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Meet Devan Terrell and Leanna Thomas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Devan Terrell and Leanna Thomas. 

Hi Devan and Leanna, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
Meera the youngest daughter (6) would walk around the house with her dolls, and talk about their fashion and esthetics explaining the doll and what she likes about it with her mirror, conducting an interview. we took notice but just figured it was just a normal part of her playtime. Until she finally came up to Leanna and showed mommy she wanted to do it! puzzled we were like do what? so she asked about vlogging like she sees on YouTube, and there was a sincerity about it so we dove in completely. Starting off we knew the children Mille (9) Meera (6) and Graceon (2) would always watch vloggers on YouTube but we decided to take our own approach by creating themed settings per toy review and allowing the kids to express their personalities while having fun talking about different toy collections and having fun challenges. This was the birth of MILLIE-N-MEERA !!TPR!! YOUTUBE CHANNEL 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Not always. When working full-time and trying to find days to record an episode at the venue, it gets challenging. After remedying that- the solution was recording on the weekends so the kids and I aren’t fatigued and we can still do what we enjoy for the YouTube channel with the same amount of energy and excitement for our subscribers. That alone motivates us to smooth out the bumps in the road, and create great content! 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Well for short-We are a content creator, as a family. We produce it! Leanna role as a full creative director: staging the sets at local venues traditionally catered to a theme of some sort-like pertaining to the holiday or a colorful floral frequency for a toy series. Next, the kids Millie.TPR & Meera.TPR and Leanna (Mom.TPR) Find exciting ways to showcase a cool toy series with their bubbly personalities. We’ve also taken on challenges whether trying new foods or arts and crafts, it’s fun and the girls love it! 

From there I (Dad.TPR )spend time editing the videos for release, keeping viewers intrigued with new content! 

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Well. we are a family of five… Millie Meera Graceon Leanna and my name is Devan. I grew up in the Downtown Saint Petersburg area, it was full of constant engagement always being involved in Sports, Music, and community outreach activities. I’ve always had a love for the arts, from playing instruments on the art district to visiting local markets and art gallery showcases. I’ve always had interest in engineering, videography, and recording arts. Leanna was born in Guyana, South America. She moved to the stated when she was 7 and champions her cultural through hard work and perseverance: her love for free-styling with different floral arrangements and her creative design techniques producing a “dream-come-true “atmosphere has not only transitioned her into an awesome set designer for the TPR channel but launched another leg in entrepreneurship. 

Contact Info:

  • Email: toypartyreview2020@gmail.com
  • Youtube: MILLIE-N-MEERA !!TPR!! – YouTube


Image Credits

Cepedas Studio
Pamela Jones

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