Vanderbilt junior to be featured on ‘Tonight Show’

Megan Piphus
Megan Piphus

Megan Piphus, a junior in the College of Arts and Science, is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The Cincinnati native and resident adviser in North House at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons will perform her ventriloquist act on the show. She also has been featured on America’s Got Talent and The Oprah Winfrey Show’s “World’s Smartest and Most Talented Kids” episode.

Piphus recently was crowned Miss Black Tennessee 2013. She is founder of Color My Dream, a motivational program where she uses mentoring, ventriloquism, puppetry and music to empower youth to recognize their talents and reach for their dreams.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno airs locally on WSMV, Channel 4, at 10:35 p.m.