has worked with brands like Old Navy, Gap, Melaleuca health products, Stanford Children’s Hospital, Pottery Barn and Avaaz.
“Wawa has had an agent here in the San Francisco Bay Area since she was 18 months. Then early last year she got a chance to audition a couple of times in Los Angeles then landed another signing to one of the top agency in Hollywood. It is through this representation that she got the opportunity to audition for Black-Ish,” Annette Ruah, Wawa’s mother told Word Is.
“We are still waiting for a response we should hear something by the end of the week. Keeping our fingers crossed.”
She added, “Alexis loves being in front of the camera and she’s always working on something new to share on her imaginary YouTube channel. She enjoys to film herself on the iPad creating videos of herself hosting a show and interviewing her dolls or talking about her life. We allow this because it totally builds and fuels her overall confidence. As her parents, we support and wish her all the success. We welcome everyone to follow her journey and hope she will inspire others as she works in the industry.”
Speaking about her audition, Wawa said, “I was not afraid and it was like one minute to get out, they ask you to say your lines and then after that I saw the Disney princess Belle and Cinderella, it was fun.”
Below are some photos of the little star. We are crossing fingers for her!