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5 Fast Facts about Hello Sister

Hello Sister is a group comprised of three sisters named Grace (lead singer, bass), Gabriella (guitar) and Scarlett Mason (drums) who live in Florida but have already made several journeys to the Los Angeles area to further their careers. They’ve got a very catchy pop-rock sound and are very comfortable on stage — see and listen for yourself by checking out their music video for “Middle Schooler” (scroll down).

Here’s five fast facts about Hello Sister!

They feel the best bit about performing is:

When our fans love our music!

One of them had a close encounter with a very famous star.

When I (Grace) was at my first concert Taylor Swift and I yelled “I love you Taylor” when the music was paused.. she looked up into the crowd and winked!

They almost lost one sister.

When we couldn’t find Scarlett in a Bestbuy store and they closed the store to look for her! We found her!

They visit THIS country every year.

We love sports, gardening and eat almost everything! Our parents are Canadian and we see our Canadian family every year ! 

There’s one food they REFUSE to eat!


Selfie time!

What do all these road signs mean? A Guide.

When learning how to drive, there are so many laws, safety guidelines and road signs that need to be understood before getting behind the wheel. Memorizing the rules of the road, while scary to some teens, is so important to getting their drivers test and keep them (and their friends) safe once they start driving every day.

To help young drivers pass their license test with flying colors, the team at The Simple Dollar put together a great guide to the most common and unique road signs seen on the road today. They also broke down the main colors, shapes and their subsequent meanings, to help teens and adults alike ensure safety on major roads and highways. In addition, their infographic also provides crucial information on how much ignoring these signs (and therefore, breaking the law) will cost you.

There are three main types of road signs: warning, guide and regulatory. Warning signs alert the driver to an issue up ahead that will change the way they drive. Guide signs are more informational, such as mileage number and entry signs for a freeway. And finally, regulatory signs serve as a reminder of laws such as the speed limit or when to yield.

One important thing to keep in mind, that most teens aren’t aware of, is that the colors and shapes of some of the most common road signs serve an important purpose. Orange signs, for example, are used exclusively for construction zone signs. Brown are reserved for public recreation signs while blue is traditionally used for guide signs. 

Following the instructions set by these signs are important to becoming an efficient and safe driver. For instance, did you know that failing to stop at a stop sign can hold an average fine of $350? Some of the most expensive fines come from railroad crossing signs, as a driver can get a fine of up to $500 for not stopping for any oncoming train.

See below for a breakdown of what these signs are really trying to tell you, in addition to the average increase your insurance will charge you depending on the citation. Still worried about driving on your own for the first time? Don’t forget about full-coverage auto insurance to bring you more peace of mind in case of an accident.

Top 10 Movie Rentals at Redbox in 2019

Redbox recently released their top 10 movie rentals for 2019, are you surprised by the results? Which of these do you think are overrated, and which do you think should be placed higher?

Or–have you seen NONE of these, like a certain someone in our office lol.

Top 10 Movie Rentals at Redbox in 2019

2A Star is BornWarner2/19/2019
3The MuleWarner4/2/2019
4Bohemian RhapsodyFox2/12/2019
5Night SchoolUniversal1/1/2019
6Instant FamilyParamount3/5/2019
8The UpsideUniversal5/21/2019
10John Wick: Chapter 3 – ParabellumLionsgate9/10/2019

5 Fast Facts about Youtuber and influencer Xavier Gowie

Xavier Gowie is a 14 year old music/beauty personality based in Melbourne, Australia. He started singing at the age of 4 and never turned back. In late 2017 Xavier branched out into the world of beauty where he has explored his love and passion for makeup. As Xavier has gotten older he wants to start using he’s voice to fight against bullying and with that in mind has released Season 1 of his new series “That Kid” on his youtube channel “Xavier Gowie” which he hopes will spread the word to a wider audience and hopefully take impact on teens older and younger.

Her’s 5 fast facts about Xavier!

He’s an anti-bullying advocate….

My goals are definitely to grow a wider audience and just get my message out. Yeah I obviously would love for people to love my singing and beauty but my #1 priority is to get my anti bullying message out there and hopefully with that take a big impact on this generation. I have started my own merchandise line on for my new series “That Kid” available to watch on my youtube channel “Xavier Gowie” which 10% of all the proceeds go to the charity “Bully Zero”, so that’s just a small contribution I’m making and my goal is to sell 1000 items from the three piece collection.

…who is still dealing with bullying every day.

I’m 1000% still getting picked on, at this point it’s not just my year level anymore. Younger kids now come up to me and say my catch phrases like “Hey guys it’s Xavier” just to poke fun at what I do. My last day of school this year was December 2nd so episode 1 of my brand new series “That Kid” from my Youtube channel “Xavier Gowie” had come out one day prior. It was such a mixed day for me. There were people coming up to me genuinely saying they enjoyed it and will continue to watch, others didn’t like it which I knew was bound to happen. But then there were the people who kept trying to airplay it onto the big screen, fake crying trying to impersonate and insult me, and I will never forget one of my classmates saying “Who gave the video a thumbs down”, and over half of my class put there hand up. It hit me like a basketball to the face because the people who disliked it weren’t the general public, it was people who knew me. So in saying that yes I definitely do still get picked on but I definitely have people who love and support me so much such as my best friend Andy B who you see in multiple episodes of the series. 

He almost cried in front of a lot of people.

My most embarrassing moment in real life that I can think of was probably when I was onstage at one of my monthly open mics and I was singing “Bellyache” by Billie Eilish and I forgot the words to one part, so I LITERALLY said in front of the whole crowd “I think the music skipped”. So I ended up restarting and I posted the performance on my Youtube channel “Xavier Gowie” and if you screenshot my face at the start and zoom in you can see I look like I’m about to cry because I was so upset and embarrassed. So that was probably the most embarrassing moment I’ve had in real life.

His big sis was a HUGE inspiration.

One thing that people would be surprised to know about me is that when I was younger I wanted to be EXACTLY like my older sister Alyssa. The reason I wanted to start singing was because of her, she used to be the singer in the family so I wanted to be the same. Whenever she would start watching a TV series or a Youtube I would automatically start watching it and liking it because she did. You would never know now because we are so different! She doesn’t really sing anymore, she doesn’t really like makeup, she loves sports where as they are not as appealing to me and the list goes on. I mean we are pretty fortunate to have things in common but if we do now, its because I actually like it.

Hi-chews are his thang.

Ummm one unusual thing I carry around with me is Hi-Chews. So this is a pretty recent one but I just started buying Hi-Chews and they are honestly something I can’t live without. For anyone that doesn’t know what a Hi-Chew is it’s basically flavoured chewy candy. It’s so delicious and I like to keep a few packets in my bag just in case I need a burst of flavour! I have to thank my best friend Andy for my addiction.

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5 Fast Facts about actor Abraham Rodriguez

Abraham Rodriguez is a bilingual actor who has worked on various film, television, and commercial productions in both the English and Spanish markets. Abraham is currently starring in the Nickelodeon series Power Rangers Beast Morphers as Nate Silva, the Gold Power Ranger. Season 2 is to premiere in early 2020 on Nickelodeon. 

Here’s 5 fast facts about Abraham!

He’s got a big heart.

I got to go to a children’s hospital in New Zealand, while filming for Beast Morphers, and surprise children and their families. I was dressed as my character Nate and got to talk to the kids and their familes, take pictures with them, sign toys and photos. Seeing all the children and their families so happy and smiling was truly one of the greatest feelings. To be able to put a smile on someones face, especially when they’re going through a tough time, is one of the greatest things about working in the entertainment industry.

He’s got advice for anyone being bullied.

The biggest advice I would give is to never be afraid to ask for help. Never hold back from talking to someone about something that is concerning you or causing you harm in any way. Communication is so important. I would also say never stop being yourself and never stop doing what makes you happy, no matter what anyone has to say or think. It’s your life, live it how you want to. Don’t ever let anyone or anything stop you from being you. Keep shining and follow your dreams. Anything is possible. 

There is one blooper he probably doesn’t want anyone to see — EVER.

One of my most embarrassing moments was when I was filming a fight scene for Beast Morphers, I did a jump kick and ripped open the entire back of my pants in front of our entire crew. We all broke out in laughter as I ran to change into a new pair of pants. 

Green thumb? Check.

I love plants. I currently care for 16 plants. They’re like my children and I want 85379620 more. I follow a bunch of plant accounts on Instagram. I want my apartment to be like a jungle. 

He can’t live without the ‘Gram.

I’ve never uninstalled an app because of using it too much, but if I did, it would probably be Instagram because it’s the app I use the most. But I could never actually uninstall it because I love it too much!

5 Fast Facts about singer and actress Gabriella Martinez

Gabriella Martinez is an American Latina born in Nyack, New York. She has worked on various short and feature films, television and commercials.  Gabriella just landed a recurring role on Penny Dreadful City of Angels that will air on Showtime.  

Here’s 5 fast facts about Gabriella!

She is super stoked about her latest role.

There have been so many magical moments and I am so grateful for all the opportunities I receive. My first day on set for Penny Dreadful I was welcomed by the producer and he expressed how excited he was to have me on the show. It was definitely an emotional moment for me as he told me how amazing my audition was and that I deserved to be working on a fabulous show such as Penny Dreadful. Once he left my trailer I shed a few happy tears and was determined to put 110% of myself into my role.

Health is a priority.

Being a performer is something I have absolutely loved to do for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was three I have been dancing, singing, and acting and excited to do it every time. There is nothing that brings me more happiness than sharing music and making people laugh, but the only consistent part of performing is yourself. A big part of my job is my health so when I get sick I feel like I am trapped in jail! I have to constantly be careful and even in some of my contracts I cannot go to theme parks or trampoline parks while I’m working on a job. I consider myself an adrenaline junky and LOVE roller coasters but my love for performing surpasses my need to ride the Superman coaster at Six Flags.

She may or may not have done THIS embarrassing thing.

Ok, I have a lot of embarrassing moments every day if I am being honest. I usually try not to remember them so I don’t feel as awkward as I should but I’ll spill the beans for you. The other day I may or may not have walked in on someone in a fitting room. I thought it was my best friend! Needless, to say… it wasn’t, she was in the one next door.

Her voice isn’t her only instrument.

Something people would be surprised to know about me is that I am currently learning how to play the piano. I took a couple lessons when I was in fourth grade but never had a piano to practice on. I picked up the guitar when I was 13 and I love it but it made me want to learn more instruments, so now I have a collection of guitars, a ukulele from Hawaii, and hopefully a new keyboard this Christmas.

She appreciates the classics.

A song that I can listen to over and over is “I’ve Got a Crush on You” by Ella Fitzgerald. I love old classics and adore jazz music so I will play them at any time of the day.


Here is a selfie of me on my way to a fitting!

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Panicked about what to get your BFF, family, or even yourself this Christmas, which is right around the corner?

Have no fear, we’ve rounded up a few goodies for you to check out. And if they arrive late in the mail or from Amazon–there’s always Reyes Magos Day on Jan 6th! (that’s is basically “second Christmas” for Hispanics lol)

So without further ado, let’s check out the products!

KiwiCo Maker Crate as low as $24.95/mo

KiwiCo has released Maker Crate, a new line of hands-on art projects for those ages 14+. Maker Crates were designed to help teens discover new art and design techniques and build their creative confidence by turning their artistic visions into design realities. Each crate includes a chance to experiment with a new technique, draw inspiration from real designs, and take pride in a finished project that’s both fun and functional- for all skill levels.

The sample we received was for macramé planters. The kit included everything from paper clay to sculpting tools to suction cups for hanging, along with easy to follow instructions. Start by designing a macrame keychain to learn knotting. Then craft two macrame hangers. Finish off by sculpting, decorating, and customizing clay pots for your hangers.

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series $149.99

For years, fans have been delighted watching their favorite physicists Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) navigate the universe and everyday life along with Penny (Kaley Cuoco), and fellow scientists Howard (Simon Helberg), Raj (Kunal Nayyar), Amy (Mayim Bialik) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), as well as other beloved characters. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Series, includes all 279 original episodes from 12 seasons of the top-rated sitcom, and is available for fans to own on DVD and a premium Limited Edition Blu-ray.

The complete set features nearly 12 hours of extras along with an additional disc including three exclusive and never-before-seen featurettes! The special Limited Edition Blu-ray Boxset comes in a beautiful lay-flat book with a fun pop-up and includes a digital copy of every episode!

Gotham: The Complete Series $73.99

This gift includes all five seasons of the hit Gotham series available for fans to own on Blu-ray and DVD. From character origins to the final episodes of the hit DC/WBTV series that lay the foundation for the city’s iconic future, the release is the perfect gift for veteran fans and newcomers alike. The series features an all-star cast lead by Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland), Donal Logue (Grounded for Life, Vikings), David Mazouz (Touch), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones), Camren Bicondova (Gotham Stories), Cory Michael Smith (Carol) and Chris Chalk (12 Years a Slave). Shane West (A Walk to Remember) is also introduced in the as the iconic DC Super-Villain, Bane for the final season.

The set includes 18 discs.

Charcoal White Toothpaste $19.99 for six pack

GuruNanda has released a toothpaste called Charcoal White, which contains activated charcoal. Charcoal White not only lifts stains without harsh chemicals or fluoride, but it also freshens breath with a blend of six natural essential oils headlined by peppermint for a great taste.

We tried it and were expecting a mouth full of black, but it actually foams up to a light grey color very quickly. The jet black color is aided by added black coloring, not just pure charcoal, which makes us wonder how much charcoal is actually in the product. Nevertheless, it has kept our teeth white and has a nice taste.

Zollipops, Zolli Drops and Zaffi Taffy starting around $3.50

Founded in 2014, Zollipops are natural, gluten-free, sugar-free and non-GMO lollipops that help raise the pH (a scale used to measure acidic or base qualities) in the mouth, neutralize acid and may reduce the risk of tooth decay, dental caries and future development of cavities. Created by 10 year old Alina Morse, Zollipops also contributes 10% of all Zollipops profits to support oral health education in schools.

The line has expanded beyond just lollipops to include Zolli Drops and Zaffi Taffy – tasty and good for your oral health!

An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History of Mythology That Inspired Tolkien’s World (Leather-bound Classics) by David Day Leather Bound Hardcover $15.69

This 544 page leather-bound work is a must for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit who want to delve deeper into the world of Tolkien with a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth. A lot of work must have gone into preparing this beautiful book, which features a luxurious engraved leather cover, gilded edge pages, and fantastic artwork — so much so that we cannot believe it is so affordable!

“The fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creatures—as well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years. In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creations—the Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle—and more than 200 black-and-white illustrations.

HaloSmile Kit , starting at $59.99 #TWKGIVEAWAY

Picture this: you’ve got a hot date and you are just about ready to go, but you one quick check in the mirror and notice your teeth are, let’s just say, less than sparkly white. What do you do?

Well, if you’ve got HaloSmile around, you can have noticeable whiter teeth in about 3 minutes. As long as you don’t mind the drool. We’ll explain that part later; let’s cover the product and what it does first.

HaloSmile is a temporary whitening system for your teeth, meaning you literally paint your teeth with it and the coating stays on for hours. Its vegan, peroxide-free, and relatively quick and simple to apply.

Just add two drops of activator to the powder contained in one of the lovely jewel-like pods, stir well using the back of the applicator brush for 30 seconds and put aside. Insert the plastic mouth-holder-open thingy into your mouth, dry your teeth very well, and start applying. Once done, hit your teeth with the final touch “polish” and that’s it.

So, what are the results like? Well, our first attempt came out pretty splotchy. See below. Its just super hard to do because of the prolific amounts of drooling involved, even with paper towel rolled up under the tongue. With practice, however, we’ll probably get it more even. That’s what all the rest of the reviewers claim, and it makes sense.

Drool drool everywhere!
Not the most even paint job, esp. on the left-most tooth, but overall not too bad.

The other thing is that it feels a bit “grainy” when you run your tongue over your teeth. But, after several hours, the teeth still look whiter, so the product does work as claimed! One issue for our test subject was that the coating started to wear off unevenly, leaving it splotchy after day 2, because it is really HARD to remove despite lots of brushing and flossing. Actually, there was still visible residue after 4 days. So, they probably need to come up with a way to remove it and throw that into future kits, like one of those rubber-tipped tooth stain erasers.

This tooth makeup system could come in very handy for picture day, prom, etc. AS LONG AS YOU PRACTICE A FEW TIMES BEFORE! Watch this following video to learn how to use, and try not to laugh imagining how silly you will look with that mouthpiece in your grill. The results, once the product is mastered, are worth it though!

Luster Pro Light Dental Whitening System, $26.26

If you prefer a more permanent solution to your teeth whitening, this kit will do the trick. Yes we tested it, and it works — pretty well too. Teeth were noticeably whiter after just one application.

All you have to do in brush and floss, rinse using their included wash, apply the peroxide mix (it stings if you get it on your lips or gums–meaning its the real deal!), and let it dry for twenty seconds. Finish off with a two minute round with the dual-energy whitening light (the coolest part of this process by far), and check your results. Need it brighter? You can repeat the process immediately over and over again until you get the shade of white you like! The kit has about 20 applications.

Pro tip: put some cotton or paper towel under your tongue to avoid drooling during the light part.

CLEARstem VITAMINscrub – Antioxidant Infused Cleanser $39.00

When we saw the price for we were like “nah” but after just ONE use of this product we were like “heck yes, totally worth it.” It works very, very well to removed dead skin cells, tighten pores, and restore a nice glow. Your face will feel baby smooth and look great. We wish we had a bottle to give away–but we only got sent one and we are keeping it mwahaha!

VITAMINscrub is an antioxidant infused facial cleanser with a mild exfoliating action. You only need a small amount each time you use it (rubbing it in for about 30 seconds before rinsing), and it smells GREAT, almost good enough to eat. In fact, you can eat a lot of the raw ingredients in this, because it contains things like mango, aloe vera, green tea, grapefruit, turmeric, and even hemp seed oil.

According to the company:

VITAMINscrub is good for all skin types including dry, mature, sensitive, blemish-prone, combination and normal. It’s designed for daily use. Environmentally-friendly bamboo particles act as a polish to resurface the skin and keep pores clear.

Crystal Mineral Enriched Deodorant, $6.15

For those who prefer a few less harsh chemicals on their body when applying deodorant, you might want to give Crystal Mineral Enriched Deodorant a go.

The two samples we were sent (Freshly Minted and Mountain Fresh) have a pleasant smell and don’t leave a thick white residue on your shirts or sheets like a few other essential-oil based deodorants we have tried in the past. As far as controlling odor for 24 hours as claimed, results here were mixed. Let’s just say we recommend a touch up application every once in a while if you are exerting yourself and sweating above average.

The product incorporates essential oils, and while it does contain common things like propanediol and sodium stearate, it is aluminum and paraben-free and hypoallergenic. You can check the safety of the ingredients of any other cosmetic or household product ingredient at the Environmental Working Group’s Skin-Deep Database.

Sun Shield Stick SPF 50, $12.50

While summer is basically over (sob), don’t think you don’t need sunscreen still. Outdoor activities like skiing, skating, and sports still expose your skin to UV rays, and you need protection. For a convenient way to apply it, try the Sun Shield Stick SPF 50 by MyChelle. Its like a chapstick for your skin, and is lightly tinted for a neutral finish.

From the website:

Sun Shield Clear Stick SPF 50 is a mineral-based, water-resistant sunscreen that glides on smoothly and dries clear to deliver powerful UVA and UVB full-spectrum protection. Zinc Oxide provides a safe alternative to harsh chemical sunscreens. The addition of Avocado, Jojoba, and Vitamin E Oils help moisturize and protect, and Cocoa Seed Butter soothes skin and supports elasticity. Perfect for on the go. .52 oz. Made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Silicones, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. Vegetarian. Cruelty-free. Reef Safe and Biodegradable. Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 17% 

So the main ingredient is good old zinc oxide, and that makes this product reef safe for use when diving or enjoying places like Xel-ha in Cancun (which we highly recommend, having just come from a vacation there whoop whoop!).

7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud and Peel-Off Mask, prices unavailable #TWKGIVEAWAY

Alright, we did not have time to test these out by press time, but wanted to include them for those looking for quick detoxes and refreshers for their faces. They are made by a company with a good pedigree as far as eco-friendliness and commitment to being cruelty-free, Montangne Jeunesse, which has been in business since 1985.

The products we were sent are single-use Dead Sea Mud mask and a peel-off mask. The instructions are super easy: simply clean and dry your face, apply the contents, and wait until COMPLETELY dry. Then remove and voila! — fresh face!

One thing we have to mention is the striking artwork on the labels, which feature some smiling, yet somewhat terrifying, half-human, half plant creatures lol.

Look at them:

OMG. They are certainly attention-grabbing!

At any rate, here is the description for the peel-off mask:

Clean and purify your skin with our Dead Sea Salt peel off! Chamomile soothes your skin and Fucus Vesiculosus (Seaweed) fights free radicals. Leave your skin feeling healthy and revitalised!

And the mud mask:

We’ve harvested nutrient rich minerals from the Dead Sea to draw out impurities and open blocked pores for clean, soft skin. Key ingredients Dead Sea salt, seaweed, lavender.

5 Fast Facts about actress Yasmeen Fletcher

Yasmeen Fletcher was born in Orange County, CA then moved to Las Vegas, NV at the age of 3. She lived there until December 2018 when she moved back to LA to pursue her acting career.

A singer since the age of 2 and an actress since the age of 13, she’s always had a love for the entertainment industry. Next year, she has two movies coming out: Let Us In (2020) and Upside Down Magic (2020)

Here’s 5 fast facts about Yasmeen!

Her overall goal is just to stay in the biz for as long as possible.

Obviously, there are a lot of things that I would love to accomplish in the industry such as win an Oscar, work with some of my idols, get a star on the Walk of Fame; things like that. But as far as my one ultimate showbiz goal goes, I’d say that it’s to be able to stay in this industry (as cheesy as that sounds). My absolute biggest goal is to do what I do as long as I love it.

She plays it cool around big celebs.

Believe it or not I have never been starstruck! I really don’t get starstruck because I think of almost all celebrities as just normal people. I have a few exceptions like Meryl Streep or Zendaya, but other than that I don’t think I can get starstruck.

A crowd of 4,000 saved her once.

About 2 or 3 years ago I got the opportunity to sing the national anthem for the Las Vegas 51’s and it was by far the biggest crowd I had ever sang for. (It was around 4,000 people.) I worked myself up so much that I forgot probably the most famous line of the song I’ve known my entire life. I completely blanked on “and the rockets red glare” and I sat there in the middle of the field, blank faced until the crowd picked up the next line for me. I was extremely embarrassed until I found out that everyone in the audience thought the mic cut out!! 

She started off with another language besides english.

I think most people would be surprised to know that english was not my first language! I actually spoke only Arabic until I was about 4.

Keep the helix pomatia off her plate please.

I will not eat snails. I refuuuseeeee to eat escargot. I know it’s a delicacy in some places but the thought of it makes my stomach turn.

Just drinkin’ Starbucks and having a good day with my cousin at the moment 🙂

5 Fast Facts about singer and actress Gianna Adams

Gianna Adams is a 19-tear-old singer-songwriter from Las Vegas who has created and performed her entire life.  After writing and recording her first song at the age of five, starring in her first feature film at the age of six, and bagging the lead role in a professional theatre production at the age of eleven, Gianna has gone on to finish school early and attend Berklee College of Music.  This year, GRAMMY Camp recognized Gianna and her songwriting ability as one of 10 songwriters around the country chosen to attend their summer program at USC.

She released her first EP & a Christmas release in 2018.  She released a new single in 2019 called Radio and recently 2 albums that she wrote for were under consideration for the 2020 Grammy Awards. Gianna’s unique voice, blended with hints of pop, R&B, and country, complements her self-written tunes.

Here’s 5 fast facts about Gianna!

She’s got big goals.

My ultimate showbiz goal is honestly to just be successful doing what I love to do every single day, but additionally to that I would definitely say being listed in the songwriters Hall of Fame, receiving a Grammy, and starring in an Oscar-winning feature film are most definitely on the list! 

She has never been starstruck.

I haven’t really met one of my biggest inspirations/ celebrities so I haven’t been star struck yet! 

She had a roller coaster meltdown once.

Oh gosh there’s so many I’m sure… I would have to say it would be when I went to Magic Mountain for my friend’s birthday and was so scared to go in the roller coasters that they had to force me onto one & I bawled my eyes out and made them hold my hands because I thought I was going to die. The good news is, I made it out alive & now I love roller coasters haha! 

Candy? She says “Yes please.”

Something that people might be surprised to know that I am a total sweet freak. I love sweets and chocolate so much, and have eaten cookie dough as a snack practically my whole life which may or may not be a good thing haha. 

But she weirdly won’t eat THIS one sweet thing

I absolutely refuse to eat bananas. I don’t know why, but they are one of my least favorite things ever! You’d have to pay me a lot of money to even consider eating a banana haha. 

Selfie time!

New Haven Youth and Family Services Fundraising Drive

If you had a challenging childhood, or know somebody who did, you know how difficult it can be if you don’t have somewhere to turn. New Haven Youth and Family Services, in the San Diego area, is one of those places youth can turn to–and they would like to get the word out about their services and a fundraising effort happening right now.

New Haven has served over 15,000 youth over its 52-year history. It owns homes for kids that need a place to live, has high result, innovative care programs and nationally recognized career tech, innovative residential care programs, and a charter high school in Chula Vista

Board member Shaun Alger from Volohaus says, “This program is amazing. I have been serving on the Board for 7 years, and can tell you first hand the life changing impact and positive inflection New Haven delivers. You can make a HUGE impact on New Haven Youth and Family Services and the young men they serve by making a donation, which will go towards a matching contribution by Farmer’s Insurance. Anything, even $10, helps!”

New Haven was again selected as one of only 10 charities vetted by Farmers Insurance Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines GC January 23, 2020 to receive matching donations. Farmers measures number of donors AND dollar amount of donations to accelerate the matching formula.

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