Philadelphia hip-hop artist Meek Mill, embattled R&B star Chris Brown and 2012 Olympic all-around and team gymnastics gold medalist Gabby Douglas will be among the celebrities featured on the new MTV show, “This Is How I Made It,” which has its series premiere at noon on Saturday, Oct. 13.
According to the network, “This Is How I Made It” is a brand-new inspirational half-hour documentary series that focuses on MTV’s favorite celebrities and how they traveled down that tough road to success. The mission of the series is to reveal the intimate details and personal stories behind each celebrity’s path to fame to provide a “road map to success for their millennial fans, chronicling the moments they first realized their passion and detailing all of the sacrifices and setbacks they faced along the way.”
“Growing up as a kid, you know when they say [that] you can be anything that you wanted to be? I used to never believe that ‘cause I never seen it,” said Philadelphia rapper Mill. Chris Brown, who is currently battling his way back into society’s good graces after brutally beating his superstar ex-girlfriend, Rhianna, said, “Having to gain personal success back — it’s one of the most humbling experiences. Once you’re down, that don’t just mean you’re down forever.”
Other celebrities featured in the debut season of “This Is How I Made It” include Mac Miller, Tyler Posey, Wiz Khalifa, Demi Lovato, Ashley Rickards, 2 Chainz and B.o.B.
Every celebrity story is told through an intimate first-person narrative aimed at inspiring MTV viewers, while “giving them advice that can be applied to their own lives and dreams.” In the end, each story is a testament that hard work and perseverance always pay off, and Gabby Douglas, who made history as the first African-American gymnast to win the Olympic all-around championship said, “Always keep pushing yourself, and never give up!”