- Xia’s dad revealed they received an offer from a Hollywood director
- Without naming the director, the father said the offer was for Xia to become the ‘next Shirley Temple’
- However, the family seems to be reluctant about them moving to Los Angeles
MANILA, Philippines – Xia’s astonishing performance at “Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids” as Taylor Swift could just possibly be her ticket to Hollywood; this after her dad revealed they received an offer from a director to try their luck in Los Angeles’ tinsel town.
Xia, or Xiamar Vigor in real life, has become a global sensation following her performance in ABS-CBN’s popular show YFSF, impersonating Swift and rocking the singer’s 2008 hit “You Belong With Me”.
She has since received worldwide attention; getting the nods of celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and has been featured in various entertainment websites and magazines.
In an interview with Xia’s dad, Alan Vigor, on Mail Online, he revealed that a Hollywood director has contacted them for his seven-year-old kid to try her luck in Hollywood; possibly as the next “Shirley Temple”, one of the most popular child celebrities in the world.
“A Hollywood director contacted us and said he wants her over in America,” Mr. Vigor told Mail Online. “He said: I’ve been waiting all my life for the next Shirley Temple and I’ve finally found her.”
However, he did not reveal the name of the director as it is supposedly a ‘top secret’ at the moment.
According to Xia’s dad, the same director also called his wife Christy persuading her ‘to go over there’ with a promise of such ‘package and everything’.
However, Mr. Vigor admitted, he is very reluctant to send Xia to Los Angeles because it would be too far away from him.
“I don’t want to be so far away from her. At the moment I can hop on a flight and be there in 45 minutes and I go there as often as I can and we pick up where we left off,” the father said.
He added that Xia going to Hollywood would not be that simple. The family have been living in the UK for 10 years before moving to the Philippines when Xia was only three years old.
Mr. Vigor further said that while his wife sometimes believe that it’s an offer they can’t refuse, he also believes that there is more to life than Hollywood.
“I’m happy here and I don’t want to upset the apple cart,” he added.
Watch Xia’s amazing performance as Taylor Swift: