Miss Universe 2014 - Host - Jeannie Mai
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Jeannie Mai

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As a popular personality on Style Network, Jeannie Mai is best known for her exuberant energy as the host of their hit Emmy-nominated television program “How Do I Look?” More than just a fashion-intervention and “makeover” 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 is also a style expert for Perez Hilton’s hit fashion website, www.CocoPerez.com, which brings in over 9 million unique visitors per month, and appears as a frequent fashion correspondent on the “Today Show” and “E! News.”

Beyond her current television series, she has 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, and Yoplait. She has also been featured in a wide variety of popular publications such as: US Weekly, OK! Magazine, Glamour, Teen Vogue, Elle, Allure, and Ebony, to name a few.

Jeannie has made it her mission to inspire, educate, and empower women. She recently received rave reviews as a speaker on the main stage at Maria Shriver’s The Women’s Conference immediately following other notable talent ranging from Donna Karan to Jessica Simpson and Jane Fonda. Deeply committed to a wide variety of charitable causes from Seven Bar to Dress for Success, Jeannie also uses her recognition as a fashionista as a platform to promote fledgling female designers and entrepreneurs from around the world by wearing their designs on-air and on the red carpet.

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.”

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.

Besides 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, along with her own column of taste in Food and Wine Magazine this 2011.

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.

Deeply spiritual, Jeannie tries to motivate others to give back to their community. She takes great pride in the Prayer Box she created and placed in Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles. Hikers are asked to leave a personal prayer and take another that has been left in the box. Using the term “pray it forward,” the box encourages visitors to open their eyes to the prayers of others and share their own as an expression of faith, hope and love. The box has now become a popular destination for both residents and tourists.