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Jamie Lynn Drohan and Titanic Museum's Jaynee Rule at Star 102 Dancing With The Knoxville Stars
Jamie Lynn Drohan won the 2011 Star 102 Dancing With The Knoxville Stars competition and Allison Fulmer won for raising the most money for East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Titanic Museum's Jaynee thrilled the audience with "All That Jazz."
By: Ackermann PR
The celebrity judges for this year's event were Jed Bakri of Cotton Eyed Joe's, Titanic's Jaynee from Titanic Museum Attraction, and Prageeth Hettiarachchi from Kentucky Dancesport in Lexington, KY.
She’s the face of the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and Branson, Mo. You see her on billboards and commercials and hear her on the radio. Her name is Jaynee (Peters), and she has been the First Class Maid aboard the Titanic since the beginning.
From the early age of 14, Jaynee performed in theatre and musical productions throughout England. Because her mother was a professional Vaudeville and music hall performer, Jaynee grew up “backstage”
Jaynee was cast with the Jack Mansell Dancers at the age of 19 and traveled to America to perform with “Viva Las Vegas.” Touring throughout the United States in various productions, she met her husband while performing in a musical production in Montgomery Ala. They developed their own show – “The Best of Vaudeville and the Movies” – and performed all over the country, eventually arriving in Branson, Mo. In Branson, Jaynee and her husband performed their own act at a variety of venues before she landed aboard the Titanic Museum Attraction.
Today, Jaynee plays herself, First Class Maid Jaynee, and is proud to be considered a spokesperson for the World’s Largest Museum Attraction in both Pigeon Forge and Branson. “I consider it a privilege,” Jaynee said, “to participate in the 2011 Dancing with the Knoxville Stars. This is event is so much fun, but – more importantly – it supports East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, one of our area’s most important assets.”
Contestants in this year’s Dancing with the Knoxville Stars were:
* Marc Anthony (Morning Show Host Star 102.1). Marc was partnered by Emily Loyless.
* Ashley Johnston (Biggest Loser) – Ashley was partnered with J.W. Becker.
* Mike Witcher (Meteorologist WBIR) – Mike was partnered with Rhonda Becker.
* “Farmer Charlie” (Farm Bureau Insurance spokesman) – Charlie was partnered with Kelli Rainey.
* Michele Silva (Anchor, WVLT) – Michele was partnered with Mark Becker.
* Allison Fulmer (Public Relations) – Allison was partnered with Hayden Escobar.
* Jamie Lynn Drohan (Reporter WATE) – Jaime Lynn was partnered with Jeremy Norris.
* Mike Griffith (Sports Writer, Knoxville News Sentinel) – Mike was partnered with Suzanne Devan.
* John Elliott (Owner, Elliott’s Boots) – John was partnered with Lisa Turner.
Jamie Lynn Drohan (WATE-TV) won the top prize for dancing and Allison Fulmer had the highest number of donations.
Although it has been open less than a year, the Titanic Museum attraction already is recognized as one of the Great Smoky Mountain area’s top attractions. Approximately 100,000 “passengers”
The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. is open daily at 9 a.m. Reservations are strongly suggested (many days sell out entirely). Or, passengers may purchase tickets online at www.titanicpigeonforge.com or by phone at 800-381-7670.
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