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Conversations with Khrystina Blanks

Today we’d like to introduce you to Khrystina Blanks.

Hi Khrystina, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
PYNK N’ Sip was created to give a platform to young voices with a purpose. I am an avid podcast listener/lover of commentary-focused content. So, I originally came up with the idea after noticing that most of the people I was watching did not directly represent my point of view. I needed to see younger people with fresh ideas and broad perspectives on a major platform. Therefore, I pitched the idea for PNS in Summer 2019 and began casting January 2020. The casting process was surprisingly easy compared to my previous experiences with booking talent. We did a one-day casting call and immediately found our six cast members.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
The biggest obstacle we faced while curating the show was adjusting to COVID-19 pandemic. It’s wild because the weekend the world shut down was our scheduled shoot. It set us back tremendously and we were forced to launch the how through Zoom. Throughout us formatting the show, it was very important that we maintain the bond we established amongst the castmates prior to COVID. That’s where Groupme and FaceTime came in handy.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am the Director of Production at PYNK Lemonade, LLC and I oversee all things production-related. Personally, I specialize in directing, videography and editing, however I am a jack of all trades when it comes to the world of media. At this moment, I am most proud of PYNK N’ Sip finally coming to fruition. There’s nothing like the feeling of accomplishing a goal you’ve set a while ago. I am happy it’s finally available for the world to see. What sets PL Productions apart from our competitors is that we genuinely connect with our audience in the most relatable ways possible. From our original content to the language we use, we make sure that everything we do is with the intent to educate and entertain.

Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
I enjoy being an entrepreneur in my hometown of New York City because… who wouldn’t? Lol Seriously speaking, opportunities are like running water over here. Whatever you’re interested in, I guarantee there is someone within a five mile radius willing to collaborate. It’s truly a blessing being from here. I was exposed to a lot of the trials and tribulations that came with the entertainment business and developed a thick skin early on. Hard work and consistency are the most important aspects of any success stories.

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