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Meet OLTL's New Destiny

By February 20, 2013

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Laura Harrier

With the launch of OLTL not too far off, Prospect Park has cast international model, Laura Harrier, for the role of Destiny Evans. Actress Shenell Edmonds played the role of Destiny on ABC's OLTL from 2009-2012.

Although this will be Harrier's first television role as a series regular, this young model, who is represented by Muse NYC, has worked on campaigns for Target, American Eagle and L'oreal.

There has been no word as of yet on who will be recast for the role of OLTL's Matthew Buchanan, and the father of Destiny's baby. Actor Eddie Alderson, who played the role of Matthew from 2001-2012, is currently living in Los Angeles, CA.


February 22, 2013 at 11:04 am
(1) Terri says:

She’s absolutely gorgeous. I wonder though if fans of Shenell Edmonds’ Destiny will have an issue with the fact that the new Destiny isn’t exactly built like your average woman. She’s built like your average model. Part of Destiny’s charm was her chutzpah and amazing confidence in herself as a plus-size young woman in a society that attempts to make average women feel “less-than”. I’m not trying to be negative here. I’m just stating the obvious. I wish Laura Harrier well in the role.

February 23, 2013 at 2:40 am
(2) kaydee says:

I agree all the way, Terri.

February 23, 2013 at 9:31 am
(3) Terri says:

Thanks, Kaydee. I looked Laura Harrier up online and that’s when I saw the full-length pictures of her. She’s a gorgeous girl. But, so is Shenell Edmonds, who also has the additonal benefit of looking like someone any one of us could actually know in real life. And she sure could SHINE. Nothing average about that! :)

Btw, does anyone know if Shenell Edmonds is still attending college? Is that why she was not signed to reprise the role of Destiny?

February 24, 2013 at 9:05 am
(4) dio says:

I will really miss Shenell but as far as continuing her higher education, it is as equally as important as a TV role. I will really miss her attitude, she was so confident & a real looking young woman who followed her heart & gained her heart’s desire, will miss her conservations with my favorite big brother, Sean, but I wish the new girl well & hope that she can deliver as great a wallop as Shenell! Kaydee, this is the most perfect morning! First, my daily four mile walk with my beloved Aidain, it was raining yesterday & even though the day is cloudy, all I see is sunshine! and the glory of GOD’s love, maybe there is hope for the future of my family! AND most importantly, the future of Natalie & John, their son Liam and their happy ever after! Keep me posted about what we talked about, I’m ready when you give the word! SO EXCITED!!!!! Love & XXX & OOOOO to my favorite family, Kaydee’s brood, hope everyone is well!

February 24, 2013 at 7:52 pm
(5) Terry says:

Now that One Life to Live and All my Children will be airing on our PC’s, will the Fan Fiction Scripts stop? And where will you start at on the PC? Is it going to continue from where it last aired on abc tv? Terry

March 3, 2013 at 9:05 am
(6) joanne meadows says:

i’m so glad OLTL is coming back i been waiting for this day for a long time i even started watching GH cause some of the cast were on there now i’ll just have to watch both now thanks so much u made me a happy person yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy love it i will b watching !

March 3, 2013 at 3:33 pm
(7) Leeann Boone says:

I can’t wait to see what PP does with the show!

March 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm
(8) KELLY says:

i wish that they would have keep both matthew and desteny. i hate when they do that.

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