Tennesha Wood of ‘#BlackLove’ unlocks the secret to finding love

Tennesha Wood (Photo courtesy: FYI)
Tennesha Wood (Photo courtesy: FYI)

Tennesha Wood, 30, is among five career-oriented women in New York seeking true love in FYI’s latest series “#BlackLove,” which premiered Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at 10:15/9:15c. p.m.

A regional sales manager, Wood is especially proud to be a part of this show and allow cameras to record her journey to love under the guidance of relationships experts Damona Hoffman and Jack A. Daniels.

Read what she has to say.

What made you feel comfortable doing the show?
I knew that this would be different from anything that was currently on TV. I loved that they were showing successful black women that are missing the thing they want most: love. These are the topics my girlfriends and I always discuss, so I could relate to the struggles of dating and feeling like you may never find the one.

Name two of your favorite Hollywood icons and why you appreciate their body of work.
Oprah Winfrey – She has built her own success on her own terms and combats adversity with excellence.
Barbara Walters – My dream job would be to have a seat at “The View.” I think it’s inspiring that she created a space where smart women from different walks of life could share their opinions about important topics on a national level.

I learned that there is strength in vulnerability. It can be hard for driven career women to take off the powerful shell and show vulnerability to their partner, but it’s important to let a man feel like a man.

Describe how you have grown in understanding working with the television production.
In filming “#BlackLove,” I learned that introspection is more important than looking for the right partner. The right man will never come along if you are not right with yourself.

Finish the sentences:
My character shows emotions like …
On the show, I’m definitely the one who has a clear picture of exactly what I want the future to look like. I came from a close-knit family and desire to have the same thing.

Being filmed allowed me to …
Be an honest voice for women that are like me and want to have it all.

My favorite part about this project is …
Going through it all with four amazing women and two talented experts that I still continue to learn from.

If I could have a dinner party with Hollywood icons and invite five iconic living women I would invite …
Barbara Walters
Michelle Obama
Cate Blanchett
Viola Davis

My three favorite books to read of all time …
I like self-help books:
The 30 Day Love Detox by Dr.Wendy Walsh
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Five Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman

Sister is …

#BlackLove premieres Dec. 8 at 10:15 p.m. EST on FYI.

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