SEV'N SIENI-LINA FALETOI
STUDENT / MODEL / FILM CRITIC JNR REPORTER
SAMOAN & TOKELAUAN
My name is Sev’n Sieni-Lina Faletoi. I am 9 1/2 years old. Fun fact about me, I am the 7th child out of 8 (hence my name). I was born in Santa Ana, California but I grew up in Garden Grove/Anaheim area. My ethnicity is Samoan & Tokelau.
About a year ago I was interested in modeling.
My Mom found a couple of modelling gigs for me. Not too long after, I decided to give acting a shot & took some acting classes. A friend referred me to a program for kid Junior reporters. Here I am today doing some modeling, signed with two talent agencies for commercial & print work, & am a film critic/jr reporter.
Some things that I like to do aside from acting, modeling, & interviewing is hanging out with my family, playing sports l, & dancing with my samoan dance group Samoa Matalasi.
You're a junior reporter on the red carpet in California! How did you get into doing that?
A really good friend of mine suggested I try out being a film critic/jr reporter. At first I was a little hesitant being that I never spoke publicly or in a crowd setting. I mustered up the courage and decided to do it. It took a lot of nerves and courage lol my friend Nathalia and her mom Connie were huge mentors for me and still are.
Who has been your favourite interviewee and why?
I would have to say was Jim Cummings, he plays the voice of Winnie the Pooh. I love watching Winnie the Pooh and during my interview with Jim he would start talking like Winnie. It was great to finally meet the voice of Winnie the Pooh. (video above)
Who would be one person on your wish list to interview and why?
One person I would love to interview would be Cole Sprouse because he’s really cute and I love his role on Riverdale. I am a HUGE fan of the entire cast.
What do you love about being a Pacific Islander?
I love being a Pacific Islander because I love big families. I come from a huge family both on my Mom and Dads sides. I love the food, culture, dancing & overall we are family oriented.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is God & my grandma Sieni (my namesake). I was raised to always put God first in everything I do. With God all things are possible.
My grandma was a huge part of my life. She was my biggest supporter & cheerleader. She was always there for me when I needed her & she spoiled me Like crazy. My grandma passed away June 10, 2018 & is now cheering for me in heaven.
What goals do you have for the future?
My goals in the future are to take care of my parents & siblings. I want to be a mentor to those in need. I want to own a farm with lots of animals so that I can invite all my cousins over