By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Reality television is used by most as a platform that is supposed to eventually lead to much bigger opportunities. And so far most reality stars are working hard to make that happen. NeNe Leakes has used Real Housewives of Atlanta to become a real actress, and newcomer K. Michelle used Love and Hip Hop Atlanta to get her R&B career in motion, she now has a record deal and is even working on her debut studio album. Evelyn Lozada has managed to get a makeup line and book series thanks to her Basketball Wives stardom, and Tami Roman is acting and racking up endorsements in weight loss. Jennifer Williams may no longer be on Basketball Wives, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have opportunities.
Jennifer isn’t just trying her hand at a line of lip gloss (Lucid) these days. It was recently confirmed that Jennifer will be the new spokeswoman of Shine ‘n Jam by Ampro products.
In a statement, Jennifer says:
“I am extremely excited and honored to become the new face of Ampro’s Shine ‘n Jam line. Ampro is a family oriented company and they have welcomed me with love. The Ampro brand has always been a staple in the hair care market and the Shine ‘n Jam- Silk Edges has become my favorite. It is great for fly-always and keeping my edges silky so I am always red carpet ready! I look forward to my future and my journey with this amazing company. Stay tuned!”
Congrats to Jennifer.
In related news, J.R. Smith has also nabbed an endorsement. J.R. Smith is now a spokesperson for SK Energy. SK Energy is an energy shot that was founded by 50 Cent and the brand is fighting against world hunger. Regarding the new sponsorship, J.R. tells ESPN:
“It’s a great thing to be a part of, especially with helping kids and homeless kids as well. It actually helps my game a lot, too — to come out and get energized, and hopefully protect our home Garden court. I use it during practice if I’m feeling sluggish. It definitely gives me that boost to go out there and perform. If not, Coach [Mike] Woodson is definitely going to be on me.”
J.R. Smith joins fellow celebrities and athletes Joan Rivers, Pauly D, Wes Welker, and Miles Austin in endorsing the brand.
Congrats to J.R. Smith.