Thursday, 29 November 2012

SECOND ACT: Cover girl Regina Beavers gets real about finding love, staying positive, and paying it forward

GOOD LOOKING OUT: "As I grow and as I build, I want to give back," says Beavers.

About two weeks after our amazingly successful Wyndham Hotel sit-down interview, I ring up Regina to talk about the upcoming holidays and the road to 2013. Nosy as I am, I wanted to find out what would make her Christmas extra special and truly memorable. “Apart from the camp, for me this Christmas represents the end of one thing and the start of something new,” she tells me frankly. “I just want to end 2012 as another fruitful year, and I really want to feel secure about the positives coming my way and the security and positiveness that family and close friends bring.” Spoken like a true lady who knows there’s more to life than the material things. 

Of course, this wouldn’t really be a complete TALLAWAH cover exclusive without a healthy serving of the intimately personal. Just like other private celebs who closely guard their love lives as fiercely as Colonel Sander’s secret KFC recipe, Regina will neither confirm nor deny the talk that she is seeing a member of the Blu Grass in the Sky band. But Regina will tell you this: She is indeed happy and in love with a man she considers her soulmate. Could he be The One? 

“Everything tends to align itself all at once. The right time, the right place,” she explains, with a smile as wide as the Rio Grande. “God has his plans. I’m very spiritual, and I’ve connected with someone who is very spiritual as well. Love is the energy, it’s the motto, it’s the force.” 

Even so, Regina would much rather be dishing on her latest passion project, a creative camp for kids this Christmas dubbed “Expressions through Creativity (ETC),” scheduled to run from Dec. 17 to 22. “It’s that week right before the heart of Christmas and after school ends,” she says. “And everyday [the children] are gonna have workshops, presentations and many other activities.” 

Looking ahead, Regina says she is maintaining a bright outlook, eager to snap up the limitless possibilities that await her. “I honestly believe that to whom much is given, much is expected. I have so much further to go. But as I grow and as I build, I want to give back. I want to put myself in the kind of position that no matter what I’m doing, I’ll be able to assist the next generation or the next person beside me.” 

Life in the Fast Lane: Read Part 1 of our cover story with Regina

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