Jennifer Hudson takes to Zoom to surprise superfan Briana Daniel from Orlando, Florida, after Briana wrote in to “The Jennifer Hudson Show” to share about her nonprofit she started to provide hygiene products to the unhoused members of her community.
She tells JHud she lived on the streets for a month in order to understand the challenges unhoused people face and to better inform herself of their needs.
Inspired by her acts of kindness, Jennifer surprised Briana with a trip to Los Angeles to see the show!
A surprise for superfan Te’meiah
Te’meiah Dorsey from Cape Girardeau is a junior in high school who loves basketball, bucket hats (she owns 48 of them!), singing in her church choir, and, most of all — JHud! She owns physical copies of all of Jennifer’s albums despite the fact she doesn’t own a CD player.
The 17-year-old JHud superfan wrote into the show to thank Jennifer for being an inspiration to her and helping her get through difficult times. She was beyond shocked when Jennifer surprised her on a Zoom video call!
Breezy from Miami, Florida, is a huge fan of JHud and watches “The Jennifer Hudson Show” every day, often with her 81-year-old mother. Breezy wrote in to tell Jennifer how much she’s loving the show and her style. She especially loved the chocolate brown snakeskin boots Jennifer was wearing on the November 21 show!
“Hold the line!” said Breezy, out of breath from the surprise of talking to Jennifer over Zoom. “My heart is going by 200 miles an hour!”
“When you stepped out in those brown boots — O.M.G., I couldn’t stand it no longer!” exclaimed Breezy.
“And they good and comfortable, too!” replied JHud.
Jennifer told Breezy she wanted to bring her to California to attend a taping of the show in person, and Breezy was so excited she knocked the camera right over!
High School Senior Aleah
High school senior Aleah from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was filmed reading an article about JHud in People magazine while weeping. “I’m so proud of her!” she said as her mother filmed her.
JHud gave Aleah the surprise of her life when she unexpectedly showed up over Zoom on the January 25 episode.
“It’s me, Jennifer!” she said, and Aleah instantly burst into tears. “Ain’t she precious?”
Aleah told JHud — through her happy tears — why she means so much to her. “You’ve been through so much, and every day you just come in with a smile,” she said. “And it encourages me to want to do everything in my life with a smile — it’s going to be okay.”
Daronayja Hamilton of Sommerville, South Carolina, sent a letter to “The Jennifer Hudson Show” producers about her childhood and how she was raised by her aunt and uncle. She’s the only one of her siblings to graduate high school — on time! — then going on to earn a college degree and master’s degree, paying for the tuition all by herself.
She now teaches pre-K. “I like to encourage kids,” she told JHud. “Kids always come to me for hugs. They look up to me, so I enjoy being around little kids.”
She often refers to herself as a “goal digger.” Daronayja explains: “When I have a goal, that means I’m going to accomplish it.”
One goal was meeting someone from “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” “I didn’t know I was gonna meet you — that’s a blessing!” she said.
“Another goal was to buy a home for my kids for Christmas, and I did that.” Amazing!
JHud, impressed by Daronayja’s positive attitude and persistence, surprised her with a VIP trip to the show!
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Jennifer Hudson surprised fan Jazmin Pittman on Zoom in December. The mother of two shared her story with JHud and the audience, telling them how she sings a song for Jennifer on her birthday every year. Then Jazmin got a bundle of prizes from Mama Hud’s Holiday Giveaways!