Here's How AGT Winner Brandon Leake Wants to Spend His $1 Million Prize
"America's Got Talent" winner Brandon Leake reveals his plans for his cash prize and Vegas show slot and talks about his intentions to reinvest in his community.
"America's Got Talent" winner Brandon Leake recently opened up about his plans for the prizes awarded to him. In a recent exclusive chat with HollywoodLife, the spoken word genius began:
"[I want to] invest back into my community, back in South Stockton. I want to bring free poetry workshops back to the youth."
He wanted to help the younger generation to put their feelings into words and write about the traumas they dealt with in their neighborhoods.
The spoken word poet also planned to alleviate the effects of the "food desert" in Southside Stockton by opening a local grocery store in the area.
A percentage of the prize money would also go into donations to organizations involved with seeking justice for the Breonna Taylor case. The AGT winner good-naturedly added that it was important to keep on fighting for the good cause.
He emerged as the winner of the highly famed talent hunt show after months of competing and performances and was the first ever in the history of the show to win with spoken word poetry.
Apart from his $1 million win, Leake also won a headline slot in a Vegas show. He wanted people to look forward to an extensive array and variety of performances infused into the spoken word.
There would be digital animations, love painting, graffiti art, love music, instrumentation, and much more. Leake added that there were going to be several things that would be included in the story, which he intended to narrate over the course of the show.
For his last performance on the final episode, Leake recited a heart-tugging poem about his daughter and how she came into the world and changed his life completely. He absolutely blew the judges away with his incredible peace.
The outstanding poet told USAToday that he made sure to strategize his pens throughout the show. He arranged his performances in such a way that his last recital was the one that packed the most firepower and really gave him the shot at winning.
Judge Howie Mandel once commended Leake for his extraordinary talent to move people and touch their hearts and emotions. With his prize secured, it seemed that that was all the poet wanted to continue doing with his selfless acts of kindness.