Kansas woman wins competition to be in Mark Ballas' music video

By: Jordan Shefte Email
By: Jordan Shefte Email

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WICHITA, Kan. It's the tunes from her trumpet that makes Kansas native Becky Walenz confident, but a 60 second video clip caught the attention of a Dancing with the Stars favorite.

"Hi Mark, my name is Becki, I'm 26 years old and I'm from Manhattan, KS. Although I wouldn't consider myself incredible, I do feel like my life is unique."

Becki heard about the contest on Twitter, where she follows Mark Ballas. He put out a call for a woman to be in his new music video. He was looking for a Miss Incredible, a woman who is changing lives through her uniqueness.

"I submitted it thinking never in a million years would they actually contact me, let alone win," Walenz said.

In her video, Becki talks about being a female in a male dominated trumpet industry, and how that has shaped her life.

"As a, dare I say it, sexy, feminine, female trumpet player, I've always been a bit of a surprise but here I am, teaching trumpet at a major university."

The former Miss Kansas, now can add Miss Incredible to her resume. As for her role in the video, she's not sure what she'll be doing, but is embracing the opportunity.

"All I know is that they've asked me to bring my trumpet, which I'm really excited about, but I don't know if I'll even get to play," Walenz said. "I'm going really with no expectation at all, just to go and learn and experience it all."

Becki leaves for her all-expense paid trip to LA on Friday and will have her sister by her side for support. She will spend all day Saturday shooting the music video.

A link to her complete application video is provided.


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