It wasn't until he heard of BET's search for the next hosts of its now-defunct music video countdown show "106 & Park" that entertainment was once again the center of his life.
After a failed New York audition for the job, he drove to Atlanta the following day for another set of auditions for the same gig.
He also worked nights at the local radio station, but after an unsuccessful run of auditions in Los Angeles he settled for a job in NASCAR's diversity development department.He landed it and would host the show, with Rocsi Diaz, for seven years before joining the E! During a total of 10 years on both shows, he picked up small acting roles along the way.When he read the script for "The Perfect Match," along with having the opportunity to take on a role as a producer, he knew a decision had to be made."Getting the opportunity to be a producer, a part of the decision-making process and the experience of being No.But after a call with Combs himself, Jenkins committed fully."He told him to make it believable," she said.And believable is what audiences will get, said "Perfect Match" director Bille Woodruff, known for the "Honey" franchise (the third of which is in post-production with Ventura as lead) and "Beauty Shop" starring Queen Latifah.
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