Grammy-nominated singer Jordin Sparks made a fans day on Thursday (Jan 13). The American Idol alum recently teamed with retailer Dots for the “Because Of You” Interactive Contest, which encouraged entrants to share a personal story about something they were inspired to accomplish by someone in their life.
Fabiola Apollon got her dream fulfilled after winning the contest, which landed her a $500 shopping spree with Sparks at a Dallas Dots store.
“I’m excited that we were able to offer this contest with Dots through Audition Booth because it enabled my fans, regardless of their location, to celebrate someone who made a difference in their lives,” said Sparks in a release.
After seeing the Dots “Because of You” contest on AuditionBooth, Apollon was encouraged to share how her life was changed by the Lap Band surgery. With the support of her family and friends, Apollon has lost 60+ pounds and plans to lose even more. Apollon strives to serve as an example to others and provide hope for her peers who also struggle with weight issues.
“Personally, I feel inspired to do more and make the most of every opportunity because of the support I have from the people around me. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a little encouragement from influential people in your life!” said Apollon of the journey that she shared in her entry. “And I thank Dots and Jordin Sparks both for this amazing experience!” she added.