The Big Questions with Big John is an interview show where our own Big John gets the opportunity to have conversations with interesting people from all walks of life.
In this episode of The Big Questions with Big John, Big John chats with actress, model, entrepreneur and author Deborah Driggs. Deborah discusses how she has overcome the obstacles in her life by being willing to take risks while maintaining a positive attitude. Listen as she describes how a difficult childhood taught her to be resilient and creative in pursuing a better life for herself and her family, and how she now tries to pass those lessons on to others in similar situations.
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02:30 Discussing childhood
05:00 Training to become an Olympic-level figure skater
09:30 Negotiating a way to graduate high school
14:30 Turning “No” to “Maybe”
20:00 Transitioning to dance, becoming a USFL cheerleader at 19
30:00 Auditions for acting vs. commercial roles
33:00 Touring Japan at 21
37:00 Auditioning for Playboy magazine
41:30 Joining the Playboy “Extreme Team”
43:30 Marriage to (and divorce from) Olympian Mitch Gaylord
48:00 Starting over in the business world
51:30 Reconnecting with her grandfather, publishing his stories
58:00 Answering silly questions