Domino di Vincenzo
Domino di Vincenzo
Portrayed By Diora Baird
Gender Female
Date of Birth April 6, 1982
Age 28
Zodiac Sign Aries
Aliases Gertrude Higgenbotham
Place of Birth Kansas City, Kansas
Current Location New York City, NY, USA
Occupation EvoEnt Marketing Exec
Known Relatives Bess (mother), Hank (father), 3 brothers, 3 sisters
Significant Other None
Known Abilities None
First Appearance Corporate Spies Like Us

Folks, here's the story of Minnie the Moocher. She was a red hot hoochie coocher. She was the roughest, toughest frail. Now Minnie had a heart as big as a whale.



Once upon a time in the far off past of April 6, 1982, in the quaint little town of Kansas City (Kansas, not Missouri!), a girl by the name of Gertrude Higgenbotham was born. Poor Gertie, that's what they got to calling her, was the middle child of 7; two older brothers and an older sister, and two younger brothers and a younger sister. Income to eek out a meager living in this run-down, ramshackle, overcrowded house out in the boonies on the edge of civilized city life was provided by her parents: her father, Hank, a moderately successful car mechanic with the practically orbital dream of one day owning his own pump and service station (how 1950s small-town quaint!); and her mother, Bess, who got part time work as a seamstress, cleaning lady, and occasional fill-in chef.

Not like all that mattered much to poor little Gertie, the hero of this story. Even though she was the middle kid, the perpetual middle child in the line of hand-me-downs and tattered out-of-date fashions, she tried her best to be popular in school. She wasn't particularly smart. Or particularly good looking. In fact, some might say she was the smelly kid at the back of the class. So for years and years poor little Gertie did her best to make her marks (a C- minus average, at best); she squeaked by year after year, just mediocre enough to pass onto the next grade.

But oh, there came a wonderful time for Gertie…a time called puberty. Little frumpy Gertrude Higgenbotham suddenly found herself growing into WOWZA Gertrude Higgenbotham. Sure, she was still poor, but…she wasn't a washboard anymore! Now she was just the easy, poor chick with the sweet figure! Gertie, for the first time in her life, had guys wanting to be with her! Even she was smart enough to realize that she could turn her time into things. Some might call it prostitution, but for poor, sweet, simple Gertie, it was a way to turn her torn hand-me-down jeans into hip-hugging beauties. Combine that with her job at 15 as a waitress (her parents eagerly signed the work permit, thinking it'd teach her hard-working values…as well as bring a few extra bucks into the home), well…frumpy Gertie didn't have the need to be frumpy anymore.

Our intrepid heroine, now happily carrying that C- average, managed to squeak her way through her senior year and get that finely-crafted piece of paper that says, by the Kansas City School Board's criteria, she is prepared to lead a full and successful life, barely knowing her ABCs or how to add or subtract. What's an 18 year old Midwest girl sick of being stuck in the small-town drudgery supposed to do then? Well, why not do what all other girls looking for fame and fortune and notoreity do? Draw a line down the middle of the county, and if you're on the west, you go to LA to become an actress, and if you're on the east, you go to New York to be…a Wall Street banker? Singer? Who knows why she went…Gertie certainly can't sing well (so she thinks), and she can't balance her checkbook (which means she might make it as a Wall Street banker, but that's another story), but she bought herself a clunker, loaded it up with the two suitcases full of stuff she actually had, and made it to New York!

Sure, times were hard for Gertie, at first…so she decided to increase her career options and go to college! Community college of course, a few classes here and there. What was a 2 year college program rapidly became 3, then 4, then 5 years. Gertie never really changed though! Inexplicably, this community college had it's own football team (weird huh? Just like on TV!) and of course, she was notorious for having fun with them. Also inexplicably, this is how her first big break came! Seems our simple, sweet Gertie has a skill she didn't even know about! When one of the footballers had her over for dinner with his parents, his father got to talking about some struggles with his work. You see, he was a famous producer or something, and he had some trouble marketing what he was working on. Like someone else that New York was (vaguely) familiar with, Gertie has a knack for knowing how things work…and by that, she's good at knowing how to creatively pitch stuff to people. Being raised by a TV set instead of parents (oh, that wasn't brought up before, but it's true), she's pretty much a(n idiot) savant at knowing how to pitch and market stuff.

So, not long after that fateful dinner, Gertie found herself gainfully employed at a New York City marketing firm (Hartham and Wolf)…part freelance, part contract work with a few particular studios and businesses. It was pretty clear that she had some image changes of her own since you have to market yourself to employers. Gertrude Higgenbotham soon became Domino di Vincenzo, the sort of exotic, one-of-a-kind name that can never be confused with some frumpy girl from Kansas City. Jetsetting about, meeting with the creme-de-la-creme of the entertainment and fashion industry, she became one of the most sought-after marketing gurus in the country! How's that for a happy ending to her fairy tale story!


January 2011

  • 24th | Drunken Thoughts |: Time to party down! The only problem is, telepaths have a very easy time reading the thoughts of inebriated folks!

March 2011

  • 16th | Marketing Strategies |: Wooing a client and potential star is the best time to discuss marketing strategies for their new movie!


  • "Memorable quotes!"


  • Interesting miscellany.


Taco - "Puttin' on the Ritz"
Britney Spears - "Circus (bliix mix)"
Lady Gaga - "Paparazzi"
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - "Minne the Moocher'
Jamie Foxx ft. Justin Timberlake and T.I. - "Winner"
Trey Songz ft. Nikki Minaj - "Bottoms Up"

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