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Sister Interview: Candace Payne

Sometimes something happens and your life takes an unexpected turn. Candace Payne is a viral sensation whose video of trying on a Chewbacca Mask became the most-viewed Facebook Live video to date (170+ million views). As a result, she has been thrust into the spotlight, featured in more than 3,000 media outlets and has interviewed with major media such as “Good Morning America,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” The New York Times, PEOPLE and Cosmopolitan. All because the audience resonated with her unmasked joy that shined through her masked face.

Candace talks with Krista about her life, joy, laughter, overcoming obstacles and motherhood. We hear about Candace’s use of humor in the midst of dark circumstances, what overcoming has looked like in her life and how her faith impacts her view of joy. This is a one of a kind conversation with a one of a kind woman that you won’t want to miss.

Candace recently launched a video series with TLCme and her first book, Laugh It Up releases in the next few weeks. Candace lives in Texas with her husband, two children, and ornery pug. You won’t regret taking a few minutes to learn about the woman behind the mask.

You can connect with Candace on her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Some things you heard mentioned on the show:

Chewbacca Mom Video

Laugh It Up:  Embrace Freedom, Experience Defiant Joy

Defiant Joy Study Guide

Defiant Joy Study Guide Plus DVD

Frito Chili Pie

Super Easy Texas Frito Chili Pie


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