Christina Milian, singer, songwriter, model, actress, entrepreneur and mother to 7-year-old Violet, has added yet another title to her list of accomplishments: game show judge. Fox’s new one-hour competition series “Superhuman” tests the abilities of ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $50,000 grand prize.
“It’s a really fun family show. You have people from all over the country who have these amazing talents, but they haven’t been able to show them to the world or sometimes even their own families,” Milian says.
The show is hosted by Kal Penn of “Harold & Kumar” and “House” fame, and Milian is joined on the judging panel by Mike Tyson and Dr. Rahul Jandial (City of Hope brain surgeon and neuroscientist). In each episode, five contestants who possess an extraordinary ability in fields such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell, sight and more are challenged to push their skills to the limit, yet only one takes home the title of "Superhuman."
“Every episode is motivational and inspiring, and you find yourself really rooting for the contestants to succeed because they’re doing these things that some of us have never seen happen before,” says Milian.
After working on the show, Milian began to draw parallels between the nearly supernatural powers of her guests, and the amazing powers that it takes to be a mother. “Our brains have to constantly be active. It takes a lot of skill for mothers to be able to handle the world riding on their shoulders all the time,” says Milian.
The singer says that she owes a lot to her family, who instilled her go-getter attitude and approach to motherhood. “I learned from my own parents, who always worked so hard. My mom was constantly working her butt off, and my dad had up to three jobs at a time, but they always put me first and I always put my daughter first, too,” says Milian.
Of all the superpowers that the multitalented artist possesses, setting a good example for her daughter is the one she takes the most pride in. “I know she learns through my actions. She sees me run my wine and clothing companies, and perform, and she sees how important family is to our life. Seeing those things on the daily lets her know what she’s capable of,” Milian says.
“She’s been raised around four strong women who have always told her that it doesn’t matter what other people think or say. She’s already very into girl power.”
It sounds like being superhuman runs in the family!