BR woman competes for Fallon's business


POSTED: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:34am

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 10:28am

NBC's Jimmy Fallon wants to buy a brand new Ford F-150, and a Baton Rouge woman is hoping to sell it to him!

49 year old Barbara Wilkinson #neworleansbarbara is on a mission in New York City. The sales consultant from Bill Hood Ford and Lincoln in Hammond is one of 10 finalists who are all competing to sell the "Tonight Show" host his new ride! Follow the "Fingers on a 4x4" contest online!

Since Monday, Wilkinson's fingers have been holding on tight to a Ford Truck parked on the U.S.S Intrepid. She spent the night with at least one hand on the vehicle. She didn't budge even when temps dropped into the 20's! As of Tuesday morning at 8am local time, Wilkinson was one of 8 people still standing. Wilkinson says she will stay glued to the truck for as long as it takes. She tells NBC33 news selling a truck to Jimmy Fallon would not only been a dream come true, but it would be a huge boost for her career!

So how is Ms. Barbara doing this? "I jog in place, talk on the phone, and focus on staying focused" Wilkinson told NBC33's Emily Turner this morning. The proud mother of 3 (Corey, Torey and Darbie) says her boyfriend, James, has been a huge help making sure she keeps her mind on the prize (he also brought her gloves and warm clothes to brave the cold NYC night.) She says the longest she's EVER stayed up was 48 hours to roast a New Years hog!

Wilkinson is not only trying to sell Jimmy Fallon a car, she is hoping her name starts trending on the web! Spread the word! Cheer her on! Wish her good luck! #neworleansbarbara.
The finalist who gets the most attention on Twitter will also get a prize!

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