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PRESS, MEDIA, BOOKING INQUIRIES Please Contact: Kim Carter Evans, MBA P.O. Box 870912, New Orleans, LA 70187-0912 Phone: 504-233-2264 Email: kevans@toriturner.biz


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FACT SHEET AUTHOR

Tori Turner HOMETOWN

New Orleans, Louisiana PUBLISHER

Delphine Publications BOOKS PUBLISHED

When I Decided to D.R.E.A.M. BIG ORGANIZATIONS

Tori Turner’s D.R.E.A.M. BIG Foundation T Star Entertainment, Inc. BOOKS AVAILABLE

Amazon.com LINKS

twitter.com/TORI_TURNER facebook: toriturner.biz www.toriturner.biz Instagram: blazing_harmony www.delphinepublications.com


BIOGRAPHY

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14 year old Victoria Jonquil Turner, affectionately known by most as “Tori Turner” is a native of New Orleans, LA. Tori is a philanthropist, an actress, model, entrepreneur, teen queen and author. Tori is a 9th grader at New Orleans Center for Arts where she studies acting/drama. As an author with Atlanta based Delphine Publications, Tori released her first inspirational book, “When I Decided to D.R.E.A.M. BIG.” As an entrepreneur, Tori started her company, T Star Entertainment, Inc. at 13 years old and released her first empowerment single, “Rock the Crown” in August 2012., and put on her first concert for her foundation as a benefit to help fund other youth’s dreams.

As the 2012 Miss Black Louisiana USA Talented Teen, Tori was awarded the National Miss Black USA Talented Teen Service Award which is given to the national delegate that has done the most in her community and beyond during her state reign. During her reign, Tori called teens to action through, community service/volunteerism and youth entrepreneurship, inspiring them to be the change that they want to see in their communities.

Tori founded the Tori Turner’s D.R.E.A.M. BIG Foundation at the tender age of 12 years old with a mission of supporting the dreams of youth around the state of Louisiana. Her foundation was birthed through her dream of becoming a professional actress, model and entertainer. In 2011, her foundation issued thousands in scholarships to deserving youth and put on the D.R.E.A.M. BIG Benefit Concert .. The concert featured signed artists and other local youth that desired to showcase their talents as upcoming artists in the entertainment industry. The concert was partly funded by Lil Wayne’s Family 1st Foundation, along with other generous sponsors. Last year the D.R.E.A.M. BIG Foundation also hosted Calling Teens to Action/ Teens Making A Difference Community Fair. Tori firmly believes that you are never too young to make a difference!

Her message is to always D.R.E.A.M. BIG and believe in God and yourself and you can do whatever you set your mind to!


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RESUME’ PERSONAL STATS: Height: 5’5” Weight: 130 lbs. Hair Color: Dark Brown Eye Color: Dark Brown DOB: 9.30.98

Contact: Kim Carter Evans Post Office Box 870912 New Orleans, LA 70187-0912 504.233.2264 kevans@toriturner.biz or tt@toriturner.biz

EXPERIENCE: THEATRE: Esmeralda (2011) “The Abduction of Mother Goose”

New Venture Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA

AUTHOR: When I Decided to D.R.E.A.M. BIG (Delphine Publications – 2013) MODELING: Teen Spokesmodel—Diva Couture Cosmetics; Teen Spokesmodel—Bella Dame Bijoux, Inc. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER: Krewe of Harambee—Living the Dream Scholarship Celebration (Shreveport, LA; “Living the Dream;” NOLA Black Girls Rock (New Orleans, LA; “I AM”); Bayou Soul Writers & Readers Conference Youth Empowerment (New Orleans, LA; “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”); 2012 National Urban League National Conference—Youth Summit (New Orleans, LA; “Youth Empowerment”); Auxiliary to the National Medical Association—Youth Empowerment Summit (New Orleans, LA; “Anti— Bullying”) CELEBRITY HOSTING: State Farm Bayou Classic—Fan Festival 2012 (New Orleans, LA); Heal the Hood Foundation Telethon 2012 (Memphis, TN); AWARDS: 2012 Miss Black Louisiana USA Talented Teen; 2012 Baton Rouge Rotary Young Heroes Award (Nominee); 2011 Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Gold; 2012 Miss Black USA Talented Teen – Community Service Award. YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Founder-Tori Turner’s D.R.E.A.M. BIG Foundation, Owner/CEO - T Star Entertainment, Inc.


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RESUME’ TRAINING: Drama I

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)

Acting Coaching

Gregory Williams

New Venture Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA

Acting I & II

Andrea Frankel

John Robert Powers, Metairie, LA

Modeling

Dayna Jenkins

John Robert Powers, Metairie, LA

Dance: Ballet, Tap, & Jazz

5 Years

Benjamin’s School of Dance, New Orleans, LA

Piano/Voice

3 Years

Melody School of Music, New Orleans, LA

AFFILIATIONS: FCA-Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Member), National Junior Beta Club (Member-At-Large Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans—Teen Leadership Ambassador Against Crime. COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEERISM: Volunteer Staff with Home Mission-Feed the Homeless-New Orleans, LA; Mark Ingram Foundation-New Orleans, LA; Tori Turner’s D.R.E.A.M. BIG Foundation; Make-A-Wish Foundation of Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast— Kids 4 Wish Kids Advocate


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PUBLIC SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES Author, Speaker Tori Turner has traveled her state and surrounding regions delivering her powerful and inspirational messages to other teens and youth. A dynamic speaker, Tori engages her audiences with her on time and youthful messages. Tori has set out on a journey of going after her dreams and she wants to encourage other teens to go after their dreams as well. Tori’s other passion is service to her community. She is “Calling Teens to Action” everywhere to be the change that they wish to see in and around their communities. Tori has spoken before national audiences such as: National Urban League National Conference Youth Summit and Town Hall Plenary, National Auxiliary to the National Medical Association and many more. Read below to find out more about Tori’s key speaking areas that will be sure to captivate the audiences of your youth organization.

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Pursuing Your Dreams “I AM” (You are whatever you believe you are!) Youth Entrepreneurship Community Service Call to Action (You are never too young to make a difference!) Anti—Bullying Youth Empowerment (Standing on the Shoulders of Giants)

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Published by Delphine Publications, When I Decided to D.R.E.A.M. BIG recalls how as an aspiring teen actress, model, entrepreneur and philanthropist, at only 14 years old Tori Turner has learned that getting to the top and reaching stardom is a marathon, not a sprint. Through personal accounts, triumphs, and pitfalls as a young aspiring artist, Tori shares with her reader how to overcome by keeping God first and not only dreaming but dreaming big on purpose!


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AVAILABILITY ♥ Acting ♥ Modeling ♥ Media Interviews ♥ Appearances ♥ Motivational Speaking ♥ Celebrity Event Hosting

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