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Langstan Smith is a native of Indianapolis, IN. Langstan moved to Chicago, IL 18 years ago in October of 1995 and is proud to call the Windy City home. He began volunteering his time as a graphic designer with various Chicago club promoters which lead to work with the City of Chicago as well as the State of Illinois among other distinguished clientele. Langstan has worked with several Chicago-based non-profit organizations as a designer, a volunteer and an entrepreneur. He is currently pursuing a degree in Graphic Design at Harrington College of Design in Chicago.

Langstan on why he loves SCANDAL

Since the premiere of Scandal on April 5, 2012, I have been an avid and voracious fan of the series. I was hooked from day one, scene one of Season One’s Episode 1: “Sweet Baby”  it was obvious that this show had its own cadence and pace. You either got on and held on or got “bucked” off before the ride even started.

Just as we were learning who Olivia was and what she did for a living, (best introduction monologue EVER!) Shonda Rhimes took a baseball bat and collectively bitch slapped the entire United States as she revealed the scandal of all scandals. “Sweet Baby? Swee… Sweet Baby?” Why is Olivia on the edge of tears talking with the President? Ummm…Oh Heyall naw! With the first shocking reveal, Shonda said, “SCANDAL, BITCHES!”, dropped the mic and left us all snapping and screaming like we were at a Spoken Word event and Shonda had just rocked the mic that night. Dayum!

But it was actually Season One’s, Episode 6: “The Trail” that sealed the deal for me. Shonda Rhimes had in a single episode explained how it all began and revealed who was trying to bring the president down and why and then BAM! The scissors! Dafuque!? No! Gideon!? WTH!?…in walks Quinn…Sploosh! Coffee and bagels everywheeeeere! (True Gladiators will understand the shorthand)  We now knew most of the relationships and how they began just from that one episode. Little did we know the next episode was the last for the summer and I watched those seven episodes like Shonda had said the first seven hits are free, but after that you gotta pay me every last Thursday night you got. I don’t go anywhere. I’m hooked!

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