When making an opinion about an American Idol
contestant, one issue that typically comes up is how genuine they actually are. False modesty is difficult to recognize during a season, but sometimes you just get that nagging feeling that a contestant is displaying a persona out of touch with who they actually are. On American Idol 6
, for instance, Melinda Doolittle
was the constant recipient of this criticism; people didn't think it was possible for Doolittle to really be so modest. Turns out that she probably was, but there are always a few singers that, over the course of the season, put an act on for the camera. Last season, the one person who I can almost guarantee was being genuine is Brooke White
. It's something you can just tell. Brook reeked of kindness and decency from day one, and she continues to even after her American Idol
season has ended. It was recently announced that Brooke would be the spokesperson for the 'Save the World Summer” campaign.
Save the World Summer is a joint venture between Idol Gives Back and Malaria No More, and will encourage kids to spend their summer vacations earning money for charity, specifically in order to provide bed nets for malaria stricken areas of Africa. The kid who provides the most bed nets for Malaria No More during the campaign will win tickets to the American Idol
finale next year.
As the spokesperson, Brooke will do her best to encourage the youth of America to donate their time for a good cause. Brooke says, ““It's empowering for kids to learn how they can take simple steps to make a huge impact, be it through providing food for a hungry family, planting a tree to combat global warming or donating a bed net to protect a child from malaria. By learning that every individual can make a difference, they are learning what I learned through my experience on American Idol—that anything is possible.”
It's impressive that Brooke has jumped at the chance to do charity work so soon after her Idol season. It's always great to see people with new-found fame using it for good at their very first chance. In addition to Save the World Summer campaign, Brooke can be seen on the American Idol
tour, which kicks off on July 1.
Visit SavetheSummerWorld.org for more information.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: RealityTV Magazine
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