January 18, 2011 09:00 AM by Paula_Kosowski
The countdown to tomorrow’s premiere of American Idol begins. We’re catching up with past “Idol” winners for those who can’t wait for the new season. Season six winner Jordin Sparks gives back by arranging meet-ups with inspiring fans. Keep reading to see what she’s been up to…
Grammy nominated American Idol winner Jordin Sparks met fans Thursday Jan. 13 for a shopping day, according to Singersroom.com. The website reports Sparks partnered with Dallas, Texas store Dots for the “Because Of You” interactive contest, which let fans share an inspirational personal story from their own lives.
“I’m excited that we were able to offer this contest with Dots through Audition Booth because it enabled my fans, regardless of their location, to celebrate someone who made a difference in their lives,” Sparks said in a release.
Contestant Fabiola Apollon won a $500 shopping spree with “Idol” Sparks from the store. According to Singersroom.com, Apollon was encouraged by friends and family toÂ share her journey to weight loss, losing more than 60 pounds after undergoing Lap Band surgery. Apollon tells the website she wants to be a good examply for others struggling with weight loss.
Apollon said this about her weight loss journey: “Personally, I feel inspired to do more and make the most of every opportunity because of the support I have from the people around me. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a little encouragement from influential people in your life!”
She thanked the store and Sparks both for what she called an “amazing experience.”
Looks like Sparks helped make one fan’s dream come true.
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