Linda Elliott, who recently got a makeover on the reality TV show Carson Nation. (Vanessa Kahin Photo)
A reality TV show specializing in makeovers helped a Roswell native get back in touch with who she is and how much she’s accomplished in life.
Linda Elliott was featured on Carson Nation, a television show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, during an episode that aired Sept. 6. The experience helped Elliott realize that the best part of her life is not in her past, but yet to come.
Elliott grew up in Roswell and graduated from Roswell High in 1972. She said she struggled to fit in, something she felt was hard for her as a black woman growing up in the 1960s.
“Of course I felt different,” Elliott said. “Of course I felt left out. … My whole thing was to get out of Roswell.”
Elliott got her chance to leave thanks to a teacher who saw potential in her. Kathryn Boldra, who taught office occupations at Roswell High at the time, realized Elliott was a good typist and helped her land Login to read more