Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rych McCain's 8th Annual Top 10 Hollywood Youth List

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Rych McCain's 2012, 8th Annual Hollywood's Top 10 Youth List

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

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Rych McCain’s 2012,

8th Annual


     It is that time of year again where I personally select favorites for my TOP TEN LIST OF HOLLYWOOD’S MOST TALENTED YOUTH! The candidates (18 yrs and under) are selected strictly from the interviews that I have conducted with them during 2012, which intern ran in my Weekly Internationally/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Column and blog as a photo-interview feature. If I didn’t interview you – you don’t qualify for my list! It’s that simple (hint publicists, young artists and anyone else who feels left out)!

     As with every year, my hat goes off in a major salute to the parents of these exceptional young artists who have made untold sacrifices well beyond what many parents would be willing to make such as pulling up stakes and moving the entire family to LA or whatever else it took for their child or children to make it in the biz. 

     The ten winners selected are without question the best of the best! They too have sacrificed, trained hard, done without and burned gallons of the midnight oil it took to get to where they are and they are just getting started! Rych McCain salutes all ten of you who have now been inducted into of my youth media family and I wish that the best is yet to come for each of you! May continued success be yours! 

     For the girls; O.P.I., the world’s leading beauty marketer which includes the Kardashisan line is giving them promotional beauty kits. 

    Lionsgate Films led the pack with four winners, 20th Century Fox Pictures and The Disney TV Channel had two while The Nickelodeon TV Network and Warner Bros. Pictures both had one!

   The list is presented in alphabetical order and the ages listed are from last year.

1. Landry Bender (age 11), Landry endeared the hearts of fans world-wide as the grownup wannabe, rebellious baby child “Blithe” in “The Sitter,” for 20th Century Fox Pictures. Landry continuously received more hits than any talent on my blog for the first six months after she was posted.

Landry as Blithe in "The Sitter"

   2.  Danielle Campbell (age 17), Danielle as the spoiled, poor little rich girl Cindy Needleman, raised a few eyebrows when she challenged Madea with no clue of the consequences in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Witness Protection,” for Lionsgate Films.

Danielle as Cindy Needleman in Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection."

  3. Kevin Hernandez (age 14), Kevin was Rodrigo, the misfit, step brother from hell in “The Sitter,” for 20th Century Fox Pictures.

Kevin Hernandez as Rodrigo in "The Sitter."  


  4. Coco Jones (age 14), Coco played teen singing sensation Roxanne Andrews in the smash hit TV movie “Let It Shine,” for the Disney TV Network Channel.

Coco Jones as Roxanne Andrews in Disney's "Let It Shine."

 5. Cymphonique Miller (age 15), Cymphonique is the jubilant high school leader of the pack, Kacey Simon on the hit teen sitcom “How To Rock,” for the Nickelodeon TV Network.

Cymphonique Miller as Kacey Simon on Nickelodeon's "How To Rock."

 6. Nick Nervies (age 17), Nick portrayed Tyler, who was one of two security guards who couldn’t handle a teen party that spiraled totally out of control in “Project X,” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

(L) Nick Nervie (R) Brady Hender on guard in "Project X."

   7. Cierra Ramirez (age 17), Cierra consistently put her mom on edge as the confused teen “Ansiedad” in “Girl In Progress,” for Lionsgate Films.

(L) Cierra Ramirez  (R) Rani Rodriguzs in "Girl In Progress"

  8. Amandla Steinberg (age 13), Amandla gained massive world-wide exposure as the shy “Rue” in the mega, blockbuster “The Hunger Games,” for Lionsgate Films.

Amandla Steinberg as Rue in "The Hunger Games"

9. Jordenn Thompson (age 8), Jordenn has the distinction of being the baby of this year’s list as the youngest. She charmed the socks off audiences with her cutie-pie, innocent portrayal of Ariel in Tyler Perry’s “Good Deeds,” for Lionsgate Films.

(L) Thandie Newton (L) Jordenn Thompson a Ariel in Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds."

 10. Billy Unger (age 17), Billy plays “Chase,” the supper intelligent bionic teen in “Lab Rats,” for the Disney TV Channel.

Billy Unger as Chase in Disney XD's Lab Rats

 Congrats to you all and may your careers find continued success!

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