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Neal E. Boyd: Behind the scenes

See behind-the-scenes video from the "Heartland star" photo shoots

Anonymity went by the wayside for Neal E. Boyd, BA '01, when 12.5 million viewers watched him win the 2008 America's Got Talent competition on national television. He’s now the recognizable big guy with the big voice and a changed life. To learn about Boyd's life after AGT, watch the behind-the-scenes video (below) from the MIZZOU magazine photo shoots in Boyd's hometown — Sikeston, Mo. — and read "Heartland star."


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