Our second annual N3W YOU (you can see our Dec feature of N3W YEAR, NEW YOU) continues as we share our favorite friends' thoughts on THE GOOD, THE ADD and THE BUZZ that they're looking forward to this year!
E! REVENGE BODY
2017 was a big year for me in my personal
and professional life. Professionally Revenge Body got picked up for a season 2. This was exciting because I was able to touch the lives of individuals I would not have met if it wasn’t for the show. I was also able to watch these individuals not just change physically,
but the spiritual and mental growth is
amazing to watch. Learning to take responsibility for all aspects of your life is a big deal and the 12 week journey these individuals go through is hard work and so worth it in the end. What made it so rewarding was it is real life changes. The transformations were made while people were engaged in their normal lives. Personally, I became a Vegan in 2017 which was a big deal for me. I eat healthy, but I wanted to challenge myself and take my eating habits to the next level. It was definitely challenging, but I learned a lot about healthy substitutes for eggs, cheese,
etc. I was a pescatarian (eat fish only) before going vegan, so letting go of meat was not a big deal, letting go of eggs was. Now I eat a whole food plant based diet 90% of the time, but occasionally I will have a piece of fish. 2018, I want to take that 90% to 100%.
I have a non-profit foundation called Fitnessbunch. The mission is to educate, and inspire kids to live a healthier lifestyle by getting active and eating healthier. I normally go to schools and speak and run summer programs and I was unable to do any of that in 2017. Next year my focus will be working with kids more, getting my kids fitness show picked up, and creating empowerment from the bottom up through
In 2018 keep an eye out for my book. My book will inspire millions to live a healthier lifestyle and learn how to incorporate that into their daily life. I want people to learn how to live a “No Excuse” lifestyle and win!
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I turned 30 in July which I am very happy about. I’m a real woman now, y’all (as I like to say). And... I was offered this show, Let’s Get Physical. I’ve always wanted to try out comedy.
I am the president of Together1Heart an organization which helps raise global awareness and fight human-trafficking in Cambodia. It was my hope in 2017 to reopen two of our centers which have unfortunately closed temporarily due to a funding crisis. I feel like 2018 is our year, and our new CEO
Bill Livermore has provided a sense of renewed hope in this goal. This year will be a good one for our wonderful girls as we seek to further this cause.
The only thing I can talk about (at this time) is LGP! But I am looking forward to learning and growing with this role. As this was my first time doing a comedy, I’m not going to lie, I was very nervous. I had so much fun during the process I hope to continue to expand my horizons in this genre if my work is received well. :)
I'm so excited about this character and the show! Claudia Cross is co-owner and the mastermind behind the state-of-the-art gym, Cross Fitness. Romantically involved with Joe Force as a teenager, Claudia’s now partner, husband Barry Cross and her ex were, and will again, become major rivals as
they go for the gold (or green) to win the National Aerobics Championships and the $8 million dollar inheritance at stake, which Joe’s father demanded his “loser son” earn or never have.
Throughout the show Claudia exudes her hidden ulterior motives most of which stem from her desire for money, power or both and she isn’t afraid to cut her own husband out to achieve what she wants.
I think Claudia is selling herself short, however and in moments between, Joe and Claudia a remnant of her former, real and down-to-Earth self threaten to peek through her vain, self-absorbed exterior. Claudia may
not be just a soulless mastermind, so much as a woman who as girl chose power over love.
I enjoy playing Claudia because she is a strong, fierce woman who made one or two life-trajectory altering choices; being in her shoes is to learn to balance the many masks and faces of Claudia Cross. For me, she seems, at times, to be a callback to a “girl I used to know.” I sometimes think she’s a bit
like 30-year-old ‘Naomi Clark.’ On 9-oh Naomi always had her sights set on the delicious looking boys, but deep down she was a nerd-loving, career-driven girl who, too, sold her true self short at times.
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CELEBRITY HAIR STYLIST
I joined Alterna Haircare in 2017, so I’m very proud to be part of this luxury brand that creates beautiful, safe-to use products. I’m also really proud of the launch of the Trans Cosmetic Donation Program, it’s always been my goal to incorporate philanthropy into my work.
I’ve been planning content for my YouTube channel for some time, so I’m really excited to bring that project to life this year.
Definitely stay tuned to my Instagram for news on the YouTube Channel. I’m also working on ways to expand the Trans Cosmetic Donation Program so we can reach and help more people. I’ve got a lot of projects I wish I could talk about, but I’ll be sharing news on my Instagram as soon as I can!
CO-HOST E!'S "DAILY POP"
I began as co-host of E!’s “Daily Pop” (the program delivers fun, insightful and relatable conversations centered around the biggest, most fascinating pop culture stories of the day - weekdays at 12p ET/PT on E!) in May of 2017, and I’m excited to continue this new
journey through 2018! I’ve dreamed about being a part of a show like this since I was a teenager, and the universe finally gave it to me. I’m also producing an upcoming TV pilot, “Broken Record,” with Meghan Trainor and Danny Rose for ABC.
This year, I’d like to find a partner that understands and appreciates me. I’ve been single for TOO damn long! I feel like I’ve worked on myself, and I am centered emotionally and professionally. Now I am ready to share myself with someone else, but only with someone who deserves me! I’m not about wasting my time.
I am dying over Dr. Perricone Hydrogen water! It's my secret to everything -- Good skin, energy, hangovers… My 6:30am meetings!
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