Lunden De Leon, the Southern Entertainment Mogul Everyone Should Know

By: Jaime Blanson

Not many people in the world, have the necessary fortitude to travel nearly 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything they knew, armed with only $200 and a dream. De Leon did though. Which is why even after spending her first few months in Los Angeles penniless and homeless, the thought of quitting and returning to South Carolina never even crossed her mind. Not only that, she didn’t even tell her parents of her destitute circumstances until many years after her luck had changed.
“I felt free for the first time. Yes, I missed my family, but I knew that if I just hang in there I could go back and help them or I could send for them to come out to L.A. No, I wasn’t scared. Now looking back, being an adult, I wouldn’t dare go out there not knowing anyone not having much money. But back then I wasn’t afraid.”
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