No stranger to the plus size fashion community, plus size fatshion blogger, Gabi of Young, Fat, & Fabulous snagged one of most coveted Twitter jobs:
Gabi is the first MTV TJ (twitter jockey)!
Straight from MTV’s Press:
MTV just got a little bit fresher. Gabi Gregg, who goes by@gabifresh on Twitter, was crowned MTV’s first-ever Twitter Jockey at the live finale ofÂ “Follow Me: The Search for the First MTV TJ” on Sunday night (August 8).
The 24-year-old Detroit native and plus-size-fashion blogger was one of 20 contestants chosen by MTV, in partnership with ZYNC from American Express, to compete for a $100,000 contract to be the social-media face of MTV.
Throughout the first round of challenges, Gabi’s eye for style and gregarious charm catapulted her to more than 5,000 Twitter followers and nabbed her the highest number of votes on the ZYNC by American Express Facebook hub.
Only five of the original contestants made it to the live finale in New York City, and Gabi, rocking a little black dress on the sparkly stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, continued her winning streak to top the popular vote during every elimination round. Moments after it was revealed that Gabi nabbed the throne, the @MTVTJ account was transferred to her possession, and she tweeted her first official message: “Ommmmmgggggg thAnk you to everyone.”
Congrats to Gabi and score one for the curvy community!