It’s not JUST social media, guys! And Yendi Phillipps is proof of that.
The former Jamaican beauty queen – think Miss Universe 2020 runner-up but actual winner (don’t debate us) – revealed earlier this month that her YouTube show Odyssey by Yendi was picked up for television.
The show premiered in more than 35 countries, including the United States, Canada, England and 32 Caribbean islands last Thursday, September 17, much to Phillipps’s delight.
“Write down your dreams, write down your visions, vision board, work consistently, pray consistently and watch them manifest!!!!,” she said in an Instagram post. “God is so good!! My heart is so full!! Beyond grateful!!”
Phillipps previously interviewed Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, television personality Neville Bell, and politician and former Miss World Lisa Hanna, among others, for her show.
She said it’s “one of the greatest manifestations of my life”, capping what’s been a long career in television which started in her teens.
“Television is one of my very first loves as I have been hosting tv shows since I was 17 years old! I’ve always hosted other persons shows and enjoyed that space immensely but one of my greatest desires has always been to own my businesses (tv show, apparel, et al) and go global with them,” she said.
“My vision boards for the last 2 years have had the words “Odyssey Goes Global” on them. My prayers have been “Lord you know the desires of my heart, help me to work fervently, trust the process and trust You,: said Phillipps who was also Miss Jamaica World 2007, finishing in the Top 16 at the international pageant.
Odyssey with Yendi can be viewed on CEEN TV in the USA, UK and Canada, Thursdays at 7:00 PM with a rebroadcast on Sundays at 7:00 PM; and regionally on CATCH TV on Digicel Play on Thursdays at 8:00 PM, with a rebroadcast on Sundays at 6:00 PM.