Celebrity Apprentice 2011: Who is La Toya Jackson and why is she famous?
Celebrity Apprentice 2011!
Who is La Toya Jackson and why is she famous?
La Toya Jackson, sister of Michael Jackson and the first of the Jackson girls to have a solo music career, is most famous for her Playboy centerfold issue of April 1989, which became the magazine’s best selling issue to date with over 8 million copies sold. Her dance hit Free the World in 2005 was inspired by the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers in New York City and became a national icon for the green celebrity. As a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice, La Toya is playing for AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of the largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the United States.
Sister of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, and Janet “Miss Nasty” Jackson, of Superbowl “wardrobe malfunction” infamy, La Toya Jackson has plenty of spark of her own. La Toya is no stranger to green celebrity status and charity. She performed on the single We Are the World, to help with the starving citizens of Ethiopia.
The green celebrity also starred in a lesser-known video for Stop the Madness, with an anti-drug message. She had a track, Just Say No, which she wrote for Ronald Reagan’s anti-drug campaign, in 1988, on her self-titled album. But it was around this time that she began to show a less conservative side, under the management of her husband, Jack Gordon, who La Toya says her father forced her to marry, according to IMDb.