SOURCE: Adventure Girl
Author and Online Phenom Stars in Reality Series to Find the Next Social Media Star
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwire – September 21, 2010) – Stefanie Michaels (aka Adventure Girl®) — the travel author and online megastar with more than one million Twitter followers — has been tapped to serve as a judge on MSN’s new web-based reality series “The Tastemaker.”
Michaels, who was named “America’s Tweetheart” by Vanity Fair, is joined on the show by “The Apprentice” Season 2 winner Kelly Perdew to judge which rising social media influencer will become the next online “Tastemaker.”
“It’s a thrill to be a judge on the first reality show that challenges participants to make the best use of social media,” Michaels said. “Sites like Twitter are changing how we communicate, and ‘The Tastemaker’ honors and celebrates the people making a difference.”
The show features six social media influencers who battle it out over six weeks to capture the most attention, and in-turn win a $10,000 prize. Each contestant is an activist and entrepreneur, proving that it’s possible for anyone to become influential in the new world of social media, so long as he or she has a point of view and is willing to work hard.
The series debuted on September 13th. New episodes can be seen every Monday and Thursday morning at http://tastemaker.msn.com through October 21st, when Michaels will help crown “The Tastemaker.”
About Adventure Girl- Stefanie Michaels
Stefanie Michaels (aka Adventure Girl / @adventuregirl on Twitter) is a renowned author, speaker and online personality. Her book — “Adventure Girl’s Guide to Adventure Travel… without Breaking a Nail” — chronicles her experiences traveling to exotic locales around the world. Her AdventureGirl.com website is used by millions of travelers, and with over 1 million followers she has become one of the most influential people on Twitter. Michaels was named “America’s Tweetheart” in the Feb. 2010 issue of Vanity Fair, and is ranked #1 in Forbes’ 2010 list of “20 Best-Branded Women Online.” She also serves as lifestyle correspondent for The Huffington Post, and has appeared as a social media and travel expert on CNN, E!, NBC, The Rachael Ray Show and many other top-tier media outlets.
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