Special to the Parade
Madelyn Victoria Vallejo is moving on up…literally.
Vallejo has a slew of performances lined up before she leaves San Benito for “Big D.”
“I’ll be working with a talent agency in Dallas, it’s called Studio 92 and Alima Industries,” said Vallejo on Monday afternoon. “I’ll be a talent instructor over there, working throughout the week for them. Whatever they need me to do, maybe even talent scout for them.”
Vallejo will be performing her last shows at Winks, for the time being, on Friday, January 18, and Saturday, January 19. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 9:30 p.m. For questions regarding the show and to reserve a table, call (956) 399-9465.
Vallejo, who has made quite a name for herself in the Rio Grande Valley, will be moving to Dallas on the second weekend of February. She already has a number of projects lined up for her when she gets there, which includes a role in a television program and beginning work on her first official album.
“One of the real reasons why I’m going to the Dallas area is because I got cast in a television show,” said Vallejo. “It’s a reality television show, more like feel-good reality. It’s going to be called ‘In Search For Steel Magnolias.’ Right now TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) has the show.”
According to Vallejo, the show will feature her and two other girls who will travel around the world in search of women who change the world. She said that the first episode will show her and the other girls interviewing a woman in Cambodia who is saving children from human trafficking.
When asked about her feelings about leaving the Valley in order to pursue her dreams, she said it was a bittersweet experience.
“I’m really excited. I’ve been waiting to do this for a long time, so I’m really anxious,” Vallejo said. “I’m going to miss my family, going to the barbeques that we have and playing music with my brother around here. But I’m really excited because I can always come back home, and I will be coming back as much as I can.”