Every one of us is on a journey where we are continuously growing and changing. Jennifer D'Spain AKA Jennifer Fuentes has come a long way since her childhood as a farm girl in Homestead, FL.
Like many children, Jennifer had a passion for performance from a young age. Talent shows, school plays, pageants – she seized every chance she could. After being crowned “Miss Homestead”, Jennifer was proud to become the youngest contestant to ever compete for the Miss Florida crown. It was an experience that set the stage for what was to come next.
From American Idol to Ringmaster of the Greatest Show on Earth!
In 2003, Jennifer’s life and career changed in a way she never would have imagined. That year a little show called “American Idol” discovered Jennifer among the 60,000 hopeful contestants. Her rich voice and warm personality won the judges over, bringing her all the way to the Top 32 Finalists. She was a personal favorite of judge Paula Abdul. Jen still owns a personalized necklace Ms. Abdul gave her, which says “When you wish upon a star you’ll soon become one!”
Jennifer found herself in an extremely large spotlight. She was being featured in major media outlets like the cover of the NY Times & USA Today, People Magazine, YM Magazine, Latina Magazine and Entertainment Weekly. But, the highlight was getting an invite to perform the National Anthem at the most important venue in the country - the White House.
Jennifer joined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as the Songstress of the Circus. It was the first time in the history of the circus that a latin woman had been asked to take on such a role. Without hesitation Jennifer stepped into the ring for a U.S. tour as the Songstress of the Circus for The Greatest Show on Earth building a show around her talents as a story teller to "follow your dreams" in the Circus of Dreams tour of the 136th Edition. Her famous Emmy Award winning designed Circus of Dreams dress is now displayed in a museum!
Jennifer got a real taste of what it’s like to tour and perform around the country. In addition to performing up to 13 shows a week, Jennifer also acted as the ambassador of the Circus. One moment she would be interacting with the young fans and the next she’d be taking on reporters backstage for a news segment.
“I really had the chance to discover myself. It was the most amazing touring life experience that no one could teach in a classroom!”
After honing her live performance skills, it was time for Jennifer to take her singing talents into the studio. Her first country track recording of “Angel Give Me Wings” with producer Brodie Stewart was so well received she was given the opportunity to record a demo CD in Nashville. She was also signed under manager Robert Hayes of Sound Mgt.
Jennifer took a break from Music and became a mother. Which, ultimately brought her to live in Austin, TX. Jennifer began pursuing and living out her dreams even more. Even though she had never thought in a million years she would be living in the “Live Music Capitol of the World” where she could really make her dreams come to fruition as a true performing solo artist.
Jennifer planted her roots…
In this no longer small town of the Music Capitol of the World Austin, TX. Impressively, Jennifer held a 3 night residency for over 7 years at Truluck’s Downtown as a lounge singer. She has logged in over more than her 10,000 hour goal in performance that has helped Jennifer craft a unique sound and voice all her own. Regularly performing at Parker Jazz Club & Private Events on a monthly basis. Jennifer Also, was crowned Ms. Texas, 2016!
Then, Blessed to have more joy come into her life Jennifer meets her husband & amazing father of two beautiful girls. Making it a family of 5! A blended family woven together by choice, strengthened together by love, tested by everything, and each uniquely theirs. Which brought her out to her new country home life where she now resides in the beautiful Cowboy Texas Capitol, Bandera, TX!
Jennifer’s impressive repertoire...
She has a soulful , vibrant, chameleon-like voice and captivating stage presence certainly entertains audiences all sizes. It’s also the connection that she loves to make with every audience member and fan that leaves a lasting impression and warms with her spirit & being. She blends together her love of Pop, Latin, Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock and Mo-town bringing soul & life to every note she sings. Jen has created a one-of-a-kind sound that’s unlike anything else. Including her new skill set to co-producing her very own EP at The Woodshed Studios inspired Jennifer to a new line of passion. Creating & Producing Music, Photoshoots, and more! Jennifer is a wearer of MANY hats!
You can find Jennifer on local billboards or in commercials on TV! Her love of commercial modeling & acting has been another successful career including becoming a licensed photographer her self! With her years of experience being in front of the camera now she has stepped behind the camera to capture candid moments, laughter and fun creative memorable moments for families and friends to keep for a lifetime. Which once was a hobby to Jennifer it has now become a special gift to bring to any event or special occasion as another expression of her creative talents. Jennifer has also now joined HYO Silver's Marketing Team as their newest Photographer & Designer.
Jen has many talents, a positive mindset, driven attitude and love for people following their hopes & dreams and helping them discover it, too!
Keep a look out...for who knows where Jennifer is off to next in her career! Every day is a gift. Try new things. Try it all...to live a life of happiness.
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