Pepita Little has been out of the limelight for more than nine years. But the former television host has started a YouTube channel, Pep Talk, which could thrust her full centre onto the minds of Jamaicans once again.
Pep Talk sees her opening up her life to viewers and, according to Little, will morph into showcasing the lifestyle of others through interviews as well as motivational tidbits.
“I wanted to show people what I do in my life, generally, and then I am going to move on to talking to other people about what they do in their life. It’s a mixture of things, it’s a lifestyle blog.
“I even want to get some stuff from my community, like I want to go to some food spots and talk about it, because everybody just knows Gloria’s and I want them to know the other spots that are there,” Little, who hails from Port Royal, told Loop News.
Pep Talk may be the long-anticipated return to the spotlight for Little, who was once a popular fixture on television as host of entertainment programme Intense but has been off the radar since December 2011 when she hosted her final show.
Little is pleased with the feedback she has been getting so far, especially from family and friends. As the channel continues to grow among the general population, she has been taking suggestions on how to tweak and improve the offerings.
She said her last show, in which she waxed her eyebrows and underarm at Flawless Studioz, has been the most viewed so far.
Little said she wants her content to be different from what others are doing, with more focus on helping others.
“I really don’t want to be in the limelight in the way that I see other women are doing it, because I really don’t want to be like this dolly – even though I am still a dolly,” she said with a laugh.
“I want to show people ways they can do things better or show them that it’s not all about how they look, or what they have," Little said, adding that she is working out a schedule on a precise time to release each episode, which she personally edits.