Seventeen-year-old Peterborough actress Kelaiah Guiel is a rising star. Kelaiah, who appeared on Degrassi: Next Class earlier this year, is now starring in Season 5, Episode 7 of Paranormal Witness.
The episode premieres Wednesday, September 14th at 10 p.m. on the SYFY Network and airs a second time on Thursday, September 15th at 12 a.m.
Kelaiah Guiel: Rising Star
Paranormal Witness is a series that brings to life the real stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation. Kelaiah stars in the episode called "Nebraska Fiend" which documents the hauntings of the Pracht family who encounter the ghost of 19th-century murderer Stephen Richards in their new home. Kelaiah plays the lead role of Rhiannon, the eldest daughter of the Pracht family who is tormented by the ghost of Stephen Richards.
Kelaiah, daughter of Terry Guiel—the well known Executive Director of Downtown Peterborough—has been with STRUTT Model and Talent agency for over a year now. She has recently acted in a short film in Toronto and has done many fashion shows, including the largest student run fashion show in the world: "Mass Exodus". In February 2015, she was flown to Vancouver to act in a international commercial for BMW.
Photo by Paisley Spence
Starring in this episode of Paranormal Witness is another big achievement for Kelaiah on her path to international success as an actress and model.
"Being apart of the show was an amazing experience," she says. "I auditioned May 31st and started shooting within weeks. I was able to test myself with the emotionally challenging material—which was a first for me since this was my first speaking and lead role. I have to thank Linda Kash [also from Peterborough] for being a great mentor and acting coach."
We wish Kelaiah all the best as her IMDB resume continues to grow.