Opportunity is the name of the game in this episode of Living My Dream. You may be familiar with the name Rosa Acosta. The Dominican-born former ballerina came to America in pursuit of purpose and her dream as an immigrant 8 years ago and quickly made a name for herself in the industry as a video and cover model. It started after a stretching video of hers went viral, which led to her being requested to do videos, including a role in Drake's first ever single, "Best I Ever Had."
And although it was a launching pad for her career, a video model was never her end goal. Through hard work and determination and lots of struggle, Rosa gathered up a few designer friends and decided to started her online store, Cossamia, which sold fitness apparel and club attire. Within a few years, Rosa bet on herself even more and decided to open up a storefront on Melrose Avenue without knowing if the store would make enough revenue to sustain itself.
As a result, she turned a profit her first month. Watch below as Rosa chronicles her journey from coming to America searching for an opportunity, to the successful entrepreneur she is today.
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