2013 DITR Thrill of Victory Winner
Amy Jones-Jelks. I am a Diamond in the Raw. I first became a member of Diamonds in 2012 when I was 14 years old. Ever since then my life has never been the same. For someone with a burning desire to be in the entertainment business, this program has been one the best things that ever happened to me.
Honestly, it is such a blessing. I have had so many opportunities to get questions answered and actually talk with people in the entertainment business. Through the program, I have met many people with a variety of jobs that are behind the camera: from directors, producers, actors, actresses, location managers, set designers, hair and make-up artists, stunt men and women, folley artists, editors, and so many more. From this experience, I have figured out what I want to do in the business as well as what I want to get out of it. Diamonds in the RAW has also brought new people I have never met before but are now my very close friends.
The program has also allowed me to discover and learn the in’s and out’s of show business. In addition, I have acquired business etiquette for when dealing with customers and potential clients. I have learned teamwork skills and the importance of networking in this industry.
I would love to thank the DITR organization founder for all she does and all the hard work she pours into the program. I am so glad God placed her in my life and showed me her beautiful soul.
I strong recommend Diamonds in the RAW to any girl interested in the entertainment industry.
After all, girls run the world.
I so proud to be the winner of the 2013 Thrill of Victory $1,000 scholarship winner, now I can get my mac computer and be creative.