A few weeks ago, Atlantic Station, Global Headquarters of Creative Loafing Atlanta, announced the winner of its Announcer Sweepstakes.
In the weeks since, those coming and going from the the 7,200-space parking garage (one of the world's largest underground parking garages) will notice a charming siren call welcoming them to facility.
It's the voice of Kim Wacker, an Atlanta-based actress, singer, model, host, deejay and voiceover artist.
How did you become "The Voice" of Atlantic Station?
I stumbled upon a contest online and entered to become the Announcer for Atlantic Station. I was amongst 5 finalists who submitted an 8 second voice track welcoming guests to Atlantic Station. There was a voting period on Atlantic Station's blog and I was excited to be chosen as the winner!
What's the biggest benefit to being "The Voice?"
The biggest benefit for me as the Announcer for Atlantic Station is the exposure it will bring for me. Over 9 million people visit Atlantic Station each year, and my voice will be heard by everyone who enters and exits the parking decks! I also get free parking and discounts at many of the shops and restaurants at Atlantic Station for life! I was treated like a local celeb at the Concierge desk when I last visited Atlantic Station!
You're originally from Orlando, and you've done some work for Disney, who was your favorite from the new Mickey Mouse Club? Whose career success do you emulate?
I am definitely a child of Disney! I grew up in Orlando and spent most of my professional career with the company. I auditioned several times for the new Mickey Mouse Club and I used to sit in the audience on a weekly basis! My favorite Mouseketeer would have to be Christina Aguilera! Who can compete with that powerhouse voice? I am a singer, actor and entertainer who lives to perform. I think I would have to say that I emulate the career success of Mandy Moore. She is also from Orlando, and became a triple threat with her music, hosting and acting career!
Now that you are in the ATL, how have you benefitted from the Georgia production boom?
Atlanta is definitely the Hollywood of the South and I am so excited to be here right now in the middle of this huge production boom! I am currently playing the role of Nicole Cartwright in the Baz Brothers Production/CW Studios feature film "Love and Success." I've also landed several featured, photo double and stand-in roles on various TV and film sets in Georgia over the last couple of months. I can't wait to see what the future holds!
What's your favorite movie or TV show that's been produced in Georgia?
My favorite move that was produced in Georgia was "The Lost Valentine" starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White. It was an endearing love story that really rang true for me.
As a sextuple threat (actress, singer, model, host, deejay and voiceover talent) which aspect of the industry appeals to you most? If you had to pick just one, which would you do?
I love how you call it a "sextuple" threat! I love so many aspects of performing! I'm not sure if I could choose just one aspect of the industry as my favorite. I think it would have to be a tie between singing and acting.
What's next for you? Other than coming and going from Atlantic Station, where can we see (or hear) your work?
Look for me playing Nicole Cartwright in the upcoming Baz Brothers Production/CW Studios feature film Love and Success. I also just finished playing the role of Crystal in a Touche' Productions short film titled The Message. You can also find me deejaying all over Atlanta with Radio Disney on the weekends as "KCKool!" Be sure to visit my website at www.KimWacker.com for weekly updates. You can also follow me on Twitter @Kim_Wacker and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KimWackerFan!
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