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Successfully Building A Human Brand

Beauty is art, and no matter which way you look at it, aesthetics are coveted. Much like any group of people looking at the same painting, all will likely see something a little different, and maybe even dispute the validity of the artistic merit, but the fact remains, they will look. Society is filled with many different kinds of people, yet some, like Kendall Long of the show “Bachelor in Paradise,” are universally appealing. She might have a little advantage over others, in understanding how to capitalize on appearance,as she had attended the Academy of Arts University.

There is nothing wrong with capitalizing on your appearance. to use yourself as a marketing vehicle. Any business 101 class will tell students that one must use every advantage to their benefit. We might not ever know what, if any, opinion Kendall Long had about the Bachelor show before they offered her money and fame, strictly based on her appearance, to be a member of the cast. Most people enjoy the fame that comes along with being on these shows, and invariably this leads to other opportunities, especially if one has acting talent.

Ms. Long may have honed her poise and presentation skills in art school, but regardless of how she came about them, she was sure able to put these assets to use, making her a favorite on the Season 22 episode. There was undeniable energy between Kendall Long and “Grocery Store Joe,” an alumnus of the Bachelor/Bachelorette series, when they met at the Puerto Vallarta hotel in Mexico during Ms. Long’s time on the Bachelor.

Fans quickly took to social media, speculating about the energy between Joe and Ms. Long.

Still today, fans are desperate for information about whether Grocery Store and Kendall are an item, although both have remained circumspect, neither confirming or denying rumors of what many think is a budding romance.

Ms. Kendall, during her days at the Art University, where she majored in communications, was likely entirely unaware she would ever be on the Bachelor, or that fans would speculate about her dating a man called Grocery Store Joe, but nonetheless, she worked hard, ran track and put everything she had to good use. She developed herself as a brand and successfully marketed that brand, which is a true American success story.

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Fitting In

People say the economy is slowly getting better. They say it has been the slowest recovery from a recession ever. No one knows this better than the people who live on the fringe. They travel by Greyhound to go see family, to go to another town to find work, or just because they have no place to settle down in. These are the people without the education, connections or mental stability needed in order to live what the rest of us consider to be a “normal” life.

Normal to the travellers of this this country consist of living hand to mouth and day by day. Getting by while eeking out a living however they can. Looking at the photographs on The Greyhound Diaries by Doug Levitt, you see this. You see it in their faces and the demeanour that the photographs capture. What you don’t see though is a sense of urgency. Stress. Unhappiness. You may see a certain resignation, an unwilling acceptance to their lot in life, but you don’t really see people who are unhappy. They know they don’t fit in with what the rest of us consider to be a well-meaning and productive life, and most of them seem to be okay with that.

Most of them seem to have been born into a life without much education, prospects for employment because of it, or the will needed to make their lives better. Their lives are good enough for seemingly being destined to live this transient way of life. They have friends here. They have other people who may have their own stories, but they share the commonality that is seen between people who live below the poverty line. They fit in with each other, and they do it peacefully without much of an “Us versus Them” mentality.Follow him on twitter: Click here.

The Queens of Drama Biggest Secret

When we left off with the season finale of Queens of Drama, it ended with the fate of the project, Secrets, Lies and Minivans, up in the air. The remaining Queens, Donna Mills, Lindsay Hartley, Chrystee Pharris and Crystal Hunt made the decision to push forward with production after Hunter Tylo’s unfortunate injury on set. Vanessa Marcil, who dropped out the project early on, calls Hartley and unknowingly reveals Mills’ plans about pitching the show alone at the upcoming meeting. The team is livid and crash the CW office right before Mills’ pitch and a huge argument ensues. Mills storms off, canceling the meeting so we have no idea if the project was even secured by the network.

So the biggest secret is when will the show return as it has yet to be renewed for another season. The last time the Queens were seen together in real life was on Instagram where Hunt (@Crystal_Hunt) posted a photo with Mills, Hartley and Pharris for girl’s night out in January. Marcil and Tylo were both missing in action and there’s no word on if they will be returning for another season.

On the reality tv drama, Hunt is known for her practical, opinionated, no nonsense attitude which shined through in all nine episodes. In the joint project, Hunt will be playing the role of a single mother named “Jenny,” who doesn’t quite fit in and who Mills’ character refers to as a “tramp.” The most notable moment was on episode 9, where she opposes Mills in reference to Pharris only having three lines defending her saying, “nobody [wants] to be the sidekick, and there’s no reason why you should have to be.”

Crystal recently posted a caption on social media with lyrics from a Tim Mcgraw song:

“I know you got mountains to climb
But always stay humble and kind
When the dreams you’re dreamin come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind…”

I wonder if this means they are in the process of taping new episodes for Queens of Drama?

Crystal has a few secrets of her own that aren’t included in SoapOperaNetwork’s career breakdown.  Hunt’s experience includes being an Emmy-nominated actress who starred as the “misguided teenager” Lizzie Spaulding on the iconic CBS daytime series Guiding Light and “the devious stripper” Stacy Morasco on the ABC daytime series One Life to Live. She is also an executive producer for Bev Land’s film, Talbot, a Hitchcockian horror film set in the ‘80s.  She’s also moving up in the world, as Crystal Hunt recently starred in Magic Mike XXL opposite Channing Tatum.