Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Winner Of Tyler Perry Talent Search Announced... Watch Her Audition Video

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 6, 2012 at 12:02PM

It was about a month ago when Tyler Perry announced a talent search contest via his YouTube channel where it was hosted, with the intent being to find the next big screen star!
16
Darmirra Brunson

It was about a month ago when Tyler Perry announced a talent search contest via his YouTube channel where it was hosted, with the intent being to find the next big screen star!

The winner would get a walk-on role in a future Tyler Perry movie, and what happens after that, well, who knows. What's that saying about big things having small beginnings...? Gotta start somewhere. 

Plus, ya never know; he might like the winner enough, or something about the winner might mesmerize him, and he'll decide to give the winner an even plumper role in another film. This is after all a business about impressions and connections; the more you make the better.

Contestants were asked to submit an audition video of themselves doing what they do best; the pop 10 were announced on June 29th and Tyler Perry was then to select the winner from there and announce today.

Guess what? It's today! 

And the winner is, as the second image above states is... actress/singer/comedian Darmirra Brunson.

I couldn't find any info on exactly how many entries were received, but I imagine there were plenty. There were a total of over 2.6 million views of all the entries.

What's next for Darmirra? We'll have to wait to find out what movie she'll be appearing in.

In the meantime however, watch the audition tape that helped her win the contest. I'll admit that I laughed at the Whitney Houston/Wendy Wiilliams segment of the compilation. That was funny. SNL should give Ms Brunson a look.

Congrats Darmirra. I suppose we'll be watching to see what comes of this...

As an aside, I wonder if that young lady who spent $1500 on a billboard ad to get Tyler Perry's attention sent in an audition video for this contest...? I wonder if anything came of that at all.

Watch Darmirra below; and if you'd like to watch the other entries, click HERE.

This article is related to: Tyler Perry


Shadow & ActNewsletter