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Event Tue May 24 2011

LeToya Luckett and Luster's

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LeToya Luckett may be from Houston; however, Chicago also holds a special place in her heart. "I love Chicago," said Luckett, "this is where my Luster's family is based."

Luckett, formerly of the hit R&B group Destiny's Child, made a special appearance this past weekend at WalMart, 2500 W. 95th St., in Southwest Evergreen Park, to promote Chicago-based Luster's hair care products. As the new celebrity spokesperson for Luster's Pink Brand Smooth Touch products, the Grammy-award winning singer and actress was on hand to sign autographs and greet fans and to also share tips on how to achieve a "superstar look" using Luster's products.

For Luckett, partnering with Luster's has been a rewarding experience. "It's been a lot of fun--just great!," she said. "A lot of people tweet me and tell me they use the products, and I think that's so cool!"

In addition to being the new 'face' of the product line, Luckett also acknowledges Luster's legacy and impact in not only Chicago but also in the African-American community. "It makes me proud and that's one thing that attracted me to the brand--they're a family-based company that's been doing it for so many years," she said. "The things they do in the community--the outreach, the programs, the giving back--it's something I do as a person and I feel that complements me, as well."

In addition to having a successful solo singing career, Luckett has also been bitten by the acting bug. "I'm looking forward to more acting," she said. "I'm really passionate about it." In addition to a recurring role on the HBO drama "Treme," Luckett also has a role in the upcoming film From the Rough, with Oscar nominees Taraji P. Henson and Chicago's own Michael Clarke Duncan. For Luckett, it was fun working on set with the Chicago native. "I call him 'Uncle Clarke'," she said. "He's so funny and fun to work with--I've really learned a lot from him."

Also an entrepreneur, Luckett tells fans the rewards of hard work and believing in their dreams. "Whatever you want to do, keep your head up--stay at it," she said. "Nothing comes easy, but just know the more you put into it, the more you get out of it."

Photo: Errol Dunlap Photography

 
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Richard / May 25, 2011 9:04 AM

Letoya is a great artist and person
Love her!

Crystal / May 25, 2011 9:16 AM

She's a great artist and I love the fact that she is making a name for herself after the DC disaster.

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