BBYO Teen Angie Tozer Gets "MADE" on MTV
LIVE FACEBOOK CHAT WITH ANGIE TOZER WAS HELD ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, AT 9PM EASTERN
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Angie Tozer, a senior at Parkway Central High School and President of Shira BBG in St. Louis Council starred in the MTV reality show "MADE" on Saturday, December 3 to kick off the show’s 11th season. There were 4,000,000 viewers.
“MADE” is a Cinderella type reality show. This past summer MTV sent a team of coaches to transform 17 year old, Angie from a self proclaimed “tomboy” to a beauty contestant over a seven week period. Her team of coaches included Ms Missouri 2009, Tamara Osseck and world famous stylist, model, and entertainer, Jason Wimberly. Suzi Tozer, Angie’s mom and author of “Unforgettable Parties…Without Breaking the Bank” considered the transformation both physical and mental. She says, "The 2 months of filming follow up by a trip to New York for voiceovers, and getting to know the coaches and producers from MTV was a once in a life time experience, we've seen an incredible transformation in Angie." In addition to a physical makeover there was additional growth that dealt with the untimely death of Angie’s father when she was in 5th grade, and the loss of her family home which resulted in moving from a large home to a small apartment and sharing a bedroom with her older sister. The accumulation of Angie’s hard work is demonstrated in a beauty pageant.
Please support Angie by watching the episode below!
Q & A with Angie:
BBYO: What inspired you to apply for MADE?
Angie: To be quite honest, auditioning for MADE started out as just a fun thing that I brought up to my friends, who were super willing to help create a tape with me. We sat in my room, answered the questions on the website, and believe it or not, I received a call about a month later.
BBYO: Was the filming process what you expected?
Angie: The filming process was NOTHING like I expected. Before I knew it, a 40 year old man was following me around with a camera for what sometimes was up to 15 hours a day, for seven and ½ weeks. Although the process was super overwhelming, time consuming, and intense, it was worth every second just having the experience that I did.
BBYO: Do you still keep in touch with your coach? Are you happy with the results?
Angie: While watching MADE beforehand, I rarely saw strong connections between the teens and coaches, but the relationship between my coach, Jason Wimberly, and I was nothing short of best friends. Jason and I talk at least twice a week, and not only have I already visited him in New York once, but he plans to meet up with me during Spring Break. It’s great having someone so different than me, and with such a huge age difference, that cares about you SO much and that you can go to for anything. MADE gave that to me.
BBYO: What was your favorite part of the entire process?
Angie: My favorite part of this entire process was the end result. Watching myself grow so much in such a short amount of time was amazing to me, and the changes are still a part of me in my daily life. During the pageant, I felt like a totally new person and it was surreal. I never thought that I would be at the point that I am but I couldn't be any happier, and overall the experience has been so unreal.
BBYO: How did BBYO play a role in your transformation during the show?
Angie: BBYO has played a huge role in my life, during filming and just in everyday life as a whole. Being St. Louis’s Council N’siah last year, and Chapter N’siah this year really made balancing both filming and programming an obstacle, but obviously we made it happen. Fitting enough time for both into my life helped me learn time management, and it was AWESOME to get to bring MADE into BBYO and film during council programs and board meetings. In addition, I can honestly say that the encouragement from my BBG sisters and brothers made it all worthwhile, and made it possible for me to push through any struggles I faced this past summer.
BBYO: How do you feel now that the show is over and aired?
Angie: Now that the show is over and aired, first of all I feel relieved! I was so happy with how it turned out and now my life is so much busier than it has been. Although I wish BBYO could have played a bigger role in the episode because it’s such a huge part of my life, I’m very happy with how everything turned out. The entire experience has been so unreal, and I could not be more grateful for the opportunities and support I’ve been given.