Jeannie Mai, host of 'The Real' gives style advice and hope for those living with MS

Jeannie Mai

Jeannie Mai, style expert and Co-Host of The Real, knows how to make people look and feel their best through fashion and makeup.  She took her skills found a personal and higher purpose to when her beloved aunt Linh was diagnosed with relapsing multiple sclerosis 11 years ago.

Mai grew up in San Jose, California with a whole houseful of extended family.  Always interested in fashion and beauty she began as a makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics.  As her skills flourished, she started developing an impressive roster of celebrity clients including Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rosario Dawson.

She began landing spots with local Californian broadcasts as a style, beauty and fashion expert.  She has a popular YouTube channel. She is known for her unique view on the psychology of style that she calls “Wearapy.”

She landed a spot in How Do I Look? and USA's Character Fantasy.  She also appeared on NBC's Today Show on the "Fashion Tips Today" segment, as well as Extra TV, Entertainment Tonight, Insider and E! Entertainment as well as NBC's co-owned pageant Miss Universe.

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In July 2013, she became a host on Fox's The Real along with Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love and Adrienne Bailon.

Philanthropy is incredibly important to her with human trafficking and women’s empowerment being high up on the list.  However, her personal connection with her aunt made MS be another subject that she is passionate about.  So, she is happy to be part of the #ReimagineMyself campaign by Biogen.

Jeannie Mai, who was joined by Megan White, a woman who is living with MS,  spoke with Michelle Tompkins for about her passion for fashion and beauty, what she likes best about being on The Real, her personal story of her aunt, what is MS, what makes the Biogen’s #ReimagineMyself campaign is so important, how she is keeping a positive outlook despite her recent divorce announcement, what people can do to make life easier for those suffering from MS, what are some style tips that can help people with MS,  what she likes to do for fun and more.

Listen to the full interview here:

Learn more about the #ReimagineMyself campaign here.

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.

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