MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Tankards are celebrating the success of their new reality show “Thicker Than Water: The Tankards.”
The season finale aired recently on Bravo.
The finale turned out to be the show’s highest rated episode, bringing in 2.28 million viewers.
The show gives viewers a candid view of musician Ben Tankard and his family.
Ben Tankard is known for being the biggest selling gospel jazz musician in the world, but this was the first time the world got a candid view of his family’s personal lives.
One of the show’s standouts was his sassy and outspoken daughter Brooklyn Tankard, who many viewers were able to relate to. As a teenager, Brooklyn Tankard gave birth to her daughter, Diamond.
Other challenges also came her way, but she doesn’t let anything interfere with reaching her goals.
“I stay true to myself and down to earth. I believe that others pick up on that,” Tankard said. “In this season, I was able to show my family and everyone that I am not my past. I am a courageous woman who is destined for greatness.”
Like her father, Brooklyn Tankard is friendly and outgoing.
“I am a natural born networker and socialite. It’s just in my DNA,” she said.
As a result of her personality and ambition, Brooklyn Tankard is often recognized in public and has achieved a new level of fame. But she says being an inspiration for other people is the best part.
“Everywhere I go, people stop me now, and they always have the most sweetest things to say," she said. "They often tell me how much my life story inspires them to really fight for their dreams. Becoming a mother and living on my own at the age of 14 forced me to learn how to have tough skin and fight to win.”
During the show’s eight-episode run, Brooklyn Tankard crashed the family car, argued with her siblings and was sometimes at odds with her parents. Though the reality television cameras captured much of the family’s drama, there are some things she wish had been more exposed.
“As a mother and entrepreneur, I am constantly balancing priorities, and I make it my business to give my daughter the time that she needs," she said. "I wish they could’ve showed more of that on camera.”
Though she has a famous father, Brooklyn Tankard is becoming a major force in her own right.
She is the owner of Queen Brooklyn’s Virgin Hair, a rapidly growing hair service.
“I have a passion for the hair industry, and I’m excited about the growth of Queen Brooklyn’s Virgin Hair," she said. "We provide top-of-the-line virgin hair and legendary customer service. Women of all ethnicities love the durability, versatility and longevity of our organic virgin hair. Queen Brooklyn’s Virgin Hair will be launching new products and a strong marketing campaign this year.”
On the company’s website, there are all kinds of natural weaves to choose from, including virgin Malaysian, Brazilian and Indian hair. Each product is available in different textures and colors.
Queen Brooklyn’s Virgin Hair has grown tremendously since it was founded in November 2012.
Her hair company isn’t the only thing Brooklyn Tankard manages.
Viewers of “Thicker Than Water: The Tankards” were treated to the fashion shows she produced.
According to the young entrepreneur, there will be another one soon.
“I am currently preparing for my next Big Hair and Fashion Extravaganza in Nashville, which will take place the first quarter of 2014," she said. "It is exciting to bring innovative productions to Nashville and multiple cities that fill a void for over the top shows.”
“Thicker Than Water: The Tankards” is not the only way to learn new details about the family.
Brooklyn Tankard has a new book scheduled for release later this year.
"The Tankards are thankful for 2013 and excited about 2014," she said. "They all have their own businesses and endeavors. Stay tuned for upcoming projects and surprises this year. We really don’t want to spill the beans yet.”