Beth Triffon Announced as Winner of 2016 ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition

Beth Triffon Announced as Winner of 2016 ABC Discovers: Digital Talent CompetitionABC Talent and Casting today recognized Beth Triffon, originally from Columbus, Ohio and now living in Los Angeles, as the 2016 winner of the ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition. The announcement follows a CONTEST that garnered submissions from actors across the United States. Visit to view Beth's reaction to the news and an excerpt from her digital submission, as well as the other nine finalists.

Beth Triffon reaction video:

Beth Triffon submission video:

Ayo Davis, senior vice president, Talent and Casting said, "ABC Entertainment has a strong legacy of supporting, fostering and championing new talent. We're excited to welcome Beth Triffon to the ABC family. She's an extremely talented and skilled actress with a fresh voice, and we look forward to working with her this year."

"I'm beyond shocked and grateful for this extraordinary opportunity," said Triffon. "Acting is my lifelong dream, and winning this is truly a gift. Being an actor, I've learned that you must keep working while never knowing when an opportunity might come."

Other finalists include: Roland Buck III (originally from Dallas, Texas), Paulina Bugembe (originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Nicole Gutteriez (originally from Riverside, California), Christina Leone (originally from Charlotte, North Carolina), Marlene Martinez (originally from Orange County, California), Matt Pascua (originally from Buffalo Grove, Illinois), Taylor Sele (originally from New York City, New York), Candice Singleton (originally from North Miami Beach, Florida), and Maria Sten (originally from Copenhagen, Denmark).

To enter, actors were asked to create a video performing one of the comedy or drama scenes posted on the website and were judged on quality of performance, potential star power and technical skill set.

The Digital Talent Competition is part of ABC Discovers, a series of initiatives that includes the annual New York and Los Angeles Talent Showcases, Actor Audition Workshop Week, Latino/Hispanic Outreach, Asian/Pacific Islander Outreach and Global Talent Outreach. The 2014 Digital Talent Competition winner, Cornelius Smith Jr., is a series regular on the hit drama "Scandal," and 2015 winner Samuel Adegoke has had numerous recurring roles on series including "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" and "Switched at Birth."

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