My skin colour almost made me lose out of my 1st TV gig- Actress, Ireti Doyle
“I shot my 1st tv commercial over two decades ago. It was a major deal for an upcoming actor; for the visibility and the paycheck. I nearly lost that gig for being the wrong skin color. I didn’t match the client rep’s “ideal”.
Fast forward 20yrs, “Melanin Poppin” has become a # and the dark-skinned girl is having her day in the sun.