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alyah chanelle scott favorite childhood tv show
alyah chanelle scott favorite childhood tv show
Margarita Corporan
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Alyah Chanelle Scott’s Favorite Childhood TV Show Will Make You Feel Nostalgic AF

Actor, producer, director, and three-time Tony Award winner Alyah Chanelle Scott has already accomplished so much at a young age. The 26-year-old Houston native is best known for her role as the student-athlete Whitney Chase in the HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls, but she is also the executive producer of her own production company, Ruyonlands Productions. On June 22, she was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Her Conference in New York City, where she spoke to an audience of college students about her rise to fame, dealing with imposter syndrome, and her strong connections with her castmates on SLOCG.

During her keynote, Scott shared numerous insights about her journey, touching on the highs and lows that she has experienced so far. At times, the conversations got very deep, but there were also many moments of levity, like during the Q&A segment, when an audience member asked Scott about her favorite childhood TV show and how it influenced her identity. The show she mentioned was a beloved classic that many grew up watching, and honestly, I want to start watching it all over again. 

True Jackson, VP,” Scott said in response to the question. “I wanted to be her.”

Scott also added some context to her answer, which was probably super relatable for many in the audience. “I was a very sheltered kid,” she said. “My parents were very religious, and I was not allowed to watch anything besides Disney and Nickelodeon.”

A Nickelodeon show, True Jackson, VP ran for three seasons, from 2008 to 2011, spanning 56 episodes. It was the show that caused many Gen Zers to first fall in love with actor and entrepreneur Keke Palmer. True Jackson, VP was the only Nick show at the time with a Black female lead, which Scott mentioned was impactful to her: “The fun in seeing a young Black entrepreneur, comedian, executive on screen — I wanted to be as close to [True] as possible.

“Can you say “Black girl magic?” I don’t know about you, but I need an Alyah Chanelle Scott and Keke Palmer collab as soon as possible. (Maybe even that rumored True Jackson, VP reboot?)

Starr Washington is a member of the Her Campus National Writer Program, contributing to the lifestyle vertical. She also serves as the President of the Her Campus Chapter at her university. Currently a senior at San Francisco State University, Starr is pursuing a degree in Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts (BECA) with a minor in Africana Studies. Following her undergraduate studies, she plans to pursue an MFA in creative writing. Starr is dedicated to showcasing her blackness in her professional work and is always rooting for black creatives, particularly in film, literature, and travel. In addition to her writing, Starr works at her university’s multicultural center, where she organizes annual events for both the campus and the Bay Area community. She was a speaker at the San Francisco State University Black Studies Origins and Legacy Commemoration, where she had the honor of sitting alongside the founders of the country's first Black Student Union. Starr teaches a course she developed called “Intro to Black Love” within SFSU’s experimental college program. In her rare free time, Starr enjoys chipping away at her TBR list (she finishes one book, then adds three more to the list), writing poetry and fiction, and spending time with her music enthusiast partner and their three-year-old German Shepherd. She is a Scorpio from Michigan.