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OSU alumnus Johnson Bailey to appear on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Friday

Melissa Hayer Published: May 5, 2011
Johnson Bailey on "Shark Tank"- Provided Photo
Johnson Bailey on "Shark Tank"- Provided Photo


Oklahoma State University’s 2010 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Johnson Bailey will appear on ABC’s “Shark Tank” at 7 p.m. Friday, according to a news release.

“Shark Tank” is a reality series featuring a panel, consisting of real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, infomercial industry pioneer Kevin Harrington, technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion icon Daymond John and financial expert Kevin O’Leary, that listens to pitches of the best business and product ideas from some of America’s brightest entrepreneurs, including start-ups from stay-at-home moms and businesses already producing $20 million in sales.

The entrepreneurs attempt to convince the “Shark Tank” panel members to invest in their business ideas, and the “Sharks” have a goal as well – to get a return on their investment and become owners of a piece of the next big business concept.

Bailey will be pitching his company, Original Man Candles, which creates candles specifically created for men.

Scents for the candles, each poured by hand by Bailey, include golf course, draft beer and football.

Bailey will be asking for an investment of $50,000 and will propose to share 25 percent of his company with the “Shark” who will support his idea.

To see a preview of Bailey’s appearance, click here.

If you’d like more information on purchasing Bailey’s candles, visit his website at


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