Jacobs: A New Starlet!
21, 2003 - by guestwriter Stacie Shultz
She’s from New Jersey
and known by her friends as…well…Jersey. Still, this 20-year-old fashion
major who works as a bartender by night would like to be known internationally
throughout Sim Nation as Britani Jacobs, the name she was born with.
As most of you can see, Britani is another blonde trying to make it
in the entertainment business and it seems like overnight, she has.
It was mid-November when
Britani applied for a spot as Ian Heart’s love interest in his video for
“Here I Am”. When she found out she won, she was speechless. “I swear,
I had no idea that he would be interested in me. I just sent a picture
and told them why I should win and amazingly enough…I won!” Britani laughs
as she tells us about her shining moment.
Still, it wasn’t until a
few weeks later, when she ran into Ian’s manager, Kiely Darren, that she
found she actually had a chance as a singer. “Kiely came over to my apartment
to help me with my exam since we are about the same age and then, she heard
me singing while I was washing my clothes, weird I know, but then she said
I should look into making a demo,” She tells us.
So, Britani got back together
with Ian about two weeks later in London, and the two made a demo of a
song the two wrote together called “Just What I Need”, which is ironically
her first single from her debut album: “BJ” out in stores January 23, 2004.
Britani sent the demo off and she was able to impress MASC (Music Association
of Sim City) Records. A few weeks later, she was Sim Nation’s newest rising
So, here are the questions
we asked her as she sat down with us in her home town of Salem, New Jersey
and the answers she gave us. Be prepared…she’s not the ordinary pop star…
- Hi, Stacie!
What is one thing you
would change about yourself if you could?
- My height. I’m like
5’9 and sometimes taller than guys I date and that gets really annoying
sometimes because I really don’t want to be the one bending down to kiss
them or looking weird when we’re dancing or anything. *laughs*
Why did you decide to
go with the flow and take Kiely’s advice?
- Just the thought of
being able to become the next big star, the possibility, it was overwhelming
and I knew if I didn’t go with her advice the guilt and “what if” would
haunt me for the rest of my life. Not to mention, if I did make it I could
shop till I drop…sorta joking there! *laughs*
Where do you want to do
a tour and when do you expect to do one?
- The number one place
I want to tour is Greymount because my idol lives there and it seems like
a really nice place. I think we are planning on going on tour in February.
At the moment, I have no person to tour with so if you want…contact me.
What is your position
on the Ian Heart/Gin Hart case going on at the moment?
- Well, I think you shouldn’t
assume someone did something to someone else unless you know for sure they
did. I mean, what if something else happened. What if it was not a bit
there fault? What if you are making the biggest mistake of your life by
blaming him? I mean, no, I don’t know Ian as well as some people, but I
do know he would never do anything to harm her. He really did like her.
He actually told me she was a pretty and bright lady and he wouldn’t mind
working with her again. Seriously, this man would so not hurt Gin in any
Are you dating anyone?
- Yes, I am dating someone…a
special person to me.
Is that “special person”
- Yes, it is. He’s so
amazing, and I wish some certain other people could see that, but some
people just aren’t able to see through his “superstar” alter ego.
When did you two begin
- We began dating a few
days before the video shoot. He asked me on a date and we hit it off really
well and then he asked if I would mind to make it a usual thing, seeing
each other…dating as a couple. Those were his exact words.
Do you think they should
press charges against him?
- Not unless they are
150% sure it is Ian who is involved in her disappearance.
Do you want to do other
things besides singing?
- Yeah, I really wouldn’t
mind acting nor modeling. By the way, I am modeling for a fashion line
by Amandah Reel. The ad is coming out soon and I am so, stoked.
Who is your idol?
- Alisa Crawston. She’s
so beautiful and talented. Everytime I see her perform I just think “Damn,
that girl has got everything. I wanna be up there having that much fun
having people sing along with me. I want to be a star like her”. That’s
one lady I would love to meet!
What was it like in Salem?
- It was…odd. I mean,
the people are cool, but in a way, I like New York better.
Why are you majoring in
fashion and what made you become a bartender?
- I am majoring in fashion,
because I have always loved clothes, shoes, everything! It’s so cool to
me. I became a bartender because it was the only place hiring in New York
and they were desperate so they hired a 20 year old girl, one entire year
below the allowed age. Plus, the pay is good.
What is your advice to
others that want to be stars as well?
- I think they should
have guts and ask stars for help to break into the biz. They should also
hold their head high when they think there is nothing to do buy cry and
carry on. See what happened to me? I mean, I didn’t even ask to be discovered
and I was. Don’t just sit there and wait for the opportunity to come to
you, but live life and fate will totally send you a sign if you are meant
to be or not.
Thank you, G’day!
- YOU’RE WELCOME! *laughs,
smiles, hugs me, Stacie*
So there you have it, Sim
Nation’s newest Starlet, Britani Jacobs. If you would like to preorder
a copy of her freshman album: “BJ” e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org