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The station managers let Jae Jae fulfill her dream of being a DJ on New York's Z100.

Oprah: So, how did that experience of living your dream for an hour affect your life?

Jae Jae: Oh, it affected my life a lot because we do have to do it by ourselves. When I walked into the [radio station], you didn't show that part, but the woman really didn't want to hear what I had to say. I said, "Hello, my name is Jae Jae. I'm from Monterey." They didn't care. I'm from a small town; I'm a superstar [there]. [Z100] didn't care who I was. That wasn't even half the test I went through.

Oprah: Don't you feel great that you earned it?

Jae Jae: I love it. That was the best. That's why I kind of got emotional because it's kind of like going through it again when you see it. I had [high] self-esteem for days. But I have a different kind today.  I know I can accomplish anything I have a mind to.
FROM: Once in a Lifetime Dares
Published on September 08, 2005


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