With undeniable "girl next door" looks and a great smile, it's no surprise that Q100's Jenn Hobby is going places - to Co-Host with Regis Philbin, this Friday, to be specific. Of course, if you're a fan of The Bert Show, then you know that Jenn is more than just a pretty face. She is smart, kind and truly genuine. Jenn Hobby is an animal lover and is engaged to a high school principal. Her heart and priorities are in the right place. Atlanta couldn't be more proud to send one of our own to Co-Host on Live with Regis and Kelly!
This past Saturday, Jenn found herself at a power styling session at Barneys CO-OP Atlanta at Phipps Plaza. Jenn met up with wardrobe stylist, Robanne Schulman and joining Jenn was publicist (and our good friend) Caren West . Jenn's fiance, Grant Rivera who is also her biggest cheerleader, was there too.
Robanne was totally on the mark. She presented Jenn with a collection of looks that were not fussy, but chic. Sexy, but not too much. Young, hip and sophisticated. Jenn rocked every look. The idea was to style her for every occasion, from the moment she steps foot in NYC to when she leaves. There's a no-fuss fashion look to wear upon arrival to the studio and a chic ensemble to sport on air. Jenn will represent Atlanta in style and Regis will be going hubba hubba!
Jenn and I had an opportunity to sit down over lattes and chat about all this:
fashionado: First of all, Congratulations. You must be so excited.
Jenn: With a smile from ear to ear, "YES!!"
fashionado: Explain how all this came to be.
Jenn: I received messages from listeners that they had nominated me for a "Women of Radio" contest where the winner(s) get to co-host on Live with Regis & Kelly. I hadn't even heard about it at the time. Next thing you know, I'm informed that I've made the top 100! Ok, this is real now. I made the top 10 and had to present a "pitch" tape to the show's producers. Then, we all held our breath as the voting continued and we waited for the results.
fashionado: How do you think you'll feel the morning of the show?
Jenn: Focused. Whenever I host anything, I remain very focused and calm. I'll review all the material so I have it down. I can't be too casual it'll distract me. I take it very seriously and have to be focus so I do a good job.
fashionado: Describe the morning of the show if you can. Lay it out.
Jenn: Well, the night before, the producers will send over an information packet to the hotel. The packet includes cue cards with information about the guests and potential questions to be asked. I arrive to the studio in the morning and walk straight to hair and make up. (with excitement) I'm using the same stylists who do Kelly Ripa's hair and make up! Remaining focused, I will go to my dressing room and wait for a knock at the door. A knock? Yes, its a ritual for Regis. He walks to the dressing room door and knocks, when I open the door, he is standing with his arm extended and will escort me to the set unto a live audience. *giddy smile and twinkle in her eye*
fashionado: Will you get a chance to meet and chat with Regis beforehand?
Jenn: I'm not sure, but if I do, there will be no chatting. Why? By not chatting prior to the show, our on air conversation and our reactions will be authentic. We actually do the same thing on the Bert Show.
fashionado: Do you know who the show guests are?
Jenn: Yes! Its Melissa Joan Hart and Hayden Christensen. I'm espesially excited about Hayden Christensen because he's about 6'4" so I won't feel so tall!
This is a label list of Jenn's NYC fashion:
ETOILE BY ISABEL MARANT -WORN WITH RAG AND BONE KHAKI BLAZER AND JEANS
HELMUT DARK TEAL DRESS
L'AGENCE-THE KILLER BRIGHT BLUE DRESS
LEATHER BELT BY ALC
SKINNY'S BY COH
COBALT TUNIC WITH LEATHER WAIST ACCENTS WITH SKINNY'S
BLACK TOP BY PARKER WITH LEATHER PATCHES ON SHOULDERS WORN WITH JEANS
*TUNE in Friday August 20th on ABC (Atlanta's WSBTV) at 9am!