Miss Universe 2013 - Host - Jeannie Mai
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Jeannie Mai


Jeannie Mai is best known as the host of The Style Network’s two-time Emmy nominated television program “How Do I Look?” More than just a fashion-intervention show, Jeannie empowers women to discover their true beauty, overcome their insecurities, and employ fashion
to give them the confidence they need to help achieve their career goals. Jeannie was also recently seen as the digital correspondent for the hit NBC show “Fashion Star”, connecting viewers to the mentors, contestants and stylists through the web. In 2013 Jeannie hosted Style Network’s “Style Pop” with Louise Roe. The two cohosts kept viewers up to date on fashion, beauty, life style, and pop culture. Jeannie also became one of five outspoken hosts on Fox’s new talk show “The Real” where the hosts reflect the audience’s perspective and bring unique views to everyday situations.
After hosting the 2011 Miss Universe pageant in Brazil, she was named as the on-camera fashion expert tasked with contestant makeovers on NBC’s hit franchise “Biggest Loser” which opened the door to her hosting the 2012 Golden Globe Awards NBC pre-show live on the red carpet and co-hosting the 2012 Miss USA Pageant. US Weekly magazine and Jeannie teamed up during the 2012 Emmy Awards this year and she streamed live from the red carpet and chatted it up with celebrities about all things fashion. Jeannie is a style expert for Perez Hilton’s hit fashion website,CocoPerez.com, which brings in over 9 million unique visitors per month, and can also be seen as the go-to fashion expert addressing topics such as “4 style websites that will change the way you shop” and “ ‘Pin-spiration’: Fourth of July food and style” on the “Today Show.” She also appears frequently as a fashion correspondent and contributor on "The Ricki Lake Show," "Wendy Williams," “E! News,” and CBS’ “The Doctors.” This December tune-in as Jeannie returns to co-host the 2012 Miss Universe pageant live from Las Vegas and she will also be back on the carpet in 2013 for this year's Golden Globes Awards coverage with NBC. Not only known for her style expertise in America but her fashion savviness reaches internationally with her guest appearances on "Asia's Next Top Model" (created by Tyra Banks).
Prior to her current role at the Style Network, she was part of the on-air beauty squad on the hit TLC series “10 Years Younger” and one of the judges on the TLC series “Miss America: Reality Check.” She has also appeared as a popular host for several other networks including: E!, NBC, MTV, TLC, and Lifetime and has also hosted a wide variety of other specials at Style Network including: “Dude, Where’s your Style?,” “Go Fix Yourself,” and “Lucky Shops” in conjunction with Lucky Magazine. Outside of her television career, Jeannie has had endorsement deals with companies including: Avon, David’s Bridal, The Limited, Microsoft, Ford and Yoplait.
Before becoming a television personality, Jeannie was a celebrity makeup artist and stylist from San Jose, CA. Throughout her career she has worked with celebrities including: Sarah Jessica Parker, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Aguilera, and Kelly Osbourne. She premiered on the Emmy-nominated Asian American television magazine show “Stir.” After gaining attention for her spunky personality and knack for style, she became an entertainment reporter and producer of the WB’s “Daily Mixx” before moving to Los Angeles to host MTV’s “Granted” alongside Frankie Muniz. Her big break came when she was tapped as the host of “Character Fantasy” on USA Network and eventually became a regular correspondent for “Extra.”
Jeannie has made it her mission to inspire, educate, and empower women, receiving rave reviews as a speaker on the main stage at Maria Shriver’s The Women’s Conference. This passion for empowerment has given her the title of “Wearapist”. The title comes from her psychology of style she has calls "Wearapy" which is her practice that style and wardrobe can have an empowering and healing effect on a woman's confidence and mood. Rather than focusing on trends or labels, Jeannie teaches how color and textures in personal wardrobe choices can dramatically enhance a woman's self-confidence and mood, while transforming the environment of situations around her. Deeply committed to a wide variety of charitable causes from Seven Bar to Dress for Success, which she serves as a celebrity board member, Jeannie also uses her recognition as a Wearapist and a Fashionista as a platform to promote fledgling female designers and entrepreneurs.
Of Vietnamese and Chinese descent, Jeannie strives to give back to her homeland by frequently traveling to Asia to volunteer her time with inspiring organizations dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate. While abroad she works with Heartbeat Vietnam, a non-profit devoted to improving health care for impoverished children and NightLight International, an organization committed to rescuing women and children from sex trafficking and prostitution rings by providing employment and vocational opportunities.
In addition to her flare for fashion, Jeannie is a hardcore foodie who is on a constant search to find the world’s most delicious meals. Through her web site (www.IHeartJeannieMai.com), Jeannie documents her culinary adventures and opinions through colorful video blogs for her fans.