Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Help Toya Get Her Own Show on Oprah's OWN Network!


Last Saturday I got an email from my mother. She had forwarded me an email from a girl I grew up with that was entering Oprah’s “Your OWN Show” contest which I knew nothing about. I dismissed it as soon as she suggested I do it but then I got to the last line of the email…


“Do it for me”.


Crap.


How many of you know that when it comes to your mom, that is the trump card? I have always been told that I should be on TV but I have always opted for behind the scenes. I LIVE for behind the scenes. But after I made my mom go through BET’s Sunday Best auditions last year (she made it to second place online) I figured it would be wrong if I didn’t at least try. So this past Sunday, with a few very supportive friends, I did that. Just try. TRUST I tried to see if I could submit a show with more than one host so Tia and I could get a show together but that is against the rules.


The name of my show is called “You Can Do It Too” and it features people that are living out their passions and interests through their dream jobs. It is my hope that this show will inspire people, particularly in my generation,that aren’t too sure why they are here. For instance, you may like fashion but you may not want to be a model or a designer. There are plenty of careers out there that people don’t know about in the fashion world. It sometimes just takes seeing someone doing what you don’t know can be done for you to step out and try.


So please, please, please, vote for me..and as often as you’d like. And if you would like to tell a few friends, I wouldn't mind that either. What started out as something I was doing for my mom has turned into something I can’t wait to do again, and again and again. Here is the link to my audition:

Toya's Audition: You Can Do It Too! - OWN TV


Thanks everyone in advance for voting for me and helping me live my dream of helping others realize theirs.

7 comments:

jeanette nicole* said...

I just voted for you. I like to originality of your show & you definitely have the *sparkle* for television. Hope it works out in your favor! :)

Toya said...

Thank you so much! I really wanted people to feel like they would want to watch this show whether they knew me or not. You can vote as much as you'd like, if you'd like. Thanks Jeanette!

Kaneisha said...

Hey Toya! I could be wrong, but I think your link is wrong. It actually takes people to a page where they are asked to create their own video--or if you have a video audition like me, it takes you to your own video and not to yours. Just wanted to let you know!

Toya said...

Oh wow, thanks! I just fixed it. BTW I love your blog :)

Niki said...

Toya, you seem like such a natural! You look like you have been hosting your own show for years! I voted for you because this is something I would mos def watch.

One More Beautiful Black Woman said...

Just discovered your blog and love it! Woo-Hoo, more beautiful black women on the blogosphere!

Karen said...

Rock on!

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