Vernetta is a professionally trained actress/singer/dancer who has been working in the Impersonator/look-alike business since November 2008. In a relatively short time, she has become one of the most sought after First Lady Michelle Obama look-alikes and is known as "America's Premier Michelle Obama" because of her dead ringer looks which are all natural! Vernetta travels as "the face" of First Lady Michelle Obama at corporate, comedic and faith-based events, bringing joy and inspiration to millions of astonished people who might otherwise never have an audience with America's First Lady. Vernetta's appearances consist of meet and greets, photos, emcee, scripted shows, print, TV & Film and special appearances
A native of Chicago, IL, friends bombarded her with phone calls and emails immediately after the current First Lady started appearing in the news in 2008. Inspired by then 'Senator' Barack Obama's message of HOPE and CHANGE, Vernetta took a hiatus from her day gig as a television producer and began volunteering full time at the "Obama for America" State Headquarters in Los Angeles where she resides. Instantly other volunteers, staffers, and even national campaign officials were doing double-takes on a daily basis. No matter how she is dressed, Vernetta is stopped on a daily basis with the statement "You look just like Michelle Obama!"
"I'm very flattered that people honestly mistake me for Michelle Obama. Who wouldn't be! She's clearly a very intelligent, articulate, compassionate, and graceful woman." Jenkins continues, "...not to mention a dedicated wife and mother who is a terrific role model for women of any color or nationality."
Even before the 2009 Inauguration, she has made several professional "First Lady" appearances, including a short cameo on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE. She recently completed filming a cameo in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film "THE OBAMA EFFECT,"(2010) the first feature film about the 2008 election, written, directed and starring actor Charles S. Dutton. Vernetta's upcoming appearances in film and television include THE JONAS BROS 3-D CONCERT Movie, ADAM SANDLER'S 'FUNNY PEOPLE', T.I.'S "BONE DEEP" as well as NBC'S "LIFE.". Her extensive experience both behind and in front of the camera make getting makeup, wardrobe, and performance material a breeze. Vernetta's past career credits as an accomplished television producer include over 20 network reality and talk shows from BIG BROTHER to THE DR. PHIL SHOW. In 2008, she sold her first docu-reality show to Lifetime Television called "THE PREMIER AND I," a fairy-tale romance starring actress LisaRaye McCoy-Misick and her husband, The Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Vernetta exhibits the same self-confidence of First Lady Michelle Obama that is empowered and aspirational. Since discovering the similarities, she's been having fun. "I am really looking forward to seeing where this road leads!" says Vernetta. "In my day-to-day life, I always hope to inspire others by my works. I'm hoping I will be able to continue inspiring others on this exciting new adventure!"
"AMERICA'S PREMIER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA LOOK ALIKE/IMPERSONATOR," Vernetta Jenkins will add First Lady style, grace and humor to your ad campaign, endorse your brand, products or services with a print, radio or television ad. She is also available as an actor/voiceover artist for feature films, television, commercials and videos.