[ti]Finished[/ti]Kira Collins || District 2 Sept 9, 2017 20:34:21 GMT -7
Post by Kira Collins on Sept 9, 2017 20:34:21 GMT -7
Kira Natalie Collins
AGE: 29 years old
RESIDENCE: District 2
OCCUPATION: Former model, now dancer and secretary
SPECIAL INFO: She used to a famous model for the Dark Days
FACE CLAIM: Gillian Saker
PLAYER ALIAS: SydneyPersonality
Strengths || Confident, passionate, talented
Weaknesses || Gives up easily, flaky, doesn’t know what she wants in life
Fears || Being forgotten
Overall || Kira tries her best in anything professional. When it comes to relationships or friendships, she is very flaky and tends to flee at the first case of trouble. She is drama free, though she just drops people because she is scared of that drama.Personality
District || 2
Father || Zachary Collins
Mother || Tessa Collins
Siblings || None
History || Zachary Collins worked a tech job, and he was very smart. Unfortunately, Zach couldn’t hide his drinking habit. Tessa Peatree was a beautiful woman who had a voice, but she couldn’t get a job because of her bad attitude. The couple married because they couldn’t find anyone else who would handle their large personalities. The couple fought nonstop, though they were able to put up with it. To find a middle ground, they decided to have a child to save what little marriage they had. They hoped to put their differences aside for their unborn child.
When Kira was born in the hospital, her father was nowhere to be seen. All Tessa complained about was how she had to take care of the child, but eventually, Zachary picked his wife and newborn child up. The two got into the car and looked at Tessa. He told his wife that he thought the child was supposed to save their marriage, but he knew it wasn’t going to.
The two stayed together, despite everything. They were the most unpleasant people, with Kira often crying in the other room when they only decided to care about themselves. Kira never knew why they stayed together. She assumed that it was better to be with someone that you despise rather than not be with anyone at all.
When Kira was old enough, around the age of three, Tessa asked what she wanted to do. It was the least selfish thing that she asked her daughter. On the television, Kira would always see women dancing and jumping around by themselves. “I want to dance,” she told her mother. So, Tessa and Zachary decided to drop her off at a dancing studio every day, only picking her up when she needed to sleep and dropping her back off first thing in the morning. Kira knew she was an inconvenience to the two, but she would much rather be at the ballet studio than be with couple anyways.
Kira was six years old when she started school in the Capitol. The brunette didn’t really fit in with the richer students, and her grades weren’t amazing either. It was hard for Kira to try to be her own person with two role models such as Tessa and Zachary. She wasn’t sure whether she should try to focus on her grades and hopefully move out when she graduated, or focus on dancing and hope to get in shows before she had to finish school. It was a big decision for someone who was so young, but her ballet teacher tried to help her find her place. Ultimately, she picked dancing.
The girl never wanted to be a star. With her quiet personality and her soft-spoken voice, she just wanted to dance in front of people. She never had a preference as to whether it was by herself or with others, but the act of dancing made her happier than anything else. She practiced seven hours a day, every day, until she was 10. Her ballet teacher then started getting her in shows when she reached ten years old. She gave up on her parents, who never seemed to care about anyone but themselves and how much they wanted to fight. She eventually started staying with her ballet teacher in her home, taking care of her little girl in exchange for not paying rent.
She did small shows, ones that played all week and stopped. Kira was barely a teenager, after all. Most of the shows casted women, or girls that looked like women, and Kira thought she would never be able to look like that. All she wanted to do was grow up, become her own person, and dance in magnificent shows.
When she was fourteen, she was picked up by an agent. The older woman, named Dayana, wanted the teenager to be the best star Panem had seen. Despite Kira’s efforts to tell her that she wanted to dance, Dayana told her that she needed to get other jobs first before she could be a recognized dancer. So that was what she did. It was mostly modeling, where she would model junior’s clothing lines and makeup looks that were in style right now. She had one show in the whole of two years.
Kira had enough when she was sixteen, and she told her manager that she needed to get in a show or else she would stop being in the entertainment industry. Dayana understood, and started getting her auditions almost immediately. The first one she auditioned for was a small play that had a young, 20-year-old director named Oliver. Kira was told that he was a rising star and that, if she could get a job in the play, it would lead to many more dancing gigs. She tried out, and to her surprise, she got the lead part in it.
Things started getting complicated when Kira and Oliver started to get close. Kira had actual feelings for Oliver, more than just a casual relationship when working on the show, and eventually, Oliver did too. The two started sleeping together, and after about six months, moved in together. There were rumors on the set, but she didn’t care. Kira was in a committed relationship with him, and both of them were trying to make it big in the shining Capitol. The show ran for two years, but when the war broke out, it had to stop.
The Dark Days finally broke out all over Panem. Entertainment jobs almost completely halted in the city, with people volunteering to fight and try to rebuild the country. Kira, on the other hand, wanted to dance. The only kind of dancing jobs they were offering were strippers, and Kira didn’t want to go that low. Of course, the brunette girl hit her lowest point. The only thing that she had was Oliver, and at that point, she didn’t even know how well they were doing. Oliver was obsessed with his work, trying to make the perfect production but kept getting turned down because of the lack of funds. The both of them were getting frustrated at their lives.
There was a casting call for a teenage girl to become the face of Capitol propaganda. Her agent signed her up for it, and she couldn’t say no. She wasn’t making any money and they needed to make a living. Besides, there were hundreds of other girls trying out and the possibility of her becoming it was extremely low.
When she was at the audition, Kira had to do a speech and make different faces for pictures that were taken of her. The audition didn’t take more than twenty minutes. She left and knew she didn’t get it. Kira ended up going to bed that night and getting woken up by her phone. Her agent told her that she had gotten it, along with two other teenagers, and that she was to show up in the morning for photoshoots.
Kira had a soft face and a confident look, which was something they wanted. Even though she wasn’t famous in the Capitol or a war hero, they wanted to make a civilian the face so they could try to relate with the rebels. She didn’t have any opinion on the war really, but she did whatever she was told. She did speeches that were passionate, she sang songs during funerals of high-ranking officers, and she took hundreds of photos. She was even sent to different districts where Capitol outposts were at. Kira ended up becoming a household name. “Remember Kira,” was the phrase people used, meaning that she was just an innocent girl who wanted peace.
Two years went by while Kira was famous. But in all reality, she was exhausted. She didn’t want to do it, but she had to support herself and Oliver. She wondered when the war would be over, and hoped she didn’t have to model the rest of her live. Oliver, on the other hand, was making plays and musicals but nobody was accepting it. He was almost obsessed with it, only talking about his plays when she was around. They were rarely intimate. One night, when the two got into a huge fight, she got up and left. She didn’t tell him and barely took any of herself. She was scared of confrontation and had to leave him.
Year 5 of the Dark Days came along and Kira was extremely successful. She had a home on the Hills that the Capitol provided for her, living the dream and not getting her hands dirty. Kira loved her life, often dating the biggest and best the Capitol had to offer. None of them were serious and she feared commitment. It was the life of a young adult who was rarely affected by the war.
But she was starting to get older. As the years went by, she started to become more and more of a woman. Capitol wasn’t looking for women, as she started to lose her innocent and naïve touch to her face. Every year, her work was less and less. By Year 8, she would only have a job every couple of months, and by Year 10, she had mostly nothing except for the occasional clothing line shoot.
When the Dark Days ended, Capitol officials went to her door. They told her that they thought she would be better in the districts, where she could provide hope for people. Kira knew that she wasn’t popular anymore and that she didn’t really contribute to the war for three years. She begged them to stay in the Capitol, but they told her that she had to move willingly or she would be forced to move. They said that she would be able to come back eventually, when peace was settled in the districts. Kira said her goodbyes to her parents and wrote to Oliver, and she left.
Kira was given a decent home in District 2, where a lot of Pro-Capitolites were. She had taken only two bags with her to the district, one with important things and the other with her old dancing things. She hated the fact that she had gotten that modeling job, as she could’ve gotten the opportunity to dance. In the district, there wasn’t many entertainment jobs. Sometimes they would ask her to sing at a bar or speak at different schools, but that was it. She didn’t make much money, so she took a side job in the Nut as a secretary. Every night, she still practiced her dancing, hoping to go back to the Capitol one day and become a ballerina like her childhood dream.
Twenty-nine and without a decent job, Kira doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. The older she gets, the less the opportunities are present to her. She heard about a traveling audition for a production about the Dark Days. When she saw the flyer, Kira saw that it was a musical with singing, dancing, and acting roles. She didn’t want to be a star anymore, and instead, wanted to try out for the chorus dancers. She is desperate for a job, wanting to do anything to try and impress whoever she would audition for.