Somaya Reece says she wants to expand her persona beyond "Love & Hip Hop." The voluptuous model/femcee claims that she wants to brand herself along the same lines as pop superstars like Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez. She's focused on balancing her acting and musical careers.
"I've always been acting. What people don't know is I started out in commercials," Reece told SOHH. "I started out doing commercials and then I moved onto doing films. I'm just like a lot of people who started out at the bottom. I was doing a lot of extra parts [in films/television] and then I moved onto one-lines, two-lines and now being offered roles. I feel so blessed. I'm never going to stop acting. I've been training and acting for ten years with Aaron Speiser [acting school] and I took courses over at UCLA. I'm never going to stop. I want to be a full brand like Beyonce or J. Lo. They're actresses and they have music and they have branding of merchandise, clothing and things of that nature. So you can definitely expect that from me and I'm going to work harder to push a positive image because that's really what I'm about. That's what I'm about, giving back. This is my thing, I love to do it, I love to act."