MTV: Music Television and Shakira have a Dirty Little Secret? one lucky fan is about to go on tour! MTV announced today the ?Dirty Little Secrets? contest, where one grand prize winner will win the chance to go on tour with Shakira in 2006 as the official ?fan correspondent? for MTV. In addition, the fortunate winner will work as a guest reporter for Teen People Magazine where they will interview Shakira and write a story about their experience to appear in Teen People in 2006.
Beginning on October 28th and running through November 20th, 2005. MTV viewers can enter at shakira.mtv.com and submit essays (300 words or less) describing why they are the best fan to win this opportunity. Submissions will be narrowed down to the top 5-10 finalists who will be flown into a designated city for personal interviews with a judging panel comprised of representatives from MTV, Teen People and other industry professionals from Epic Records and/or Shakira?s management company. This panel will determine the grand prize winner going on tour with Shakira next year.
Contest finalists will be profiled on mtv.com where the MTV audience will get an up close and personal look at the die hard fans all vying for the chance to go on tour with Shakira.
Ultimately, the winner will gain the opportunity to offer unprecedented coverage of his or her entire experience with MTV, including a segment covered by TRL next year. On MTV's new broadband channel, MTV Overdrive, MTV.com will produce an original serial show around the winner's video journal entries while on tour with Shakira. Additionally, viewers everywhere will be able to check out photos from the road, special behind-the-scenes content and additional wireless exclusives. MTV Overdrive delivers a sleek, high quality video-viewing experience and features exclusive and dedicated content including: continuous MTV News updates, artist interviews, music videos, live music performances, original and newly created short-form programming, MTV and MTV2 show footage, movie trailers and much more.
Latin American superstar turned American musical force Shakira is the biggest crossover Latin female artist in the world. Her 2001 English release, Laundry Service went 13x platinum and her array of hits in both English and Spanish have garnered her 3 Latin Grammys including the Best Latin Pop Album Grammy for her MTV Unplugged album. Satisfying her fans insatiable desire for more, the rock influenced sultry songstress follows up her Spanish language summer release, Fijacion Oral vol. 1 with Oral Fixation vol. 2 recorded in English. In stores November 29th. Shakira?s world tour is due to launch in March, 2006 in Latin America.
To enter ?MTV?s Dirty Little Secrets? contest applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of the U.S. All entries must be received by 11:59pm (EST), November 20, 2005.
For complete details regarding ?MTV?s Dirty Little Secrets? contest visit http://www.mtv.com/sweepstakes/shakira/main.jhtml.