Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Jada meet Jada: Jada Pinkett-Smith surprises Trini students in Miami

Screenshot image taken from Dream Big Foundation's Instagram

Screenshot image taken from Dream Big Foundation's Instagram

What would you do if you met one of your fave celebrities who just happened to share your name?  One student did what most of us might do: cry.

Jada of Waterloo Secondary School in Trinidad not only got to meet famed actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, but did so while on set of 'Bad Boys 3' in Miami, courtesy the Dream Big Foundation

Jada was one of three students who won the opportunity to visit the film set, a grand prize offered through the Dream Big Foundation's Sculpture Competition. Secondary school students were challenged to design and create a 3D installation art piece that captured the essence of Trinidad and Tobago's culture.

In the video posted on Tuesday, the 'Girl's Trip' actress was being introduced to the students, including young Jada, who immediately melted. The elder Jada immediately embraced the young fan in a hug. The sweet moment was captured by the Dream Big Foundation, an organisation who both Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith have both been outspoken supporters of. 


Meanwhile in Trinidad, the  Bmobile Dream Big Career Expo and Conference is set to kick off this week. The major event--designed to help young people find their career path--will be held be on May 3 and 4 at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya. 

The conference is expected to draw over 3,000 students from across Trinidad and Tobago while the Expo is expected to attract about 5,000 people.

Entry to the Expo is $100 but students who pre-register on the Dream Big website by April 30 will receive free admittance.

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