This is the first in a series of stories on Daughters We Love. If you would like to nominate a daughter you love to be featured on Mamiverse, tell us about her. Alicia Keys sought to hire a special someone with spunk, who was also smooth on the keyboard. But this wasn’t for a musical gig. It was for a writing gig. The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter was looking for a blogger for I Am a Superwoman, a new website dedicated to inspiring and empowering women worldwide set to launch this fall. The search for the Super Woman to head the site started with a nationwide talent search in spring 2010 and culminated with the selection of Alexis Tirado, the daughter of a Puerto Rican chauffeur and a Salvadoran nanny, who decided to apply for the position after a friend sent her the Monster.com job listing via a Facebook message. The 30-year-old Tirado beat out more than 8,500 applicants competing to be the face and voice of Keys’ news and lifestyle ezine. But first, Alexis had to prove she was Alicia’s woman. During a nearly three-month long competition, the New Jersey-native was asked to write numerous blogs, as well as post video blogs, all of which were closely scrutinized. When the list of candidates was narrowed down to the top ten, Tirado underwent a battery of intense board room interviews with Keys’, em, key people, all shot on video. When they were down to the final three, Tirado and two other finalists were flown first class to London to meet Keys backstage during her Freedom Tour concert where the candidates were instructed to continue blogging about the concert and what they were experiencing.