I became a Demetria McKinney fan back in 2004, when I first saw her in Tyler Perry's "Meet The Browns" (the play). At the time I did not know who she was… But I loved what I saw. Her ability/talent as an actress.. and at that time what she shared with us through her portrayal as Kim, is what grab my attention. I can honestly say it blew me away. That same year, my cousin recorded Tyler Perry's "House Of Payne" (the pilot season) on DVD and gave it to me as Christmas gift and once again I felt her portrayal as "Janine"come to life, I believed every second of it until it went off and soon after I quickly jumped back to reality realizing that it was just a show. In 2007, the series was re-recorded with the same cast (adding Calvin), a different setting and was nationwide on the TBS network. I ended up falling in love with the show all over again, but most importantly her character, Janine Payne! (I just didn't know it at the time that she was my idol). The more I watched, the more her amazing talent took me by surprise. By the time I saw Tyler Perry’s "Why Did I Get Married" (the play) I was already hooked on finding out who this "mysterious talent" was. So I did my research, but at the time it really wasn't much about her on the web, so I knew then that she was this new amazing talent on the rise, that's about to take us all by surprise. The little research I did, gave me everything I needed to start my own Demetria McKinney support base (which turned into the Demetrians in 2010) on myspace. Before I knew it thousands of her fans came through to help support her as well. I've learned so much about her in the past couple of years. She’s not just Janine from “House Of Payne” or Monica from “The Rickey Smiley Show” to me… her name is Demetria McKinney, her friends and fans call her Dee Dee or Demetria to be exact. As fans, we see her as someone we can all go to for advice, guidance and wisdom... and most importantly someone we can all look up to. If you’ve viewed this fan site… NO, I MEAN THE WHOLE FAN SITE! Then you will know exactly what I'm talking about! There are still things I cannot believe, that can come from the past of someone so humble, multi-talented, down to earth and most importantly, inspirational!! But, that's what I love the most about her. The outcome of her past is MY INSPIRATION. To see, speak, or even hear from someone that have been through so much in her past inspires me. To let all her fans know that she cares, make me happy to be one of her fans. When I see her smile… I smile! She let us know that she is NOT just a person we see on the TV screen, but, a human being as well. She may be beautiful on the outside, but what I love the most about her is that she's even more beautiful on the inside and can't no one take that away from her. The fact that I can relate to this lady in so many ways helps me understand what it feels like to live without and go through ...and yet, still make it. She has taught me how to be a better person and no matter what I'm going through in my life the lord is always by my side even through my most roughest times. I see you Dee, continue to make us happy!