Cesar Millan, known as the “Dog Whisper, on an episode of “Red Table talk” that he crossed the AMERICAN-mexican border illegally with just a $100 tucked away in his sock.
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With a $100 dollars tucked away in his sock, Cesar Millan, known as the “Dog Whisper,” embarked on a journey to cross the U.S.-mexican border on his dream to be the “best dog trainer in the world” when he was 21 years old.
Speak with Jada Pinkett Smith during her show “Red Table Talk” on Facebook, Millan show how the American tv shows, such as “Lassie” and “Rin Tin Tin” inspired him.
“When I was 21 years old, on the 23rd of December, I went to my mother again,” Mom I’m leaving.'” She said: “Where are you going? Tomorrow is Christmas,'” Millan told Smith. “I go to America.”
Millan said he used the $100 his father gave him to pay a “skinny guy, dirty as hell and smoking a joint” to help him illegally cross the border to California, a task he noted was very dangerous.
“Once you get to the border, what you see is people who wanted to take advantage of you. That is when you learn on the streets. But that is a different level of streets,” Millan said. “They can sell. They can kill you for organs. I mean, death is more likely than jumping [wall].”
Once in america, Millan started to work in the direction of his goal, by cleaning kennels, before he became a dog walker in Inglewood, California.
The Los Angeles Times eventually heard about Millan, who said that he wanted to have his own TV show, and that the catalyst for promoting Millan’s career.
“So, the newspaper came on a Sunday — Monday was a line of producers trying to find out what the show was,” he said.
Smith also played a crucial role in helping Millan achieve his aspirations, informing her lifelong friend, that he needed to learn English before he could be on TV. They even sent a teacher to his house to help him learn.
Although Millan acknowledged that he “broke a boundary and a rule,” he said, “it was a dream.”
Millan became a citizen in 2009, according to the Insider.
Benjamin Brown is a reporter from Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.