Vivian Nouri went from refugee status to online star. The 24-year-old Syrian-born pursued her dream of becoming a singer... and all her hard work is surely paying off.
"I was at the gym and the next moment I get a call from the music supervisor at Paramount Pictures to sing a Christmas song for one of the scenes in the movie," Nouri told the Daily Mail Australia in an interview.
The movie's cast is a compilation of A-list Hollywood stars such as Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, John Cena, Mel Gibson, and John Lithgow.
"I dropped everything and left to the studio. I learned the song on the spot and sang it within an hour and a half. A week later, I got an email saying that the song was locked in the movie, and I was in tears," she said.
Later on, they were sent to a Syrian refugee camp where she was born. In 1995, she and her family were granted refugee status in New Zealand where they have been living ever since.