Stunning young talent Victoria Konefal is turning heads and tallying up accolades, and its just the beginning of her acting career.
Her stellar skillset stems from her education at the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Upper West Side, New York, NY. Several big names in the industry also attended, including Ansel Elgort, Timothy Chalamet, Jennifer Aniston, Al Pacino, and Sarah Paulson.
Konefal can currently be seen as Ciara Brady on the Daytime Emmy-winning soap opera Days of Our Lives. The daughter of power couple Bo and Hope Brady, Ciara, is a fierce young woman with a rough past. Despite issues with the law and her parents’ tumultuous relationship, she is growing and maturing into a strong individual who is making her mark on Salem. Victoria’s role grabbed the attention of the performing industry, and in turn she received her first Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2019. She was also re-nominated in 2021. Furthermore, she won Favorite Actress at the 2020 Soap Hub Awards. Outside of Days of Our Lives, Konefal has not gone unnoticed due to her mainstream appeal. She is verified on both Instagram and twitter, amassing a total of over 82,000 followers across the platforms.
Some more honorable achievements of Konefal’s include:
- Featured on the cover of CVLUX Magazine.
- Presented at the 45th Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards.
- Her show won Outstanding Drama Series at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
- Attended A-List events including Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood, Daytime Emmy Awards, Nylon’s Young Hollywood Issue Party, City Gala, and Heal the Bay’s Bring back the Beach.
Guest starred on the hit ABC series Modern Family.
Chilled had the pleasure of talking with Konefal and found out what her home bar is stocked with, her favorite nightlife establishments, preferred drinks, and more.
Tell us about the projects you are working on.
Right now, I’m on Days of Our Lives! My team is working so hard to get auditions for me and I’ve come close on some cool jobs, but until I book the next thing I’m waiting patiently while working on myself.
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?
I like to take time for self-love. I spend a lot of time working out and taking fitness classes which does wonders for my mental and physical health.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
I love Italian and Japanese cuisine! And I’m the type of person that loves trying new restaurants every time I go out, just to experience something new. My favorites so far are probably Nobu Malibu, Yamashiro and Sushi Dan.
What types of dishes do you typically order?
I try to limit my meat intake to seafood only. It’s been almost a year since I’ve had red meat, so I typically lean towards any seafood dishes. That, and anything truffle is always my go to.
Any favorite bars?
I love a good lowkey bar with great music and a good vibe. There is this one biker bar I visited recently in Venice, and I forget the name of it, but man did I have the time of my life! Speakeasies like Good Times at Davey Wayne’s and Breakroom 86 are always a good time.
What drinks do you order when out? Favorite drink?
I am a tequila person, and I don’t like my cocktails too sweet. When the bartender is good, I’ll tell them I like my drinks smokey and they’ll usually bring me mezcal with some kind of citrus on the side.
Do you prepare drinks at home?
I’m not the most gifted mixologist so my favorite drink to make at home is a hot toddy for when I’m feeling under the weather.
Tell us about your home bar. What is it stocked with?
I have a few bottles of red wine as well as bourbon and tequila.
Have you ever been a bartender?
No, I have not, but I would love to learn one day. It’s an art form and seems so fun.
If you could share a drink with anyone, who would it be?
The Obama’s of course.
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