"I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking." -Joan Rivers
In honor of tonight being the finale of Fashion Police I would like to talk about the impact this show has had on my life, and the very lucky experience I got to have this past summer.
As a kid I remember watching all the award shows, but I really loved the red carpets and this was because I always wanted to know what everyone was wearing. Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa Rivers created a show on E! detailing all of the looks from awards shows, and at one point even a weekly episode following celebrities style all across the globe.
Watching Joan Rivers was such a treat because, not only was she a hilarious and amazing women she had the mannerisms and looks of my own Jewish grandma. Joan found a way to be relatable to multiples of generations, from my grandma down the line to a millennial like me.
This show found a way to worm its way into my heart and established a full blown love for all things fashion, even if my college education started out in political science. Watching Fashion Police I always had a dream that one day my career would have taken me in the direction of appearing on the show, but luckily for me part of this dream came true on August 28, 2017.
I have been a longtime fan of co-host Brad Goreski, most people know that he is my idol, one day I sent him a DM on Instagram and asked him if I could ever be in the audience of Fashion Police, I never expected to get a response to be invited to a taping of the MTV VMA Special. My day started at 4:00 AM so that I could go into full glam, so that I could be at the studio by 6:00 AM. The filming of the episode had me sitting just off camera and gave me the opportunity to carry on conversations with the cast. I have never been so honored or happy in my life than to be in that room. There are not enough words in the world for me to thank Brad Goreski for giving me the opportunity to live out my dream before the show that changed my life was gone forever.
I am so sad to see Fashion Police go off air tonight, but I am excited to see what the future holds, who knows maybe one day I will get the chance to host my own show where I get to critique what people are wearing on a weekly basis.
Here is the trailer for tonights finale of Fashion Police, please tune in to E! at 8:00 PM to celebrate 22 years of Joan RIver's legacy.
I hope that everyone has the chance to experience something as magical as visiting Fashion Police was for me. Once again I would like to thank Brad Goreski for inviting me to one of the final shows.
And from this Joan Ranger I salute all hosts, past and present, and say a heartfelt goodbye to a show that massively changed my life.
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