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Keshia Knight Pulliam
"Cosby" kid Keshia Knight Pulliam has matured into a poised woman who views herself as a role model to young girls. She was the apple of America's eye as the adorable Rudy Huxtable and recently dove head-first into reality TV on ABC's "Splash
." In researching for the show, Keshia learned that no African-American women have competed in diving in the Olympics. Through her Kamp Kizzy organization, she takes a holistic approach to empower girls to break through barriers. Keshia's beloved grandfather called her Kizzy, a character from "Roots," so that inspired the name of her foundation. The sociology grad from Spelman College has her mom to thank for instilling such wonderful values in her and for introducing her to showbiz at a mere 9 months of age.
Watch Keshia talk about embracing her body and going on national TV in a bathing suit>>
For additional information on Keshia's organization Kamp Kizzy, please visit www.kampkizzy.org/
Grammy-winning record producer Kuk Harrell returns to review three more entrants in Kuk Harrell's Worldwide Internet Talent Search. In addition to the two young ladies who advanced in previous weeks, Kuk announced he has since selected Nikki Hayes from week one to be in his top ten. This week, it's all about the boys. In a bit of a Cinderfella story, last-minute contestant Kyl Means from Kansas City, MO got a coveted spot in the competition, beating out Nathaniel Bowers from Tupelo, MS and Jared Vasquez from Auburn, MA. The 21-year-old was smiling from ear to ear when Kuk and Marie delivered the news to him via Skype. Kyl submitted his audition video after Kuk had already selected his top 20. He pleaded with the record producer to consider expanding the field to 21. Well, his confidence and voice hit the jackpot! Plus, one lucky "Marie" viewer is a welcome addition to the talent pool.
Witness Kyl Means get the opportunity of a lifetime>>
Watch more of Kuk Harrell's Worldwide Internet Talent Search on his YouTube Channel
. And, follow him on Twitter @KukHarrell