Yes, it’s official! My cuzzo Patina Miller has been casted as Commander Paylor in 2014’s The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1 and 2015’s Part 2!!! Patina shared the great news with her followers this afternoon.
Needless to say, I’ve known Patina since she was a little curly-headed girl with big beautiful eyes and the longest lashes you’ve ever seen; straight out of South Carolina! I remember the days when we sacrificed our summer vacations to wake up at the crack of dawn to attend a music program called Alpha Music. Do you know how hard it is to get up early during your summer vacation?! At the time, you don’t really realize what’s in the making; I mean, it looks like a bunch of little kids running around the stage, singing and dancing, and getting into all kinds of mischief! But there was always something professional about Patina; her presence; her beautiful singing voice; her demeanor. I knew she was going to be a STAR. And that she IS!
Patina has starred in performances such as Hair-The Musical, TV’s long-time soap opera All My Children, was personally hand-picked by Whoopi Goldberg to star in Sister Act: The Musical for which she received a Tony nomination, and just recently won her very first Tony Award for her absolutely amazing performance in Pippin! I actually got to see the latter two in person and let me tell you, she was absolutely amazing! She owned the stage; commanded the audience; and werked honey!
Not only is she amazingly talented, she is elegant and naturally beautiful. Most inspired by the styles of Halle Berry, Nicole Richie and Charlize Theron, Patina prefers a more Parisian, classic and effortless look. From her snake skin Naaem Khan gown she wore for the 2011 Tony’s to the Zac Posen gown she wore this year, she is well on her way to becoming one of the most stylish celebrities. Being named one of the 50 Most Stylish New Yorkers, and recently featured in Style Caster, I’d say she is making major waves in the fashion industry and I can’t wait to see what’s next!