Toledoan on MTV -- next stop, Broadway?

Cassie Okenka grew up in west Toledo. She recently graduated from college and moved right to New York City. She's been on MTV for the last several weeks in a reality show whose task is to find the next "Elle Woods."

Her parents, Stan and Helen Okenka, are understandably proud of their daughter. "We never pushed her. We just guided and supported her. This is what she was born to do," Helen says.

And, here in Cassie's words:

I recently just graduated from Baldwin Wallace College-Conservatory of Music in Berea Ohio. This realty show is a huge step for me in launching my New York career. Of course, "Elle Woods" is a fantastic part, and how could you not want to take this chance! I do want to be on Broadway someday -- either by replacements or an original production.

Posted by KO