“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle
Alex Munguia is the creative and writing force behind axsquared.com, a site where pop culture meets advice column with a dash of Munguia’s personal and professional life.
“I wanted to present myself to the world,” says Munguia. “I felt like a site that combines everything I do plus introducing the individual behind the work would be a nice, big introduction.”
“My mentor Angela told my classmates and I that we were brands and needed to sell ourselves,” says Munguia. “I put this site together to sell my skills and talent, which I hope lead to some opportunities and introduce me to a bigger audience.”
The launch of the site comes at a point where the 24-year-old Houston native’s life is in the midst of a transitional phase. A recent graduate from the University of Houston with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism, Munguia is an aspiring TV personality set on becoming a nationally-recognized entertainment correspondent for E! Entertainment Channel or Entertainment Tonight.
TV Personality Ryan Seacrest and his multiple gigs is what Munguia envisions as his own future in the entertainment industry. Munguia hopes to meet and work with Seacrest at some point during his career. Besides being a TV Personality, Munguia hopes to launch a guy and girl’s magazine and begin his own production company to write and produce various TV and film projects.
“Seacrest is a quadruple threat. I wish to be as versatile as he is,” says Munguia. “He’s a disc jockey, a producer, a host, and an entrepreneur. I use him as an example but I know what I want to achieve in terms of my career.”
Although Munguia’s career is just at the beginning of its journey, Munguia has already met his share of naysayers. One of his college professors fueled Munguia to prove the world that his correspondent dream is not one to doubt.
“I’ve had people laugh right in my face when I let them know what I see as my career,” says Munguia. “Their laughs offend and bug me but I have to keep going to prove them all wrong. I’ll be the last one laughing.”
Besides being creator of axsquared.com, Munguia is the writer of “15 Minutes”, a Washington Times Communities pop culture column, and “The World According to Coog”, an advice blog on The Daily Cougar’s website. He also just joined pop culture site, Camloot, as a contributing reporter and web personality.
“I have fun in everything I do and that’s what I want most out of my career,” says Munguia. “I want to work hard while having fun doing all of this.”
Munguia’s pop culture column has proven to be wildly successful as he’s managed to top the most-read list three times and garnered the attention of Alex Da Kid, producer of the hit song, “Love the Way You Lie”, via Twitter.
After the success he’s had so far in what looks to be a fulfilling career, Munguia only wants to accomplish one thing.
“I want to make my family and friends proud because if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be doing this,” says Munguia. “Their support is what fuels my dreams and expectations for my future.”
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