"You have fed me that energy through your music, through your performances, through just being Cher."In 2003, 29-year-old Mona wrote into The Oprah Show with an unusual request—her dream was to be on Sesame Street.
Mona said the show was a big part of her life growing up, and she still watched it as an adult. "I am who I am today because of Sesame Street," she said.
After a surprise phone call from Big Bird, Mona was told to pack her bags to go where the air is sweet: Sesame Street!
"We're going to fly you and your family to Phoenix to a game," Shaq said.
"You'll hang out with me, we'll ride around, go shopping, go to the mall.
We'll just have fun, because I'm 12 years old also."After the game, Shaq gave Brenden a backstage tour of the team's training and locker rooms. Trust me on this: The girls like tall guys."Ever since she was a little girl, Michelle has known all the words and all the moves to the Temptations' songs.
When Jacque told us her dream job was to win the ultimate jackpot as a "Barker Beauty" on The Price is Right, we told her to "come on down!
"It was the first time the game show let someone who wasn't in the business be a Barker Beauty.
They had nothing to worry about—Jacque was a natural!She even got to call down an audience member as "the next contestant" on The Price is Right."Never in my wildest dreams when I thought about all the things I would do in my life would I have thought I would be part of The Price is Right," Jacque said. "After learning about Josh's love for music superstar Cher—he even dresses up as her for fun—Oprah's team worked with his partner, Rob, to hook him up with tickets to see Cher in Las Vegas! After they landed in Vegas, Josh and Rob watched Cher take the stage in a fabulous Bob Mackie design.Suddenly, a spotlight shined down on Josh, and Cher called him down to the front row."You getting here comes from Oprah, and you sitting here in these seats comes from me," she said."Get your surprised ass down here." After the final song, Josh was invited backstage to meet his idol.After years of emulating Cher, Josh got the chance to express his admiration. You have made me feel so comfortable in my own skin, and you have allowed me to love myself," he said.