Phoenix, Az – AMFEST 2023 – In a lively interview on “Citizen Media News,” Jennifer Murphy, the founder of Go Girl Worldwide, shared insights into her journey from The Apprentice to creating her upcoming feature film, “I Want to Be Neenja.” Based on Murphy’s viral song, the film serves as a testament to her resilience and determination in the face of controversy.
Murphy, known for her appearance on The Apprentice, discussed her early life as the second eldest of 12 children, growing up in Oregon, and her transition from business to entertainment. Reflecting on her time on The Apprentice, Murphy shared her excitement about being on her favorite show and her memorable encounter with Donald Trump, who eventually encouraged her to audition for the show.
The conversation delved into Murphy’s entrepreneurial journey, leading to the establishment of Go Girl Worldwide—a platform dedicated to empowering girls and women. The organization hosts seminars, Pink Carpet Parties, and events and provides entrepreneurial training. Murphy, with a subscriber base of around 80,000 and over 1 billion views on her videos, emphasized the impact of her work in empowering women globally.
However, Murphy’s path faced challenges when her viral song, “I Want to Be Neenja,” led to controversy and subsequent cancellation. Despite the setbacks, she persevered, referring to the negative attention as “helpful haters” who unintentionally propelled her song to fame.
The conversation turned to Murphy’s upcoming feature film, “I Want to Be Neenja,” where she shared details about the storyline, themes of resilience, and the inclusion of epic parody scenes inspired by Kill Bill. Notably, Murphy highlighted the involvement of a Chinese friend, initially assumed to be a critic, who has become an integral part of the film.
Addressing questions about cultural sensitivity, Murphy acknowledged the learning curve and expressed her intention to embrace and celebrate diversity in her work. The film, set to be released in March, aims not only to entertain but also to inspire others to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams.
Murphy concluded the interview by teasing the potential sequel and elaborating on the multimedia aspect of her project. With her infectious energy and commitment to empowerment, Jennifer Murphy continues to break barriers and redefine success on her terms.