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Mercy Alpert, a distant relative to the famous trumpeter, Herb Alpert, is both a realtor, dancer, and model. Her artistic portfolio differentiates itself in that her abilities are manifested through the arts, but this beauty also has the ability to really help—much like an angel of mercy. I first met Mercy at a June 2011, Maria Amor event, in Studio City, named “The Search for the Perfect Creature” shoot. In 100 degree heat, Alpert maintained her “cool” calm but intensely confident ways, and helped not only, direct various shots, interviews, and various other tasks, but she also managed to save my KNBSTV show that day as 2 of the participants- Tammie Starr, actress, singer, model, and singer and Ji Lynn, journalist—–of that shoot had to be rushed to my show so that calamity could be averted and so the magic called, The show must go on”, could infact happen. The show was done, not only on time, but the two participants also, serendipitously met two other knbstv guests that day ,producer Barbara Kerr(three times a lady) and actress, Jenn Gotzon star of  Ron Howard’s critically acclaimed 5 time Oscar nominated, “Frost, Nixon” and now star of the new film, “Doonby”. Ji Lynn was offered a writing job which she accepted via Gotzon, and Starr sung on the live Maurice Dwayne Smith knbstv show. Her helping dynamic is furthered by her work as a notary and a beauty consultant at  Arbonne Independent Beauty and Wellness. Alpert explaine, ‘I am a blessed woman with 3 wonderful sons and 2 beautiful nieces. I love being an Arbonne Independent Beauty and Wellness Consultant, a Traveling Notary and recently 1st Runner up in the Exoti-Lady World Pageant. I want to inspire, motivate and encourage people I know,  and those yet to come, to enjoy everyday and be thankful for what you have now and not what you don’t have.’


Mercy beams and launches her entire spirit at you. It is a wonder she isn’t the president. Her smooth style, and double pronged strength, and warmth, are so very beguiling. She has carried the torch, and was the 1st runner up Ms. Exoti Lady World 2011. Alpert will be appearing in the Exoti-Lady magazine that will be coming out very soon. She is also in The Exoti-Lady calendar, as well. Mercy J. Alpert is indeed an angel of mercy. I know it first, hand, as I was one of the people that she drove to that knbstv show that day. It’s my show. Make sure you pick up a copy.

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I was born in Fountainbleu in Paris France to an army family. My father ,Ruben Smith, and my mother Nancy Smith, worked for the Army and as a school teacher in France, respectively.We are originally from the South. My father’s people from Misissippi and Alabama and my mom’s from South Carolina. I am an avid sports fan and I attended and played sports----football, wresting, and track----- at Bishop England High School, in Charleston, South Carolina; my mom chose both a Catholic high school and an elementary school, Immaculate Conception, for my sister and I. Initially, I wasted a lot of time in school pursuing sports and partying but nevertheless,I went to the College of Charleston, The University of South Carolina, where I majored in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Theatre and Speech. I finally graduated from The University of Redlands, in Redlands, CA with a degree in business management. I managed to get into SAG-AFTRA, mostly as an extra, but I have done an occasional speaking stint here and there—CD-ROMs, experimental and industrial films, and voice overs in radio. My most recent endeavor was playing a doctor on "Grey's Anatomy". I like horror, love, thrillers, and I like to read. Weightliftingand jogging are some of my hobbies also. Interestingly enough, my family prepared me for a life on the move, as I have been to every state in The USA except for Alaska and Hawaii. I have an older sister who chose the teaching profession and is doing quite fine. What was i like as a child? Well I tend to think that I existed and flourished within "a culture of hate"--------however South Carolina has ceased and desisted with both "The jim Crow Laws' and flying the Confederate Flag------------I witnessed "colored only" bathrooms, and was in establishments where the Klan showed up. I stayed at hotels where my family and I found pounds of raw CHITTERLINS---hogs guts----- at our doorstep!! But don't get me wrong, as despite these ugly truths about the South, I grew up with some very cool whites, mexicans, Filipino's and other races. But it is what it is. It has Metamorphosized into being a cultural and real estate melting pot, as many from other states are recently flocking there for the cheaper home prices, very stable, safer lifestyle and "bible belt" mentality, and affordable education. I too have Metamorphosized , as I am not the militant little athletic, and partying freak I used to be and have settled into writing for Cold Heat News and assisting We Care for Humanity with their charitable functions. Consequently, I am pretty much a normal army brat who has realized that life is what you make it and people and things are subject to change. So change with life and let by gones be by gones. My dad has since passed away, and my mom and sister and most of my cousins are still alive, but their positive,significant influence, along with the impact my elementary and high school friends have had on me continues on;infact, I believe, where it not for my childhood friends, my high school football Coach Jack Cantey and occasional teenage battles with my dad, I would have become a gang member! Thus my personal manifesto is, Live hard, party when it is time, and utilize both education, and Love for God, and know that FAMILY AND FRIENDS are most important;They're one's conduit for a viable and happy life. ALSO, A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND---NOT A "FAIR WEATHER"------INDEED.

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