The Safety Expert for Women in the Entertainment Industry. Prevention is the key.



"I hope women will keep safety in the forefront of their minds. If they remember one, quick safety tip that helps them out of a situation, it is worth it."

Candace Kita, Variety

Asian American actor Candace Kita spent her early childhood living in the United States and throughout Europe, attending the American School in London and the Antwerp International School in Belgium. At 11, she began her professional career acting opposite Ruta Lee in "South Pacific". She also played classical flute for 12 years and was invited to play in the Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony Orchestra as a teenager.

At 16, she began modeling after being scouted while waiting for a friend in a hair salon. She balanced modeling and her education, finishing college with a BA majoring in philosophy and contemporary religion. She was also the Fellowship recipient her senior year, voted most outstanding student by members of the faculty. During this time, Kita became fluent in American Sign Language and worked with deaf immigrants by helping them to pass their citizenship exams. She was offered a full scholarship to Texas A & M for a Master's degree in oceanography, but turned it down to pursue her goals of becoming an actor and model. She later worked on a master's degree in sociology. Her modeling career was managed by the Wilhelmina Agency in Los Angeles. She appeared in print campaigns for Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Marshall Fields, Takashimaya among others.

After moving to Los Angeles, Kita found success as a series regular lead in 40 episodes of FOX TV's "Masked Rider". She also had series recurring roles on "Son of the Beach", "Dance Fever", "Complete Savages" (opposite Mel Gibson) and "Running With Scissors". Some of her feature work includes "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" with Adam Sandler and Kevin James, " The Bad News Bears" with Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Kinnear, "Barb Wire" with Pamela Anderson, "Wild Side' with Christopher Walken and Anne Heche, and "Rennie's Landing" with Jennifer Garner and Peter Facinelli.

Kita is also active in charity work and supports Read Across America, The USO, the Humane Society and PETA. She was quoted in Variety, "Someone called me the Ann-Margaret of today's generation for supporting the troops. I wear that title proudly."

Candace is the founder of Hotties With a Heart, an organization that brings together young women who donate their time to various charities throughout the United States. She was also host of a weekly radio show in Los Angeles on women's safety. This live call-in show was one of the highest-rated shows on LA Talk Radio. Each week Kita discussed safety issues with a celebrity guest.

She has also campaigned to make the anti-stalking laws more stringent in the state of California. Most recently, she wrote a book, "The Hottie Handbook: A Girl's Guide to Safety", a safety primer for women of all ages. She also hosted a show on safety for the Actor's Network emphasizing safety for people in the Entertainment Industry.

Candace is a contributing writer to Asiance Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for Asian women. And most recently, she was voted one of the Top Ten Most Beautiful Women by Rukus Magazine. She divides her time between Los Angeles, New York and Texas.

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cindy-cohen "The Hottie Handbook contains a wealth of information that women of every age should know. Candace has covered safety from A-Z; I learned things I wish I had known years ago! Get this for all of the women in your life. Every hottie needs one!"
- Cindy Day, Amazon Top 100 author, "How to Live the Life of Your Dreams in 30 Days or Less" and winner of "She's Got the Look" on TV Land.

lisa "Being a model and television personality I've experienced both wanted and unwanted attention. Candace's quick safety tips have really helped me and I strongly encourage young women in the entertainment industry to listen to her words of wisdom."
- Lisa Gleave, actress and model, Deal or No Deal

claudia Candace Kita has put together an impressive and comprehensive list of safety tips that all students, male and female, will find helpful when heading off to college!"

- Claudia Jordan, actress, model, radio host, Celebrity Apprentice

enya "Candace Kita's insight and wisdom will be very helpful to young Hollywood."

- Enya Flack, model, actress, former Miss Washington DC, Price is Right Barker Beauty