Amy Jo Johnson, the original Pink Power Ranger from the hit 90s TV show, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and former 90s teen idol is still capturing the hearts of fans around the world twenty years later!
Twenty years after Amy Jo Johnson played Kimberly Hart, the original Pink Power Ranger on the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers the spark fans love about her was being seen again via the social media website, Facebook as a fifteen second video featuring herself giving a morph like she did in the TV series with co-star, David Yost who played the original Blue Power Ranger. After fans viewed the video and liked it, they were about to let others know how much they liked it too via social media and the end result from that would become morphinominal!
The soon to be online excitement started when I opened my e-mail this past Sunday and saw Amy Jo had sent me a special morph video for helping with the funding of her debut feature film, The Space Between. After watching, I thought it was too cool and wanted to share it with all my friends on Facebook, especially since David Yost was featured in the video too. I had no idea the power of social media until after I posted my video and discovered right away how people around the world can like, watch and share it in a matter of seconds with their friends.
Two hours later, it was morphin' time for the video! It had begun taking a life of its own and almost going viral! Every time I went to Facebook, I discovered someone I didn't know has either liked or shared it globally. The video was being translated in different languages and was bizarre to see happen since I have never experienced anything like this before! As of Wednesday, the video has been liked over 1,400 times, shared over 100 times and has been viewed almost 12,000 times. The numbers are still going up! Again, didn't expect to get so much traffic. I figured after I posted the video that I would receive a handful of likes and some "that's cool" comments from my friends, but not worldwide exposure!
The exposure received in just a few hours and still continuing shows how Amy Jo Johnson is loved and respected by all ages around the world thanks to her work on The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Felicity, Flashpoint and more! Plus, in under a decade she has developed two award winning short films, Bent and Lines. If you think acting stops with her, your wrong! The multi-taltented actress, writer, and director is also a musician and writes her own music! Amy Jo has recorded two albums, The Trans-American Treatment in which, Cat in the Snow is my all-time favorite song of hers and her most recent album, Never Broken. She also recorded a solo track for the Felicity soundtrack. Her albums can be purchased at CD Baby by clicking here.
If you thought the infamous Pink Power Ranger outfit was put up for good, you were wrong! It was back to action thanks to a challenge by Power Rangers co-star, David Yost. This past fall, he challenged her to dress up as the Pink Power Ranger and perform in public if she hit her funding goal for The Space Between on Indiegogo. After the announcement, two other fellow Power Ranger co-stars, Jason David Frank the original Green/White Power Ranger and Walter Jones the original Black Power Ranger challenged her as well and the funding goal happened quickly. Amy Jo kept her word and in November she busked out as the Pink Power Ranger for the first time since the series as thank you to her supporters for hitting her funding goal. This current project will keep her on her toes as writer, director, and performer, plus the soundtrack for The Space Between will also feature a new song by her as well. The Space Between is already off to a good start as Indiewire.com's Project of the Year for 2014.
All this work in the last twenty years and now is why her fan base continues to grow with fans of all ages and is a true testament of her hard work and dedication. This also explains why my video was so popular around the world and makes me proud I was able to give a little towards her project and receive something cool in return. Her fans, including myself are proud and very supportive of her work and we look forward to seeing her finished project, The Space Between when it is completed.
The infamous video that morphed around the world.