During the previous season of the reality television series Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, Brittany Diiorio was the first contestant to be eliminated from the competition. But instead of being disappointed or giving up after the disqualification, the young woman picked herself up and continued moving forward, doing her best to advance her career as an aspiring pop singer. She mentioned during an interview with Buddy TV and on her own MySpace page, that her appearance on the show was edited in a way that didn’t truly reflect her abilities or her personality, a charge often hefted against numerous reality shows.
She spoke out against the show on her MySpace page, claiming that her voice was not shown and that she was made to look as if she couldn’t sing at all. This was contrary to what she said they told her on the set, which was that she could sing well, and was capable of both singing and dancing at the same time without losing her breath. But on the brighter side of things, she’s trying to put the experience behind her and focusing on her musical career. And one of the most notable transformations she’s done is to change her name as a professional performer.
Using her middle name Danielle, she now goes by Danielle Diiorio, or as her manager prefers to call her, Dani D. This was in order to both distinguish herself from major pop personality Britney Spears and to move further away from her image on The Pussycat Dolls Present. She has also stated that she’s feeling confident and positive about her upcoming work, as she’s collaborating with a fresh staff of writers and producers. With a new song posted on her page, she gushed enthusiastically with capital letters about being in “FULL TRAINING” and working hard on her songs to “MAKE THEM HITS.”