Campaign Link: Click here for Tyrus Jones’ E-Campaign
Hometown: Chatham, Virginia
Alma Mater (location): Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Height: 6’ 3”
Star Sign: Taurus
In a relationship? No
Have kids/want kids? I don’t have any but I do want them in the future.
What would we find in your closet? In addition to my shoe and necktie collection, lots of bright colors!
Do you have siblings? Yes; 3 sisters, 1 brother
Other Jobs you hold/have held that would be good for a potential FOF: Promotions team at Clear Channel Media
Role Model: Oprah Winfrey; Tyler Perry; Ryan Seacrest
Hidden Talent: I like to rap
Dream Interview: Oprah Winfrey
Dream Job: Syndicated Talk Show Host
Pets: I don’t have any
Hobbies: Road-trips, cooking, amusement parks, anything adventurous
Favorite TV Show: House of Cards; Arrested Development; Jennifer Falls
Favorite good causes: Inspiring others to follow their dreams; promoting education; world hunger relief
Favorite hangout? Where? Why? Usually the radio station where I work; I usually go here when I need a breath of fresh air, it allows me to be by myself and find my creativity while working on projects that I love.
Favorite restaurant? Where? Why? Angelo’s Pizza, New York City; it’s simply the best pizza I’ve ever had!
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Sports Team: Basketball: San Antonio Spurs; Football: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite Musician: Taylor Swift
Favorite Author: James Patterson
Favorite Movie star: Angelina Jolie
Favorite Destination: New York City
Favorite Song: Breakin’ My Heart-Mint Condition
Favorite quote: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”-Napoleon Hill
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite movie(s): Alice in Wonderland; Legally Blonde; The Blind Side
Favorite book(s): I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; A Face in the Crowd; In My Father’s House
Best Brush with Greatness Story: I was fortunate enough to see Dr. Maya Angelou speak locally at Randolph College last year; it was supposed to be a private event, but my good friend who is a student at Randolph had an extra ticket and invited me. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, especially since Dr. Angelou didn’t make many public appearances after this.
If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money? First, I would pay my sisters’ college tuition; then I would build my aunt a new house; I would donate a portion to charity; and invest a large sum in new businesses.
Something People would be surprised to know about you: As much as I want to be a media professional, I also have a strong passion for business. In the future, in addition to my own media company, I would also like to own a hotel and also franchise a few restaurants.