Olivia Speranza co-hosts the new show MYX-Rated, a new segment of MYX Channel, with Joey Guila. The show features a variety of topics from pop culture to consumer electronics. The show is meant to be well-rounded, but in a way that is relevant to Asian Americans. It was literally tailored for Olivia who has always been into art, music and writing, but never settled for anything in particular — the host of Japanese and Italian descent liked it all and this show gives her the creative freedom to cover everything. Her producer is 100 percent open to whatever she brings to the table, she says.
“We’re here to educate our viewers on what’s going on in this world,” explains the Pennsylvania-born, California-raised 27 year-old. For example, she feels that consumer electronics are something anyone could be interested in. As for the “Undiscovered” segment of the show, it showcases Asian American talent that they find in places others won’t usually look for. “There’s so much talent out there, and finally people are able to harness that.”
Olivia, who started her hosting career by accident – her friend signed her up for audition — is especially passionate about this show even after hosting four others shows for MYX. She says the content speaks directly to her and she’s learning a lot, like working behind the camera (the show is produced entirely using DSLR!).
Here, the doyenne of all that is hip lets us in on some of her top picks for summer.
Rebecca Black (and her awkward friend in the pink dress)
3DF (3-D version of DF)
New line of Samsung 3-D television
Realm of augmented reality
Florence and the Machine
MYX Rated premiered this past spring and will air every Thursday at 7pm ET/PT. Tune in to find out about upcoming technology, things that are going on in the Internet, undiscovered talent and much more. Find out where MYX Channel is available near you at MYX.tv.
– Melody Lee