MTV ‘MADE’ this tomboy into leading lady
Until last year Emily Gjerde had never walked in high heels. She never wore makeup, and she wore jeans, T-shirts and sweatshirts almost exclusively.
“People called me Emmett instead of Emily,” Gjerde said.
Then MTV contacted River Falls High School, asking to come to the school to see students. Then Principal Elaine Bauman agreed.
Students were told they could sign up for an interview with the casting director.