After seven weeks of battling through almost every imaginable horror scenario, VH1's Scream Queens
has finally found its first victor. The competitive reality series premiered on October 20, introducing 10 unknown actresses who would contend against each other for a break-out role in the horror film Saw VI.
Contestants competed in a series of challenges, from working with bugs to stunt acting, designed to prove they have the talent and the strength to succeed.
On last night's finale, the competition came down to three actresses who must put everything they've learned to the test in the most grueling and exhausting challenge they've ever had to face: The Scream Queen gauntlet. Lindsay Felton immediately got “The Axe,” leaving Michelle Galdenzi and Tanedra Howard to face off in one final Director's Challenge that will determine the winner of Scream Queens.
In the end, Tanedra Howard was crowned despite being regarded as the underdog and the only actress on the competition without any formal training. With the Saw
franchise nearing 700 million dollars in worldwide revenue, this is Tanedra's chance at stardom on an infinite stage.
“I'm excited. Well, I'm excited and nervous at the same time,” Tanedra Howard told VH1 in an interview following her victory on Scream Queens
. “I haven't heard anything yet [about the film]. I heard something about pre-production starting in February or March and that it's going to be filmed in Canada. But that's about it. They haven't gotten in contact with me, so I assume they're going to do that soon, now that the show is over. We have no idea what the role will be like. I heard a rumor that the way the role was written would depend on who won. I guess they're just waiting to see what the winner is capable of pulling off.”
Meanwhile, Tanedra is getting her stuff together to prepare for whatever career she's headed for.
“I'm starting on new headshots and working on my resume. I need representation, too. I don't have an agent or manager, but I thought I should wait till the show stopped airing so people could see my work. And now I have a demo reel, so I'm getting ready to send that out, too. But I'm open to anything: sitcoms, soap operas, anything,” she said.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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