Iíve been on stage most of my life. I was a very ambitious child. At 3, I was modeling the latest toddler fashions on the catwalk. At age 5, I was singing and winning local talent shows with my two sisters as one of The Floyd Sisters. I even landed in the top five in the Little Miss Greenwood Pageant.

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That same year, my family moved from Greenwood, a sleepy town in South Carolina to Greenville, a slightly less sleepy town just 50 miles away. All the while, my love for the stage continued. At 16, I was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen All-American and at 18, I was Miss Greenville in The Miss South Carolina Pageant, winning the swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Besides, competing in the Miss America program I also competed in The Miss USA program.

After high school graduation, I stayed close to home and attended the University of South Carolina. I donít know how I had time to study. I was so busy cutting ribbons at bank grand openings and entertaining at childrenís hospitals and nursing homes. But I did manage to become a member of the National Deanís List and proudly graduated with honors.

While in college, my love of writing flourished and I published my first book of poetry - A Winning Heart. My book won a few publishing awards and I became the youngest nominee ever for the prestigious position of Poet Laureate of South Carolina. I also discovered I loved politics and served as a page in The South Carolina House of Representatives and I was also voted one of the Most Outstanding Women in America.

After college, I was ready for the big city so I moved to New York and worked as a model. I didnít really like modeling because I wasnít able to talk and talking was something that I loved to do. So, I packed up my life in a suitcase and I drove across country to Los Angeles. I went to California to pursue my dreams of performing but ironically I ended up on the wrong side of the camera working as a talent agent at Wilhelmina Models.

Frustrated at not being in the limelight, I sent myself out on auditions and got a co-hosting gig with The Sports Channel. It was a basketball show and since my father, Darrell Floyd was a legendary college player back in the 1950ís, I had the perfect background. I hosted the show with the legendary Rick Barry and football great, Willy Gault.

I also hosted a TV real estate show and even landed a small acting role alongside actor Bruce Greenwood in the film Another Chance. I studied acting at the famous Tracy Robertís Actorís Studio in Beverly Hills and Sitcom & Soap Opera Technique with Ellie Kanter and Brett Dunham. I also took voice classes with Joan Zajak.

But instead of an acting career, music became my love. I started writing songs and soon formed my own country rock band. We played the club circuit in L.A. appearing at the legendary Palomino Club and Genghis Cohen in Hollywood. I also played two tours of Japan to enthusiastic audiences.

Now with the music bug driving my career choices, I once again packed up my car and drove across country from L.A. to Nashville to pursue my dream of being a singer.

In 1999 I released my debut CD on Empire Records. To my delight, it got some very complimentary reviews, comparing my songs to Faith Hill meets Shania Twain. Not too shabby!

But little did I know that an audition as a host for a national shopping channel would change my life.