Wheeling is proud of Danni Allen, winner of “The Biggest Loser” and the village’s second television reality show star in recent years, Village President Judy Abruscato said Tuesday.
“The national television exposure shows people the kind of people we have in Wheeling, and maybe it will get some companies thinking about moving here,” she said.
“I look forward to meeting her at a village board meeting that we will invite her to.”
Wheeling’s other celebrity, “American Idol” finalist Haley Reinhart, is a full-time professional singer living in Los Angeles.
Reinhart, now 22, placed third on the 10th season of the singing competition in 2011.
Since then, she released her first album “Listen Up!” which debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard charts, sang at Lollapalooza last August and appeared on an episode of “90210.”
Reinhart is now recording her second album, which she will shop around to record labels, as she is no longer with Interscope, said her mother, Patti Reinhart.
The singer also plans to travel overseas this spring for several performances.
— Melissa Silverberg and Deborah DonovanCopyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.