In July last year, Perth model/ actress Chandrika Ravi decided to pack her bags and wave goodbye to her Aussie life in a whirlwind pursuit of Hollywood.
Although it seemed a risky move at the time, fast forward 18 months and the ethereal Indian beauty has comfortably settled in to the glitzy Los Angeles lifestyle.
Not only has she found her feet in the mecca of showbiz but the Willetton Senior High School stunner has also been busy with a string of acting roles.
"I think I might have a bit of luck, " she told AAA. "Also, because I'm an Indian and Australian, right now I have an American accent from going to classes at the New York Film Academy, so I've done quite a lot of training."
"Before, when I first got to LA, I spoke with an Australian accent. People would look at me like 'OK, so this is an Indian girl with an Australian accent', so I guess that was my first advantage.
"I've been really lucky to get a lot of roles and be noticed really well."
Not only has the 24-year-old come off the back of filming an HBO pilot and a "motivational" reality TV series about up-and- coming stars chasing their dreams in LA but she is now getting ready to take on Bollywood.
Last month, the Huntingdale- raised stunner turned heads at the Miss Maxim India finals, where she placed runner-up.
"I'm the first Australian Indian to ever represent Maxim magazine in India, " she said. "I'm also going to be doing a few things over there for a couple of movies. There's going to be a lot going on in India."
While she has dabbled in modelling and beauty pageants - she was named a Miss World Australia semi finalist last year - Ravi always felt her calling was in the creative arts realm.
"Before I came to LA, I went to Murdoch University because I wanted to go further with acting, " she said.
"Then I actually moved to Sydney for a year. I did a bit of modelling to expand my profile.
"After that, I thought it was time to take things to the next level with my acting. So last year I packed my bags for LA."
With a reality TV series and an HBO pilot under her belt, Ravi hopes to strive for even bigger things next year.
"The goal is definitely to book a big-budget film and definitely book something in India as well, because the Bollywood industry is bigger than Hollywood, " she said.
"It's always thriving. There's always movies being made. So (a goal is) to book something bigger or even to get on TV regularly, so I'm being seen a lot."