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Dominique of Beverly Hills Pawn- Hollywood Spotlight

Dominique of Beverly Hills Pawn- Hollywood Spotlight

Apr 5, 2014

One of the most interesting of the sub-genres of the reality television explosion of the last decade has been that of the storage and pawn series. Of all of the pawn related reality there is none that has as colorful a cast and as interesting a zip code as Beverly Hills Pawn and the biggest jewelry expert in the entire cast is none other than Dominique. Dominique, one of the most approachable and learned superstars of this newer Reelz Channel production has caught our attention and I thought it was time to connect this West Coast, ‘Bling Bling’ Siren with her Southeast Admirers. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, Graduated UCLA with a B.A. and did one year in Law School.  Her Masters in Clinical Psychology led to a career of social work in jails counseling women battling addiction.  To this day she continues to support all causes concerning education and support for these same woman in her free time when she is not rocking being the coolest single mom with a strong love and loyalty for her family. Our interview started with the obvious question: Tatyana: ‘I find it interesting that you have a degree in Psychology, why did you choose Beverly Hills Pawn as a career?’ Dominique: “My job involves a lot of listening to the client and really hearing their pain. Many people we see are in transition due to a death in the family, an illness, divorce, or relocation and they need to be heard. They come in and feel listened to which is really what all of us are yearning for. We just want someone to acknowledge us and feel for our position in life. We share each others stories all the time and we bond.” Tatyana: ‘Where did you learn what you know now?’ Dominique: “I read a lot. I did online study at GIA (Gemological Institute of America) after work. I go to flea markets, yard sales, garage sales, estate sales and thrift shops. All of these experiences have taught me something. I ask a lot of questions from people who are more experienced than I.” Dominique and her on screen and real life boss,...