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The difference between how I look on TV and how I look when I travel in real life?
It’s big, and I have Christina to thank for that.
I’ve been working with her for years. She’s not only in charge of my clothes, but my hair and makeup too. It’s a pretty big feat, especially on days when I’m doing anything in or near the water. She needs to make sure my makeup stays on, just in case I get wet. Otherwise, it’s a full two hours before we can resume shooting. I know! It’s not fair– Andrew Zimmern can get dunked and not need an outlet to plug in his blowdryer.
Here’s a little behind-the-scenes look at what it really takes to look good on TV.
We get started at 6am for an 8am call-time. I know it doesn’t look like I’m wearing a whole lot of makeup, but it really does take awhile. Maybe that also has something to do with us talking and laughing constantly. Who knows!
If you like these behind-the-scenes videos, here’s another look at Christina on the set. She’s a rockstar and I’m so lucky to have her as my secret weapon. Also, a list of my favorite makeup/self-care items for travel.