Soaps.com Talks To Kassie DePaiva’s Contest Winner!
Sharon, Shelia, Farrah & Debbie
Back in October, One Life to Live actress Kassie DePaiva (Blair Manning) ran a contest to include fan appearances in the new video release of her hit single “Too Little.” Although many fans were picked, Soaps.com caught up with one of the lucky winners, Farrah, who was gracious enough to share her experience with us!
Wanting to know how Farrah first heard about the exciting contest, we wondered how Kassi went about recruiting fans…
“Kassie’s fan club president Tonya Wiesen told Shelia and I about it. (Shelia is the girl in the video with me.) Tonya kept after me about doing a video, so I finally did,” Farrah admitted. Shelia and I were the first to submit a video. Tonya said we were the ones who got everyone else to do a video, which made me feel good that I got other fans to take part in the making of “Too Little.” We never had so much fun making the video!”
Knowing Kassie has a worldwide spread of fans, we knew the process of getting chosen couldn’t have been easy…
“Well after the video was shot, I had to email it to Ben, who was a huge part in getting the video made,” Farrah explained. “When Ben got the video, he posted it on Kassie’s site and it was on YouTube. The fans had three weeks to make a video. When the three weeks were up, Ben and Kassie looked over everyone’s video then picked out the ones they wanted. I was so excited when Shelia and I got picked. I went down to SSW [Super Soap Weekend] and Kassie was telling everyone about how funny our video was. We also got a microphone signed by Kassie as our prize.”
How exciting it must have been for Farrah to receive the news that she was one of the lucky winners!
“I got an email from Kassie’s record label, 5 Points Records out of New York, telling me we had won for “Best fan created video” for “Too Little,” she divulged.
After the winners were announced and the video production process began, we waited eagerly for a viewing and wanted to know if Farrah had to as well – or if she was privileged enough to get a sneak peek…
“No,” Farrah stated. “I had to wait to see the video when it premiered just like everyone else. Shelia and I are in several shots of the video. We are inside a house in the living room. Shelia has a cowboy hat on and I have blonde hair with a green and white shirt on. Oh, and I am the one throwing clothes in the air.”
Everyone at Soaps.com absolutely adores Kassie. Having had the pleasure of interviewing her, we wanted to know what Farrah’s first impression of the beautiful actress was…
“I first met Kassie back in 2001. I heard that she was coming to Western Kentucky University for a concert and an autograph signing. I have been of fan of hers for years and was excited that she was coming near were I live, which was about 30 minutes away,” Farrah boosted. “Kassie was sick that day and she still came out and gave her all. She was so nice to her fans. I knew right then that Kassie was a beautiful person inside and out. That’s where I first met Tonya too. After that, I joined her fan club and I have really got to know Kassie and Tonya and other fans. We meet in Nashville every year in June during the CMA festival for Kassie's fan club breakfast. This year will be six years of doing that. Kassie is so down to earth and I think that’s what I love about her the most.”
Everyone who knows Kassie, knows she’s very generous with her time. Although having been included in her video, we had to be nosey and ask if there was anything else Kassie did for all of the fans that made the cut…
“She sent everyone a prize that was autographed,” Farrah told us.
Wow, what an honor to be able to say, “I was in Kassie DePaiva’s video!” Knowing the whole experience is something any fan would cherish, we wanted to know what was the most unforgettable memory that Farrah took away from this once in a lifetime experience…
“Kassie personally told me how much the video made her laugh and just getting to be a part of this amazing experience,” Farrah said proudly. “I hope this video will help Kassie's single move up the charts and get more radio time - and more people to buy the CD. The CD is wonderful.”
We agree, Farrah, Kassie’s CD is something that’ll bring you up when you’re feeling down, the songs will touch your heart and connect you and your feelings to that special someone in your life! Yes, we happen to be a big fan of Kassie’s music as well!
Soaps.com wants to thank Farrah for reaching out and giving us an inside view of her wonderful fan experience! As always, we welcome all fans to do the same through our Contact Us section !
In the meantime, we invite you all to visit Kassie’s MySpace, sit back and watch the video that makes Farrah proud to say, “I was in Kassie DePaiva’s video!”
OLTL Recap/News Writer