Monday, October 20, 2014

ABC announces new talk show moderated by Tyra Banks!

Look who's giving 'The Real' some competition! 
ABC just announced a new talk show that will be hosted by moderator Tyra Banks, who will be joined by Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk, and Leah Ashley.

Per the ABC press release, the show will welcome celebrities, Internet influencers, experts and everyday people to share their knowledge on subjects from fashion and beauty, to food and design, to doing it yourself, and even starting a business.

“At 40, Tyra has never been more relevant than she is today and her massive and growing digital footprint exemplifies her connection with women of all ages,” said Lisa Hackner, executive vice president, Daytime & Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group. “Tyra has curated a fresh and authentic panel of co-hosts that is diverse in expertise, digitally connected and also share a magical chemistry. Having the support of these formidable stations is a testament to the show and the perfect timing of this program.”

Peep the bios of each of Tyra's co-hosts/panelists below, courtesy of the ABC press release:

- Social media buff and foodie Chrissy Teigen originally planned to be a chef but discovered her passion for modeling at a young age. As a swimsuit model, Chrissy appeared on the 50th Anniversary cover ofSports Illustrated in 2014 alongside Lily Aldridge and Nina Agdal and was named SI’s Rookie of the Year in 2010. Throughout her career, she has appeared on the pages of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, GQ, Esquire, Italian Vogue and Martha Stewart Weddings. She currently serves as a host/contributor on “The Chew” and “The View” and she has made numerous appearances on “The Today Show,” “Rachael Ray,” “E! News,” “Extra,” “America’s Next Top Model,” “Watch What Happens Live” and various specials on the Cooking Channel. A social media enthusiast, Chrissy served as host of the VH1 reality competition show “Model Employee” and is currently a judge on MTV’s new food reality competition show “Snack-Off.” When not working in television or the world of high fashion modeling, Chrissy is a talented cook and the author of the blog

- Joe Zee began his career in fashion at age 22 when he moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. Joe is currently the Editor in Chief and Executive Creative Officer of Yahoo Fashion, where he is tasked with launching and running a digital fashion magazine for the tech giant. Previously, Joe was the Creative Director of Elle magazine and he also held posts at Allure, W Details, House and Garden and Vanity Fair magazines. For three seasons beginning in 2010, Joe starred in and executive produced the non-fiction series “All On the Line With Joe Zee” for the Sundance Channel. He is a frequent fashion and pop culture contributor, appearing often on “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “Extra,” “E! News” and  “Access Hollywood.” He can currently be seen on “Entertainment Tonight” as their resident Fashion Correspondent. 

- Lauren Makk is a popular television host, interior design professional, home expert and life stylist.  She debuted her skills as one of the newest designers of TLC’s Emmy award-winning “Trading Spaces” and she tackled major construction problems on A&E’s “Drill Team.” Currently, Lauren can be found empowering homeowners to create the home of their dreams through savvy design advice and budget friendly tips on Honolulu’s KHON-TV. Her national design business, Lauren Makk Interiors, specializes in affordable luxury and creating incredible transformations -- always under budget.

- Leah Ashley is a do-it-yourself (DIY) YouTube sensation and lifestyle blogger who co-created the website and YouTube destination “A Fab Life!” Both the website and channel are lifestyle guides for the glam girl -- a girl who delights in the good life and partakes in the finer things -- regardless of her bank balance. Leah has been featured on CNN, HGTV, KTLA, Discovery and in Glamour magazine, to name a few. She offers her expertise to private clients in wardrobe, décor and events and has done trend forecasting for Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi, Target and Sony, digital consulting as well as multi-platform brand integration through original video and editorial content.

Sounds interesting! Will you be tuning in?


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