Toni Braxton landed her big break when she took a risk on a gas pump attendant who turned out to be Milli Vanilli's producer.

The Unbreak My Heart singer was at college when she was approached by the garage worker while she was filling up - and he persuaded her to record a demo at his home nearby.

She recalls, "I don't know what made me take this chance but I took my girlfriend in case he was cuckoo. It turned out he was legit because this was the guy who co-wrote Girl You Know It's True for Milli Vanilli.

"They had just started in Europe... I guess he'd gotta eat too. Milli Vanilli hadn't hit here in the States.

"That moment changed my life forever."