The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott

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The Road to Stardom With Missy Elliott was a competitive reality television show that aired on the UPN Network in 2005.[1] The main judge and host was hip-hop artist Missy Elliott.[2] Other judges were singer-producer Teena Marie, producer Dallas Austin, and manager Mona Scott. [3]


  • Akil: 23-year-old teacher from Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Cori Yarckin: 21-year-old recent college graduate from Orlando, Florida
  • Deltrice: 23-year-old clothing designer from San Francisco
  • Eddie: 25-year-old construction worker from New Orleans
  • Frank B: 21-year-old construction worker from Brooklyn, New York
  • Heather: 22-year-old student from Boston
  • Jessica Betts: 23-year-old writer from Chicago
  • Marcus: 24-year-old security guard from Houston
  • Matthew: 25-year-old theme park entertainer from Orlando, Florida
  • Melissa: 19-year-old student from Plymouth, Minnesota
  • Nic: 29-year-old disc jockey from Aliso Viejo, California
  • Nilyne Fields: 23-year-old make-up artist/student from Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Yelawolf: 24-year-old contract artist (mural painting) from Rainbow City, Alabama[4]

Jessica Betts was named the Season 1 winner.[5] The show was not picked up for a second season.


  1. ^ Staff report (November 21, 2004). Missy's "Road to Stardom" is "Idol" plus. The Virginian-Pilot
  2. ^ Staff report (August 31, 2004). Missy's mission. Chicago Tribune
  3. ^ Gallo, Phil (January 4, 2005). The Road to Stardom With Missy Elliott. (review) Variety
  4. ^ Gilbert, Matthew (January 5, 2005). Hip-hop hit 'The Road': The engaging Missy Elliott hosts a traveling talent contest. Boston Globe
  5. ^ Staff report (March 28, 2005). Missy's new star. Jet

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