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Alexa PenaVega Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Alan Zenuk
Alexa PenaVega Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Alan Zenuk
In this world of egocentricity, materialism, and unparalleled careerism, it is rare to find people who are genuinely kind and are willing to go out of their way to put others first. And in the vast sea of Hollywood, that breed is nearly extinct. Young people who can act as positive role models are almost as difficult to find as the proverbial needle in a haystack. However, permit me to introduce one such person who not only "talks the talk," but "walks the walk"--Alexa Penavega. Some viewers may remember her from her Spy Kids days, but she is grown up now and still pursuing a career in the dog-eat-dog world of entertainment. Not only that, but she and her husband have determined to stay true to their faith-based values in all areas of their lives. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Alexa, and our discussion encompassed a wide range of issues, including her recent and past works and her views on living as a person of faith in today 's society.

RH: I only made the Spy Kids connection today when I was getting ready to interview you.
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I don 't think I had the horror stories that you sometimes hear from kids in the industry. They say, "I didn 't know what to do," or just seem lost sometimes. But I think in general, when you 're going through that age, it 's just so awkward anyway. But I was really fortunate to continue to work, and thankfully I made a lot of wonderful--you could say friends--but really the people in the industry made you feel more like family throughout the years. And we all were able to work together again and again to where I never really felt like I hit that time like--oh, here 's that awkward phase. I never really felt too awkward about it. It all felt really natural. Things happened kind of at their own pace, so it felt

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