Also in 1996 Teen Summit was nominated for a Cable ACE Award, and the next year the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) presented Lewis with an Image Award for her work on Black Entertainment Television (BET).
Soon afterward the cable network MTV offered Lewis a position as a program host and video jockey.
There were certain things expected of me that definitely weren't me.
One of my problems is that I'm very honest and direct.
Ananda Lewis (born March 21, 1973) is an American television personality, model and social activist.