Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

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

News
by Tambay A. Obenson
July 6, 2012 12:02 PM
16 Comments
  • |
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.

News
  • |

More: Tyler Perry

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

16 Comments

  • TinseyRose Torres | January 10, 2014 12:45 PMReply

    Darmirra Brunson was offffff the CHAIN!!!!!...the cutting, the slicing, the characters...all of it..offff the CHAIN!!! I know I'm about 2 years late but my CONGRATULATIONS to her still stands!

  • LaShaunda Hawkins | July 9, 2012 6:04 PMReply

    Congrats Darmirra from LaShaunda and your baby cousin Iyana!!! Your aunt and grandma told me the news, your video was hilarious. :) Your talented just like your father and I can't wait to see you in your starring role!

  • Iadora | July 9, 2012 11:21 AMReply

    Tyler Perry has a email newsletter. When he announced the winner he said there were over 16,000 submissions. Sign up for it. At tylerperry.com.

  • dee | July 9, 2012 11:05 AMReply

    Liked her, but the beginning of the video reminded me of that girl in Coming to America



    "And then I want to write my own films and direct my own films and produce my own films"

  • Vio12 | July 6, 2012 10:33 PMReply

    She's awesome, and I'm definitely happy for her, but you mean to tell me that with all the money Tyler Perry makes, he couldn't have chosen 5-10 people for a WALK-ON role??? Let's be honest....this might have been an "opportunity" for someone to shine, but it's obvious that this was just another chance for TP to garner more publicity and feed his ego with all the media hoopla. Puh-lease.....

  • ALM | July 6, 2012 9:47 PMReply

    She is both very pretty and funny. The Whitney one made me chuckle.

    I must note that Skye Townsend (Robert Townsend's beautiful daughter) has the Beyonce impression on lock.

    Darmirra and Skye both should be invited to the casting for the "In Living Color" reboot if the Wayans family knows what's good for them.

  • Lavetta Cannon | July 6, 2012 9:33 PMReply

    OMG, this girl is hysterical!!! She should be on the new "In Living Color" remake or SNL. Good luck to her:-)

  • robgee | July 6, 2012 5:59 PMReply

    SNL? Really? That show is one of TVs last bastions of unexamined white supremacy. Cast members are actually assigned roles based on the color of their skin. Maya Rudolph had a bit of leeway because she was so obviously mixed. Look at this list of Black male SNL alums: http://www.yuppiepunk.org/2005/07/history-of-snls-black-dudes.html With the exception of Eddy Murphy, every one of them, in every sketch they did played "the black guy. " I wouldn't wish a job at SNL on my worst Black enemy.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | July 6, 2012 5:59 PMReply

    I hope this serves as a springboard for her to bigger and better things -- emphasis on better.

  • Michele | July 6, 2012 5:43 PMReply

    what happened to the girl that put up a billboard for him to notice her? did she get any shine? from anybody?

  • other song | July 6, 2012 3:49 PMReply

    that beyonce part is funny as hell

  • al | July 6, 2012 3:19 PMReply

    She's funny and attractive. I hope she has major success.

  • Micah | July 6, 2012 1:17 PMReply

    She is a beautiful woman. With the right writer and director combination, her talent could really soar.

  • Mark & Darla | July 6, 2012 12:49 PMReply

    Thanks to Mr. Perry just maybe her dreams will come true, without this contest Darmirra probably would have languish many more years trying to kick the door down. Now the world knows her many talents. Big up to Tyler 'Darmirra Brunson' dream maker.

  • Vanessa Martinez | July 6, 2012 12:17 PMReply

    I thought she was really funny. I like her. She should get her own show or webseries, not a Tyler Perry movie.

  • Nichole Carter | July 6, 2012 12:06 PMReply

    Oh wow, she's funny! I loved her Sh*t Beyonce Says skit!

Follow Shadow and Act

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua Take ...
  • Watch 'Inside Africa's' Trip to Kenya ...
  • Emmy Trophies Will Be Handed Out Tonight. ...
  • 'Short Term 12' Star Keith Stanfield ...
  • Caribbean Film VOD Platform STUDIO ANANSI ...
  • Muted, Black & White First Trailer for ...
  • Exclusive - Watch 1st Trailer for Nefertite ...
  • Ving Rhames Will Reprise His Role as ...
  • Watch 'Gotham: The Legend Reborn' Preview ...
  • Film Life, Inc. (Parent Company of the ...