Trying to navigate the profession of acting and social media can be challenging, especially for any young actor trying to navigate the business, Alicia said.

“Self-worth shouldn’t have to be how many likes you get on a photo,” she said. I’m thankful that I have a great family and friends who help to keep me grounded.” One of the biggest challenges of the showbiz world is the way the media builds up young stars into the latest and greatest thing—which can create an unhealthy reliance on popularity.

The city has been abuzz of late with key scenes from the movie, which will be released in 2016, being filmed at landmark sites throughout Ipswich.

Production manager Angel Christo said it had been a pleasure shooting in Ipswich and highlighted the variety of locations that has been utilised.

Although breaking into dance is a tough road, Alicia’s an optimist and has channelled all the rejection and criticism into constructive feedback to help fuel her desire to make it in the industry. “When you do succeed, it’s even better when you’ve gone through obstacles.

There’s always going to be obstacles in life.”is like life imitating art.

Banit first acting appearance was in the Australian film Dead Letter Office, playing a younger version of the main character Alice.

In 2006, she had a two episode minor role in the Network Ten soap opera Neighbours as Madison Sullivan, From 2007 to 2009 she had two guest roles on the Australian version of the Disney Channel series As The Bell Rings playing Amber.

Lillia could be described as the perfect good girl. Now she's not fat and she's still as beautiful as before, but the guy who is supposed to notice the change in her does not.

Good grades, with a weatlhy family that loves her and with popular friends in her school. She was bullied in school, when she was little, just because she was fat. This book is full of suspense and unraveling secrets.

Then, having gone to a performing arts school to realise that new dream, she came to the hard conclusion that she didn’t have the physical flexibility required.

That challenge led her to channel her passion into acting.

She joined the team at the Queensland Times in early 2014 as editor of City Heart and Roughin It magazines.