Aileen: I always wanted to be in the movies. When I was
little, I thought for sure that one day, I could be a big big star. Or
maybe just beautiful. Beautiful and rich. Like the women on TV. Yeah,
I had a lot of dreams. And I guess you could call me a real romantic 'cause
I truly believed that one day, they'd come true. So I dreamed about it
for hours. As the years went by, I learned to stop sharing this with people.
They said I was dreaming, but back then, I believed it wholeheartedly.
So whenever I was down, I would just escape into my mind, to my other
life, where I was someone else. It made me happy to think that all these
people just didn't know yet who I was going to be. But one day, they'd
all see. I heard that Marilyn Monroe was discovered in a soda shop and
I thought for sure it could be like that. So I started going out real
young and I was always secretly looking for who was going to discover
me. Was it this guy? Or maybe this one. I never knew. But even if they
couldn't take me all the way, like Marilyn, they would somehow believe
in me just enough. They would see me for what I could be and think I was
beautiful. Like a diamond in the rough. They would take me away to my
new life ... and my new world ... where everything would be different.
Yeah. lived that way for a long long time. In my head, dreaming like that.
It was nice. And one day, it just stopped.