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.