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Want to know more about me RIGHT NOW? OK! Well, aside from being one of the founding hosts at HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post’s Webby Award-winning streaming network, I’m also a New York Times bestselling author, a Harvard graduate with an honors degree in Women’s Studies, a former Miss Virginia, an NAACP Image Award nominee, a wife and a mother of two.
Right after college, I competed in the Miss America Pageant and I’ve written about this experience extensively. In fact, winning the swimsuit competition and making the top 10 at Miss America became the impetus for my two non-fiction prize-winning books BODY DRAMA & DIET DRAMA. After the birth of my first child, I ate my placenta and wrote about it in a viral piece dubbed The New York Times‘ Headline Of The Century.
I recently was awarded a National Parenting Publications Award and a Mom’s Choice Award. Other honors include being named L’OREAL’s Beauty of Giving Young Woman of the Year, one of GLAMOUR magazine’s Top 10 College Women and one of HARVARD Magazine’s Top Six Seniors. I also once appeared on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and won $250,000 back in the Regis days.
Originally hailing from southern Virginia, I currently live in New York City with my husband, actor Rupak Ginn, our toddler son August, and our newest addition, baby Nancy.