Detroiter competes on 'Glee Project'
June 5, 2012
Detroit resident Taryn Douglas hopes she'll inspire viewers as they tune in to watch her compete on Oxygen's "Glee Project" this season. The series' second season kicks off tonight with 14 hopefuls showing up to vie for a role on Fox's "Glee."
"It would mean so much to me to be able to win and participate on a television show that is so positive, but I'm hoping people will also see that it doesn't matter where you come from or how much you have as long as you go after what it is you want," says Douglas, 22, a native of Toledo.
The 2008 Berkley High School graduate tells Names & Faces that being a performer has always been her dream.
"When children are growing up, they always seem to change their mind when it comes to what it is they want to do, but I've never wanted to be anything but an entertainer ... or a humanitarian," she says. "I always said that if I wasn't off saving the world, I was going to be an entertainer. And all my life, I just taught myself how to sing, wrote songs and learned how to dance."
Douglas is one of seven females and seven males who will sing, dance and act their way through competition over the next few weeks. On the line is a guest-starring role during the fourth season "Glee," which returns to Fox in September.
Douglas, who performed in a couple of plays while attending the Toledo School for the Arts during her middle-school years, says the "Glee Project" experience already has been a life changer.
"This is it," she says. "I literally gave like everything up I had in my life for the 'Glee Project.' Now I'm chasing that dream and can't wait to see what happens next."