I was very blessed and fortunate to interview Jeannie Mai, best known for her work as the host of Style Network’s How do I Look? and correspondent on NBC’s Extra TV. I chose to contact Jeannie not only because she is a beautiful fashion stylist, American makeup artist, fashion expert, and TV personality. On top of her multitude of talents, I wanted everyone to recognize her for the confidence she gives to other women making them feel comfortable in their own skin.
SV: How did the love of fashion develop for you?
JM: It came and continues to come every single time I see someone stand a lil straighter from looking fly in the mirror. I love swagger, love the way a color or texture can bring out the beautiful features we all have.
SV: How did you land a job on How do I look?
JM: I like to see faith in action. I think we all need to see to believe. When you watch people putting lil pockets of hope into the box, and you read words written from a stranger, it fills your own hope you need, too.
JM: First off, I return the appreciation because people like you make me do what I want to do. So thank you Vivian. For your own path, how bad do you want it? Find what it is that gives you reason to go through all the wonderful hurdles that it takes to accomplish your calling. Make it your mission statement, and commit to making it FUN for yourself as it is for others to receive what you bring. And finally, finish every single night with a way you can be better and start the next morning with a word of thanks.
Personal thanks to Jeannie Mai and Jed Shireman
Photo #1 Credit: NBC’s Extra TV. “Jeannie Mai.” Jeannie Mai. Extra TV 2010. 11 Oct. 2010. (http://extratv.warnerbros.com/about/mai.php).
Photo #2 Credit: TV.com. “How do I Look.” How do I Look?. TV.com 2010. 11 Oct. 2010. (http://www.tv.com/how-do-i-look/show/23973/news.html).
Photo #3 Credit: I Heart Jeannie Mai. “Prayer Box.” Prayer Box. Iheartjeanniemai 2010. 11 Oct. 2010. (http://iheartjeanniemai.com/prayer-box-is-back/).
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