Miss Mykie

Mykel Antoinea Gray (born March 28, 1985[1]) known by her stage name, Miss Mykie is an American actress, television personality, and recording artist. Miss Mykie is best known for being one-fourth of the new set of hosts of BET's 106 & Park from October 1, 2012 [1] through May 2013.[2] Shortly thereafter Miss Mykie would start her own show[citation needed]. She is credited with launching and hosting, the first ever Instagram show, "The Tea" on July 15, 2013[citation needed].

Miss Mykie
Born
Mykel Antoinea Gray

(1985-03-28) March 28, 1985 (age 36)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Other namesMiss Mykie, Mykie, Mykel Gray
Alma materHoward University
OccupationActress, television personality, singer, songwriter
Years active2000–present
Known for106 & Park
Musical career
GenresR&B, hip hop, pop
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Associated actsSnoop Dogg, Tyrese, Rick Ross, Paul Wall, Kirko Bangz, Papa Reu, Sean Paul, Slim Thug
Websitewww.missmykie.com

Early lifeEdit

Born as Mykel Antoinea Gray in Denver, Colorado.[1] Gray grew up in a family of seven siblings, where they would put on talent shows or pretend to be their own hosts/contestants of their own game shows in their basement.[3] At the age of three, she and her family moved to Houston, Texas.[3] At the age of thirteen, she began to take an interest in music, in the hopes of becoming a singer-songwriter and even formed an all-girl group while she was a freshman in high school. She recalls, "My dad and brother built a studio in our house that I spent countless hours in."[3] Shortly after this, her older brother had become her manager and producer, helping her craft a studio album, which was eventually shelved. She began to perform regularly on local shows and opened up for famous artists such as Tyrese Gibson, Slim Thug, Sean Paul, among others.

Shortly after graduating from high school, Gray was accepted to the historically black college, Howard University in Washington, D.C., but in the middle of her first year she faced a major tragedy. Her older brother was killed, a few days before his 23rd birthday,[3] and this had a profound effect on Gray. Despite the tragedy she joined the Ooh La La Dance Line for Howard's Showtime Marching Band, and became a soror of the Alpha chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Gray graduated from Howard University in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, in acting.

CareerEdit

After graduating from college, Gray taught theater arts at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center in Houston, Texas from August 2007 until June 2012. She resigned as a middle-school teacher to pursue careers in television hosting, acting and music. Gray is also an accomplished singer-songwriter, and as of 2012, she is currently recording her debut studio album. She created an industry buzz with over 1 million YouTube hits this year. Gray officially became one-fourth, of the fourth set of hosts for BET's 106 & Park alongside Paigion, Shorty da Prince and Bow Wow. They were officially introduced, as the new hosts, on October 1, 2012.[1] Gray, alongside Johnson and Walker left the show midway through May 2013, with Angela Simmons temporarily replacing them for the remainder of summer 2013. Miss Mykie is credited with launching and hosting, the first ever Instagram show, "The Tea", originating on July 15, 2013. Miss Mykie is presently the Host of "The Drop", a Russell Simmons production.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "BET Announces Four New "106 & Park" Hosts, Including Bow Wow (PHOTOS)". GossipOnThis.com. n.d. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.stlamerican.com/entertainment/living_it/shorty-da-prince-several-co-hosts-let-go-from-106-park/article_20c336d2-e57b-11e2-bdac-0019bb2963f4.html#:~:text=The%20network%20said%20Paigon%2C%20Miss,and%20Rocsi.&text=Mykie%2C%20Paigion%20and%20Shorty%20Da,longer%20remain%20on%20the%20show.
  3. ^ a b c d "Miss Mykie Biography". Hip Hop Queens. October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2012.

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