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Friday, April 20, 2012

The best things about the lady who's selling herself to Tyler Perry on a billboard

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That headline is a trick question, not only because it's not a question, but also because ALL things are the best things about Racquel Bailey, the 23-year-old New Jersey woman who paid $1,500 to advertise herself to Tyler Perry on a billboard near Tyler Perry Studios.

See, Bailey is a woman who knows what she wants (she wants to be the next leading lady in a Tyler Perry movie). And she knows how to get it (if spending $1,500 on a billboard is, in fact, a way to get things).

From 11 Alive News ...

Chances are, you've never seen her face. And you likely won't recognize her name. But Racquel Bailey's new billboard is turning heads in South Atlanta.

And she's hoping it's enough to propel her to a starring role in Tyler Perry's next film.

The 23-year-old actress bought ad space on a billboard at the intersection of Campbellton Road and Barge Road, and is using it to speak directly to the Atlanta film mogul. Her message: "Let me be your next leading lady." The board, she said, addresses Perry himself as the "Top Film Maker in ATL."
Bailey, who lives in New Jersey, said she purposely bought the space two miles away from Perry's studios.

"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!" she told 11Alive's Blayne Alexander via Skype

And it didn't come cheap; Bailey paid $1,500 for the billboard.

"My last money for the year!" she laughed.

Hahahaha. Bailey laughs because it's her "last money for the year." Then someone reminds her it's only April and that moldy-fruit-and-cat-food breath goes over terribly at auditions.

AND, this gigantic, garish advertisement is addressed to "Top Film Maker [sic] in ATL" rather than "Tyler Perry," why? Because she's subtle.

AND, when you go to Racquelbailey.com, nothing happens. :(

BUT, none of that matters because this is her demo reel and it's amazing and Tyler Perry is for sure going to put her in his next movie, but maybe not as the leading lady because only he gets to do that ...

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