Taste of Home’s “Mrs. Holiday” Search!


So today I traveled down to Nashville’s News Channel 5 to help spread the word about Taste of Home Magazine’s search for a spokesperson and then headed to my own audition. It’s a quick 2 minute video where I chose a holiday and shared a recipe. I chose New Year’s Eve (it’s often a forgotten holiday and I think it needed more love) and a dark chocolate cake + champagne buttercream recipe.

I got to meet casting director Vinnie Potestivo (he discovered Nick Cannon, Mandy Moore, Molly Sims, Vanessa Minillo, etc… super awesome) who was awesome! He loved the push-up pops!

If I win… (the top 100 based on votes are then judged by a panel) I receive $50,000 (holy cow) and a spokesperson role for Taste of Home magazine where I can travel and help create content. Oh my heavens, I’d die and be in heaven.


You can vote ONCE A DAY right over on their Facebook page. Click here and then find “Courtney Whitmore“. A quick little vote + you’re done!

On twitter?! Tweet: “Help my friend @pizzazzerie win @tasteofhome magazine’s Mrs. Holiday search! http://on.fb.me/OD1YgH

Graphical user interface, websiteMy sweet friend Jill helped me haul my props + treats down to the audition spot. Here’s a quick phone pic she snapped during the photo shoot we did before the audition with the Taste of Home crew. If I get the actual photos, I’ll swap this out but for now, here’s a phone pic.

mrs holiday taste of home

Here’s a pic of me, Vinnie (on the left), + producer Steve on set!

Vinnie Potestivo, Courtney Whitmore, Steve Cubine posing for the camera

And one they sent me from the auditions!

courtney whitmore for taste of home magazine


 Mini cupcake stand seen above by Aedriel Originals

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  1. Hooray!!! This is amazing!! You are too cute for words!

  2. You are so adorable Courtney!! Hope you win, ’cause you’re the best and so deserve it!! Just tweeted! ;)

  3. I voted :-) you would be the perfect mrs. Holiday :-)

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