Sharina Bynes: Braving the World as a Freelance Emcee and Choreographer
Aah, the ’90s: an era marked by the complete domination of cookie-cutter pop stars. It was a brand of intoxicating bubblegum-pop grandeur: cheesy rhyming couplets, all-too-slick choreography, and kitsch fashion pastiches. Thousands of miles away from glittering Hollywood, a young girl, tucked away in her room, would mimic the chanteuses’ every single hair whip, sing with her hairbrush, and believe she’s on top of the world.
No, I’m not referring to myself. That girl is Sharina Bynes. Au fait with pop culture of yore, this vivacious lady drew inspiration from Britney Spears, Michael Jackson and the like to carve a name for herself as a freelance choreographer and emcee.
“How hard can emceeing be? Just give me a microphone and I’ll get the job done.” If you think that, you have another think coming. And a blistering glare from someone who can out-talk you in a heartbeat. “Some have the notion that if you can speak well, you can be an emcee,” says Sharina. “But it takes more than that. It takes a kind of delivery, a kind of ability to be able to connect with your audience.”
Sharina goes by the moniker “The Asian Britney Spears”, and certainly those are big Manolo Blahniks to fill. We check in with her to learn about the ins and outs of hosting.
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