23-Year-Old Spends Life Savings on a Billboard in Hopes to Get Cast in a Tyler Perry Movie
Racquel Bailey is a 23-year-old aspiring actress from New Jersey who has big dreams of being an actress in a Tyler Perry film. So, she spent $1,500 to put her headshot and website on a billboard in Atlanta, in hopes of attracting Perry's attention.
According to CL Atlanta, she rented ad space on a bilboard that is two miles away from Perry's studio, hoping that he will see it while he's driving to work and reach out to her."I hoped he would see it while he was driving to work, or on his way home from work, or that someone would see it!"
Bailey may have big dreams, but her bank account ain't so big, as she said the $1,500 she spent was her "last money for the year".
Her website which is listed on the billboard has her bio, portfolio, and most amazing of all the demo reel below. Unfortunately it seems as though that $1,500 she spent was not very wisely invested - because her talent as an actress is pretty much on par with Elizabeth Berkley's portrayal of Nomi Malone in Showgirls. Keep dreamin' girlfriend.