Nicole Ceniza is a model and actress born and raised in Los Angeles, California. At a young age, Nicole was exposed to broadway, television, and film which sparked her interest in being in the entertainment industry. Nicole also loves to dance, which has been a hobby of her’s since she was young.
Nicole’s childhood years were invested in extracurricular activities such as performing at school talent shows and giving dance lessons to other students. Nicole made her acting debut on stage when she was cast as the lead in her school play. She knew then, at ten years old, that acting was her calling.
As a current college student, her major is Mass Communications with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism. She learned about behind-the-scenes production and working with a camera, as well as proper on-camera etiquette. Being a communications major, she acquired the skills necessary to speak with people, speak publicly, and to vocalize ideas and thoughts in an appropriate manner.
As an actress, Nicole studied under Howard Fine at the Howard Fine Acting Studios in Hollywood, CA. Howard’s lessons have allowed her to hone the craft and utilize her life experiences, trepidations, and joy as tools for the art. There are still many lessons for Nicole to learn as an artist, and her journey has progressed with experience.
In 2015, Nicole won the Miss Asian Pacific Foundation pageant which has given her a platform to represent the Asian/Pan-Asian community.
In 2016, Nicole also won the Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant, in translation, Miss Philippines USA, and Binibining Philippine Airlines. As “Miss” Philippine Airlines, she will serve as an Official Goodwill Ambassador representing Philippine Airlines at official events for one year following the pageant. She plans to utilize her reign to empower the youth and women in her Filipino- American community. She is currently working on her philanthropic endeavors locally and abroad in Asia, focusing on the Philippines.
“I see longevity in my career, and I am constantly growing as an artist and person. Sharing my experiences and connecting to them through a character is a raw and powerful process. I am driven by challenge, rejection, and passion.” -Nicole Ceniza