“If I cannot have my cake and eat it to, then I do not want the cake,” says Vondecarlo Brown regarding her journey to reach her full potential as an artist.
Vondecarlo, a New York based actress and singer originally from Pittsburgh, landed her first audition she ever attended and shortly after found herself in Belize shooting for Fox’s hit Reality Show, Temptation Island. She was voted off the show in the first episode by the other female cast members for being the most “intimidating single female”. She received little notoriety for her appearance on the show, which in her words was a blessing. “It forced me to concentrate less on becoming famous, and more on becoming a great artist”.
She was engaged to the late Comedian Patrice O’Neal, and says that her title track Honest Righteousness from her debut album is about him. She says he called it the “stalker song”. The other side of her album title, Not As Pretty As I Used To Be, is a song she wrote about her own self-image and issues with low self esteem.
As one of the few artist that chooses to reveal her imperfections and share her true story openly, Vondecarlo is courageously exposing herself both physically and emotionally in her upcoming one woman show Lasagna; an inspirational show about love, loss, and hope.
“Deciding to reveal my scar for use as the image on my album cover as well as for Lasagna was very scary, but also very freeing. I’ve been insecure about it and hiding it for years, but while working on my album in conjunction with Lasagna, I’ve learned to let go of my fears and accept myself for who I am as a woman, mother, wife, friend, artist, and human soul in general.”
Currently you can find Vondecarlo on the hilarious web series, Trash Talk with Vondecarlo Brown. A new web series with real sports talk centered around NBA basketball, and related comedic skits and parodies.
She also wrote and produced the theme music Cool Ride for The Patrice O’Neal One Hour Comedy Central Special, Elephant In The Room.