Meet Ms. PhaShunta Hubert Business Owner, Media Correspondent & Blogger [Exclusive Interview]
Meet our Lady of the Day: Miss PhaShunta Herbert!
Ms. PhaShunta launched her entertainment website MissPhaShunta.com on October 2013. A website that highlights her love for media, hosting and all things entertainment. Balancing a full time job and going to school at the age of 19, PhaShunta began building her brand by interviewing upcoming artist and business owners. And before she knew it, she was able to interview celebrities and reality stars enabling her business to expand. That’s Enuff & LadiSav caught up with Ms. PhaShunta! Check out the highlights below:
You’ve been in the entertainment for about two years now. How did you discover your passion?
I always had a passion for media, camera and just interviewing people. I love to talk. So I always knew as a little girl that I wanted to get into broadcasting. I was able to intern with the radio station here in Detroit, Michigan. And I realized that this is definitely what I wanted to do. From there I thought to myself, why don’t I create my own brand. I learned how to brand and market myself by reading books and doing research.
What motivated you to start you own blog?
I knew that I wanted to start my own blog, but thought to myself what will I put on this blog. And I decided to be the good blogger. I didn’t want to known as the person to bash celebrities. I reached out to this local artist and I was told no because I had no material on my website. So instead of being discouraged, I decided to create my own interviews, and I started interviewing people in the local area like up and coming actors and singers even business owners.
Do you remember your first celebrity interview?
My first celebrity interview was at a gospel concert with Ronald Isley, Patti LaBelle and Anthony Anderson. And it was so amazing to me. I’ve also had the opportunity to cover a couple of award shows like the BET Experience, BET Awards, so much more. I’m just building my brand.
What advice can you give an aspiring blogger?
To give yourself credit. A lot of the time, we are so hard on ourselves that we forget the things we have done. Never forget the work that you have done, whether it is big or small. Also have patience because everything comes with time.
I don’t want anyone to be discouraged when it comes to their dreams. I was able to stay in school and earn my Science degree and now I’m in school working on my degree in Communications. What a lot of people don’t know is that when you first start a blog there is no money because you’re new. I want people to know that no matter what you are going through you can always achieve your goals.
It’s been a long journey for me and I am going to continue to strive for success. I also want to be a role model for people as well because it can get stressful at times….. I want people to know that if I can do it, you can too!
Who are you most inspired by?
I am inspired by Wendy Williams, she is so amazing to me. I am also inspired by Taraji P. Henson. Although she is not a media host, I really look up to her up. Lala Anthony and Oprah are some of my favorites.
You have interviewed some powerful women in entertainment from Patti Labelle to Mona Scott Young. What was it like interviewing women of that caliber?
It was amazing because I got a chance to really ask questions about their background and education…. Hearing their stories is so inspiring to me. Another great thing is that you get to see that they are just people like us. It’s a warming feeling.
Where do you see yourself in the future? Where do you hope to take your brand?
I see myself reporting on television for a major network like CNN or MTV. I also want to get into news development as well. Being on the big screens is also a big goal of mines and winning an Emmy. I want to do it all… singing, acting and becoming a TV personality.
Keep up with Ms. Phashunta on all social media!
Instagram & Twitter: @missphashunta