Monday, June 21, 2010

MTV TJ Contestant!

Big news! I'm so excited I can finally announce that I have been chosen by MTV to be one of 20 finalists in the running to become their first ever Twitter Jockey, or TJ. The competition will be held during the month of July, and the winner will move to NYC, get a one year contract with MTV, and make 100,000 per year! You can check out my bio/page here: http://tj.mtv.com/2010/06/09/tj-bio-gabi


Anyone who has been reading YFF for a while knows that living in New York City is a huge dream of mine. I tried moving there last summer but ran out of money and had to come back to the midwest. As much as I love fashion, I also love social media and popular culture; this is an amazing opportunity, and I truly need all of your support! How great would it be if there was a fashionable, body-positive plus size girl working in mainstream media (and MTV at that)? Plus, if I win, I can guarantee A LOT more outfit posts...can you imagine my wardrobe if I actually had steady income? Man.

The main thing I need you guys to do is FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY (my username is @gabifresh). There will be a series of challenges and you will have to follow me there in order to help! The more followers and interaction I have with you guys, the better. Secondly, PLEASE help spread the word and tell your friends to follow me. Post on your blogs, facebook, twitter pages, youtube channels, or anything else you can think of! (If you have any additional connections or creative ideas, feel free to email me!) Out of the 20 of us, the top 5 will go to NYC for a week and compete there, and then a live finale show will air on MTV and the winner is determined by votes....meaning I cannot do this alone! My biggest fear is that people will say "oh, how nice! I hope you win!" but not actively help me in this journey, but I hope that's not the case. I love you all so much, thank you for your continued support! I will of course keep you updated as things progress.

37 comments:

  1. Wow, congratulations Gabi! DOING BIG SHIT!

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  2. Holy Crap! This is like, a big deal!! I WANT TO COME WITH YOU!!
    congrats girl!

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  3. Congrats Gabi! Great opportunity

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  4. Gabi!!! Congrats!! Follow me I am already following you. @JazzieSinclair..

    I will definitely be supporting you through this whole thing!!!

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  5. congratulations Gabi! I've always been a HUGE fan of your blog and after reading your bio for the contest, I realized that we have even more in common! I was also raised in a big city (NYC all day everyday), went to boarding school for high school (where I also encountered my first experience with culture shock...yikes) and attended a Seven Sister school for college (Bryn Mawr College in PA). It is so awesome to see someone who I can definitely identify with go so far doing what she loves. I will be voting for you and I hope you make it to NYC! Good Luck!!

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  6. Congrats Gabi! This is a big thing for YFF and you! I will definitely spread the word!

    Sarah Jane

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  7. I hope you win! Omg.. that is such an amazing oppurtunity!

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  8. Congrats! I hope you r chosen.

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  9. GET IT, GABI!!!! *does the Bro Franklin* http://bit.ly/brofranklin

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  10. Good luck and I so hope you get this. I posted this on fb and I am gonna post this on my blog too.

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  11. Congrats Gabi- I'll back you up anyway I can- good luck!!

    (And sorry I can't view your videos because I'm outside the US, but I'll still vote, follow, etc anyways!)

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  12. Congrats!

    I so want you to win this. :-)

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  13. Yeah, I just have to join in to say I really, really want to see you win. So much so that I've resurrected my dead twitter account to follow you! So good luck!

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  14. Congrats! You should totally win!

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  15. new to your blog but im along for this ride...it sounds hella fun! good luck

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  16. good luck!!!

    <3 Sami

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  17. Congrats. I'm a huge fan of your blog and am going to make a twitter account just to support you :)

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  18. WOW THAT IS AWESOME!!! Congrats and good luck! I'll keep track on your twitter!

    xx

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  19. I'll vote for sure! good luck Gabi. xo

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  20. That's awesome girl congrats and I hope you win!!!!

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  21. That is awesome! I'm your newest twitter follower.

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  22. Congrats! I'm sure you'll be THE ONE!
    (and of course, i'll vote for you girl!)
    DC
    xx

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  23. Hello, my name is Irene. I am spanish. I live in Barcelona. I read always. Congratulations.
    Hola mi nombre es Irene, te sigo desde hace tiempo, y te felicito, ojala consigas el premios. Muchisima suerte
    PD: Disculpa mi ingles, parece el de un niño de 4 años

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  24. Wow, congratulations. Dreams do come true, and NYC is one of my most favorite cities. I lived there for 4 years and I think you will love it.
    Dana

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  25. congratulation!!!!!!it is awesome, i think you deserve it

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  26. Congrats gurl! I'm new to your blog but I love u already! I have a plus size sister who has always been fab as well and you remind me of her! Good luck and I will be helping out with votes etc. as much as possible!

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  27. Congrat!!!! I'm rooting for you Gabi!! It will be great for you to get this opportunity so you can show the WORLD how young fat and fabulous we really are!! i can only imagine the Wardrobe!! I'm Super excited :D!!!

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  28. Hey Gabi. I was wondering...referring to your "make it work" vlog, who is the maker of that dress that you are wearing in the video (the black with the power shoulders and zipper detailing) I absolutely love that dress!

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