More from Giuliana Rancic!
Sunday, 13 November 2011 23:02 | Written by Kristen Fogle
Our interview was jam packed, and we couldn’t include it all (for the first part, please go to our issue at http://giuliana.cliqmagazine.com), so we have the rest of it here. Scroll on to learn about Giuliana’s website, the most important thing not to do in a relationship, and some tips for setting out on the track to becoming just like her!
Cliq Magazine: Tell us about your website, www.FabFitFun.com.
Giuliana Rancic: FabFitFun has been something I’ve thought about doing for several years now. Working in the fast paced environment in Hollywood can be overwhelming, and I just wanted to create a place that promotes a happy, healthy lifestyle. We offer great beauty, health, and fitness tips, and our goal is to promote happiness from the inside out. It’s a fun and informative way for me to reach people. It has become a huge hit in just a few short months since we launched back in March—especially among college aged girls. FabFitFun gives readers everything a woman needs to feel good from the inside out. It’s a daily dose of awesome workouts, nutritious recipes, confidence boosting fun, insider beauty tips, and head-to-toe wellbeing. We are all about focusing on the positive to provide readers with smart, simple steps to becoming your most fabulous self. It’s a happy kick start to your day.
CM: I wanted to talk a little about the book you wrote last year with Bill on marriage. We’re doing an article about putting on a wedding if you are in college. Do you have any advice in that realm?
GR: I say wait. (We laugh.)
CM: I know your book was about the aftermath of the wedding, so can you speak to that?
GR: I think the biggest thing is respect…Bill and I goof off and we argue but we never name call…
CM: That’s important. With Jersey Shore and all the bad treatment between the sexes…
GR: There are just so many horrible examples out there of the way we treat each other. That’s why Bill and I wanted to put out a book and a show that’s positive. We can still have cool jobs and are cool and all this stuff, and we can be wacky and crazy but have an awesome marriage and not cheat on each other. Respect is when we’re together and when we’re apart. Today is our anniversary, and he is in Chicago, and I’ll see him tomorrow; he works and I work. I married the best guy in the world. Say these things even when you’re apart. It’s one thing when you get together with your girlfriends, but too much of that eye rolling, ‘can’t stand him’ seeps back into the relationship. You’re in this together, you’re a team, you’re partners, and hopefully you’re best friends too. And deal with each other’s pet peeves. I’m pretty messy; he deals with that. And I mean, he leaves towels all over the floor. Comes out of the shower sopping wet, and there is water everywhere. I used to bitch and moan, but now I have, like, a separate towel, and I just pull it out and wipe everything down…it’s all good. You find solutions to little problems like that.
CM: Since our readers are in college, let’s talk about it. Any bad back to school moments?
GR: Every one. I hated school, but I liked college. I was able to take classes in my major. I’d take the weirdest electives. ‘TV Westerns’…a lot of Bonanza. When I got into my major I got straight A’s. And when I figured out what I wanted to do it was good. You just have to keep your eye on the prize, and you’ll get there. But it’s tough. I used to have that pit in my stomach for weeks leading up to back to school. And everyone says, ‘Oh, when you’re in the real world and graduate you’re gonna miss it and wish you were back there.’ I am so happy I am out; I like being in the real world. I mean, trying to buy old tests and taking exams…Trust me;there is a great light at the end of the tunnel.
CM: That’s good to hear sometimes.
GR: Just know what you’re working towards.
CM: I know you did Journalism for your masters and in your undergrad. Any good classes? Besides the Bonanza one?
GR: There was a good class called ‘Broadcast Delivery’ in my undergrad at Maryland. I loved reading scripts out loud. They call it busting when you mess up and have to start over. And not to toot my own horn, but I rarely bust. But that’s the class I did the worst in. It just took me a while to get it. We had to do live shots. The teacher would drop a scenario—car crash—you have to report live and have a fake press conference. You would have to pick out the most important stuff said in the ten minutes. I was the queen of, “So like, umm there was a like, horrible car accident, and it was umm, extreme. There was a fatality, and it was like, a guy.’ It was nerve-wracking! I got better as the year went on, but it was my weakest class. I learned I wasn’t good at live shots and had to get better, so I focused on that. I think that with E! the class helped because you do a lot of live from the red carpet. Even in a class when you don’t get it, and you’re falling down, that stuff is really going to stick with you [later].
Graduating I was interning with a news crew on Capitol Hill. That’s where I learned I didn’t want to do hard news. It wasn’t my passion, but that’s where I thought I had to start and learned that’s not my forte. I needed to stop pretending I cared about politics. What I cared about was entertainment and celebs and had to work backwards on how to get there.
For more on Giuliana, please visit www.giulianarancic.com.