And the winner is...
DEEDRA AND KLIPZON!
I refuse to believe it any other way...
Deedra has already won in so many ways and I know after her incredible appearance on Homemade Millionaire, the doors of opportunity are opening as we speak!
On Friday night we were out until 10:40pm and I was only able to catch the ending of HM when the winner was announced...I must not be the typical HSN customer...when Kelly announced Grace's name, I shut the TV off and grumbled to myself all the way up the stairs. The next morning I watched the entire episode with my daughter and was still dumbfounded when Deedra walked out without the HSN contract.
I am always impressed with Women Inventors so I do give Grace and her Smart Necklace credit...however, I am just not her target audience...
Pretty cool that Discovery Health will be on the OWN network starting January 1st, 2011...hopefully OWN can "reinvent" HM, spice it up a bit and celebrate Women Inventors for years to come.
I have questions for Deedra...I am going to live vicariously thorough her in this blog post...
How did you feel right in the beginning when you got the very first call that you were selected?
When you were in New York and taping the show, did everything seem organized with the production of HM?
Does Wendy read off of a script?
What was the first thought that went through your mind when Kelly said Grace was the winner?
Did you see/speak with Kelly or anyone from HSN after you walked down the hallway at the end of the show?
Being on a national TV show with YOUR invention is a dream come true...an experience of validation that all inventors strive for...How does knowing Klipzon, YOUR idea, YOUR dream, YOUR hard work is now getting all of this attention?
What restrictions, if any, do you have from Milojo, TLC, HSN?
How do you feel about the success of Klipzon after being featured on HM?
What are your business plans going forward? Are you contacting potential companies about picking up your line? Are you looking for investors?
Are you going to introduce more design variety to Klipzon?
Anything else you would like to share with the thousands of people that check in here each month at Product X?
If anyone here has other questions for Deedra, please post in the comments...I know Deedra looked beautiful and confident on HM and certainly did not need hair and make-up.
Congratulations to one special lady with a heart of gold - Deedra, we all wish you the success you so deserve!