When we think of someone becoming an overnight success, is there a better example than the talented Kalen Allen? In no less than a year, he has taken the Ellen DeGeneres show to a whole new level with his lively OMKalen segment. Armed with wit, humor, and a magnetic personality, Allen has an insatiable flair for comedy and acting. Completely open with that inspires his success, we had a chance to talk with him about his newfound fame and what he is grateful for.

Considering all of your recent achievements, how do you stay grounded?

I find joy in the smallest things. I wasn’t really looking for fame or money. I simply wanted to be able to inspire and motivate people to be their best selves, to be more than what people told them they could be. I stay grounded, because I love to just go home and be around family or friends. Also, I’m all about protecting my energy, and I only do what feels good to me.


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