Miss New York Has Everything : Growing up in Trafford, Pennsylvania - hometown of The Love Boat's Lauren Tewes - Jakiela had dreams of becoming famous and making it big. Inspired by her childhood idol, Marlo Thomas in That Girl, she always wanted to move to New York City and away from the small town where her cantankerous father worked in the steel mills. When she sees an ad from an airline company promising a home base in the Big Apple and a jet-setting lifestyle all over the world, she quickly signs up. But she learns that being a flight attendant is far from glamorous. Instead of Paris layovers in a pillbox hat and white gloves, she gets Frankfurt in a one-size-fits-all polyester uniform and apron. When her father is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she returns to Trafford only to discover that the writing career and life she always wanted were right there at home - and that the grass in her own backyard might just be greener than the one on TV.
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