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VERNETTA JENKINS can add another accolade to a respected entertainment resume that already includes actor, voiceover artist , improv artist, producer, director, and writer: “America’s Premier First Lady Michelle Obama Look-Alike/Impersonator.”
Vernetta is a professionally trained actress/singer/dancer who began working in the Celebrity Tribute Artist business soon after the election of President Barack Obama November 4, 2008. In a relatively short time, she has become THE MOST sought after First Lady Michelle Obama look-alike/impersonator in the world and is known as “America’s Premier Michelle Obama” because of her dead ringer looks! Vernetta travels as “the face” of First Lady Michelle Obama to corporate, comedic, and private functions.
Vernetta performed and introduced Congresswoman Karen Bass in her 2010 victorious congressional race!
Ms. Jenkins is also a You Tube sensation with videos which have garnered over 8 millions views! Obama Does Thriller, Blame It (On The Economy), Michelle Obama Sings Happy Birthday, Modern U.S. President and most recently 'Barack Obama- I'm Gonna Win." www.youtube.com/vernettajenkins
Ms. Jenkins brings tongue and cheek humor along with joy and inspiration to millions of astonished people who might otherwise never have an audience with America’s First Lady.
A native of Chicago, IL, friends bombarded her with phone calls and emails immediately after the 44th First Lady started appearing in the news in 2008. Inspired by then 'Senator' Barack Obama’s message of HOPE and CHANGE, Vernetta took a hiatus from her day gig as a television producer and began volunteering full time at the “Obama for America” State Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA where she resides. Instantly other volunteers, staffers, and even national campaign officials were doing double-takes on a daily basis. No matter how she is dressed, Vernetta is stopped on a daily basis with the statement "Wow! You look just like Michelle Obama!"
“It's flattering when people honestly mistake me for Michelle Obama. Who wouldn’t be! She’s clearly a very intelligent, articulate, compassionate, and graceful woman.” Jenkins continues, “...not to mention a terrific role model of a dedicated wife and mother for women of any color or nationality. I only hope to do my best and see this as a natural extension to my career as an actor."
Vernetta has made several professional “First Lady” appearances on television including JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, THE WANDA SYKES SHOW and a guest appearance on LIVE WITH REGIS & KELLY where she was nominated for a “Relly Award for Best Real Person.” She has also has filmed a cameo in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film “THE OBAMA EFFECT,” (2010) the first feature film about the 2008 election, written, directed and starring actor Charles S. Dutton. Vernetta is also a You Tube sensation with videos garnering over 5 million views! OBAMA DOES THRILLER, BLAME IT (ON THE ECONOMY), MICHELLE OBAMA SINGS HAPPY BIRTHDAY and MODERN U.S. PRESIDENT.
As an actor, Vernetta’s has appeared in film and television including THE JONAS BROS 3-D CONCERT Movie, ADAM SANDLER’S ‘FUNNY PEOPLE’, T.I.’S “TAKERS” as well as NBC’S “LIFE.” Her extensive experience both behind and in front of the camera make getting makeup, wardrobe, and performance material a breeze. Vernetta’s past career credits as an accomplished television producer include over 20 network reality and talk shows from BIG BROTHER to THE DR. PHIL SHOW. In 2008, she sold her first docu-reality show to Lifetime Television called “THE PREMIER AND I,” a fairy-tale romance starring actress LisaRaye McCoy-Misick and her husband, The Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Vernetta accomplishments also include awards such as 'Most Natural" guest on LIVE WITH REGIS & KELLY, the 2009 “Mirror Image Award” Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Tribute Artists and the 2010 “Rising Star Award” from the CIC/Reel Awards.
Vernetta exhibits the same self-confidence of First Lady Michelle Obama that is empowering and aspirational. Dynamic at events and a natural with improvisation, Ms. Jenkins is in her comfort zone delivering excellence as an emcee, meeting facilitator, or promotional spokesperson. Since discovering the similarities, she’s been having fun. “I am really looking forward to seeing where this road leads!” says Vernetta. “In my day-to-day life, I always hope to inspire others by my works. I’m hoping I will be able to continue inspiring others on this exciting new adventure!”
“AMERICA’S #1 FIRST LADY LOOK ALIKE / IMPERSONATOR,” Vernetta Jenkins will add First Lady style, grace and humor to your ad campaign, endorse your brand, products or services with a print, radio or television ad.
She is also available as an actor/voice over artist for feature films, television, commercials and videos.