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Donna To Hollywood - A Path Taken

As a student attending Donna High School, acting was never on Cosme Flores’ radar. In fact, he had other intentions like playing sports and pursuing a business-related field. However, those plans quickly fizzled out, and instead, Flores enrolled in the theatre program. While participating in theatrical plays and other projects, he learned to appreciate and love acting and as the saying goes — the rest is history.

After graduating from DHS in 2014, Flores was accepted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting Program at The University of Texas at Austin. As a senior, he took part in an internship and learned from acting professionals such as Michael Cohen, who is best known for his role as Schwoz Schwartz in the Nickelodeon series Henry Danger, and well-known acting coach Howard Fine, who has coached stars like Brad Pitt and Will Smith. Approximately a month after he received his BFA in Acting degree, Flores was asked to audition (and he would eventually be hired) to play the character “Ben” in the Power Rangers series Power Rangers Beast Morphers. The series was filmed in Auckland, New Zealand, and aired in 2019.

Since taking his first role as a professional actor, Flores, who is now 25 years old, has starred in eight television series, the most popular being the Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Perfect Harmony, Superstore, Single Parents, and Panic. His most recent work was showcased in Nick Cannon’s movie Miracles Across 125th Street, a faith-based comedy on overcoming trials and tribulations. The Miracles Across 125th Street, which is Flores’ first movie, was released this past December and broadcasted on VH1.

Flores said he is grateful for the acting opportunities that have come his way. He believes he would not be where he is today if it were not for former DHS Theatre Director Guadalupe Ibarra who apparently saw something special in him and encouraged him to drop his choir class and join the theatre program. He also credits his former Theatre Teacher, Victor Santos, for guiding him along the way. "My teachers are the ones who drove me,” Flores said. “They got me interested in acting and showed me how fun this craft can be and so far, it’s been a great ride.”