Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vol State Alumnus is the New Face of Universal Kia


I always said that I was going to go to college and I was going to do something big, and at 21, I don’t think that I’m doing too shabby,” said Victoria (Tori) Capps.

Coming from a family that she called “not very scholarly,” Capps was the first person in her family to graduate from college. Now, almost a year after completing her Associate degree in Applied Science from Vol State, she is definitely not doing too shabby as the new spokesperson for Universal Kia.

Initially, Capps came to Vol State to pursue a degree as a dental hygienist, but decided to just get her general education requirements out of the way and pursue a career as a veterinarian after taking a some time off. Her break from school has turned into what could be her new career, when she unexpectedly received a job offer.

“I just walked into a (Kia) dealership one day and Chris Bostick was filming a commercial and he kind of joked; asking, 'Hey do you want to be in a commercial?' and I was like sure, no big deal.”

A few months later she is the face and voice for  radio and television commercials for the new Universal Kia.

Although Capps really wanted to become a veterinarian, she is not opposed to her new spokesperson career leading her down another career path.

She said it has always been her dream to be in front of a camera as a model one day, but she never expected to work in the car industry. Now that she has taken on this opportunity, many doors are opening for her. She she wants to be more than just a spokesperson...she wants to be a good role model.

“I’ve tried to maintain a look and an attitude that people would want to look up to."

New commercials are scheduled to air every month on radio and television. Check out Tori's first commercial below. 



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anybody know if she's single??? Man I hope so!

Anonymous said...

"Alumna." The feminine is alumna, not alumnus.

Vol State said...

Actually, these days either is acceptable.

Anonymous said...

What happened to tori with Kia? Is she doing Toyota commercials now?

Anonymous said...

She was terrible! Good riddance !

Anonymous said...

Bring Tori back. The fast talking dude is anoying...

Anonymous said...

I don't give a rip if it is Alumna or ALUMNUS . . . that has NOTHING to do with her "awesome" voice, the man attempting Tori's act is so freaking annoying I TURN THE STATION "every single time," I HEAR HIM!!! This promo just wasn't intended for an OLDER MALE VOICE!!! Just stating FACT!!!!

Anonymous said...

Actually, it is alumna. The Latin language--now a dead language, right?--never was altered to conform to sex-neutral word usage. And you can't just declare that Latin conforms to what the modern trends in English are. Absurd. Do they actually teach this at Vol State?? Nouns are "declined" in Latin, and masculine forms are used for masculine-designated nouns, and feminine forms are used for feminine-designated nouns. Because the person in question, Tori Capps, is a female, then the feminine form is to be used. Hence, alumna is correct.