For a fee, these 10 local celebrities will send fans a personal video message

From NDSU football players to former reality stars and politicians, see which local celebrities are featured on Cameo.

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Former North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance, now with the San Francisco 49ers, is among the local celebrities featured on Cameo.
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FARGO — Would a personal message from former North Dakota State University and current San Franciso 49ers quarterback Trey Lance make your birthday complete? All you need is $500 to make it happen .

Lance is one of many celebrities with local ties on Cameo, an app that allows fans to request birthday greetings and other shoutouts for a fee.

The app includes television, movie and reality stars, sports figures, comedians, musicians, politicians and business leaders. Based on search results, fees appear to range from $1 to $1,500.

How does it work?

Fans begin by searching Cameo for their favorite celebrities. Once a star is selected, they send the the person a request including what the message should say. The star then has up to 7 days to accept and complete the request.

Videos will be posted to the app and are easily downloaded and shared.


Rounding out the local top 10

Other celebrities found with North Dakota or Minnesota ties include:

Jesse Ventura
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura
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Jesse Ventura: For $140, fans can get a personal message from the former governor of Minnesota. In one video posted to the app, Ventura offers a couple best wishes on their recent nuptials before razzing them for being Miami Dolphin fans . "I'm a Viking fan through and through and always will be. And you Dolphins have caused me heartache before." He ends by wishing the couple as much happiness as he's had with his wife, Terry. "Always remember the big advice Jesse the Body can give you: Communicate with each other. That's the main thing. Don't stop talking."

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Former television personality Gretchen Carlson
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Gretchen Carlson: The former television personality and 1989 Miss America will send fans a personal message for $140. In one video the Coon Rapids, Minnesota, native congratulates Steve on his recent retirement from the U.S. Air Force . "Thank you so much for all you've done for our country and for your great career. I hope you have a lot planned for your retirement."

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Shadoe Stevens: The Jamestown, N.D., native offers fans personalized greetings for $135. In one video posted to the site, the radio and television personality congratulates a fan and former disc jockey for graduating from college . "That master's (degree) will look a whole lot better than a closet and a microphone. ... Congratulations. You rock."

Kevin Sorbo
Actor Kevin Sorbo
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Kevin Sorbo: The actor and Mound, Minnesota, native will deliver a personal message to fans for $80. In one Cameo video, Sorbo wishes good luck to a fan named Andrew on his upcoming wedding before launching into an explanation about why his series "Andromeda" was unfairly canceled in 2005 .

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Cara Mund: Although the site indicates she is available for booking for $49, the 2018 Miss America and recent candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives does not appear to have posted any videos recently.

North Dakota State's Phoenix Sproles touches a bounced ball after an incomplete pass against Missouri State during their football game Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
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Phoenix Sproles: The former NDSU Bison player will offer fans a personal message for $30. Sproles left the team to enter the transfer portal in 2022. Sproles was the first Bison football player to earn a name, image and likeness deal in the summer of 2021.


Country music duo Tigirlily is Krista (left) and Kendra Slaubaugh.
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Tigerlily Gold: For $20, Nashville recording artists and Hazen, N.D., natives Kendra and Krista Slaubaugh will make a personal video for fans. In one video, the sisters perform "My Thang," their fan's favorite song .

Kat Perkins
Undated Internet photo of Kat Perkins of Scranton, N.D.
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Kat Perkins: The North Dakota native and semifinalist on "The Voice" will record a message for $25. In a video posted to Cameo, Perkins wishes Happy Mother's Day to a woman named Monica she says is a fan who also has a connection to Scranton, North Dakota.

Gwen Sebastian
Gwen Sebastian
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Gwen Sebastian: Another contestant on "The Voice," Gwen Sebastian of Hebron, North Dakota, will record a personal message for $20. Like Tigerlily Gold, Sebastian can be seen in videos performing for her fans .

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