Jeannie Mai Introduction
Jeannie Mai popularly known as Jeannie Mai is an American TV host and fashion stylist. She is popularly known for her work on the makeover show ‘How do I look’ which airs on the Style network. She is a fashion expert and has featured on several television shows like the Today show which airs on NBC and has also appeared on Insider and Extra TV. Currently, she is working as a sideline reporter on ‘Holey Moley’ on ABC. She is married to the popular rapper Jay Wayne Jenkins who goes by the stage name Jeezy. Jeannie is also a mother to Monaco Mai Jenkins who together with her husband recently revealed her gender that she is a girl.
Jeannie Mai Early life
Jeannie was born on 4th January 1979 to parents of different nationalities. Her father is James Mai and her mother is Olivia Mai. She was raised in San Jose California the same place she was born. She has two brothers who are Daniel and Dennis Mai. She attended Milpitas High School where she graduated at the age of 16. She started showing her talent early on at her tender age when she used to use her mother’s makeup on herself showing her interest in fashion and styling. At the age of 18, Jeannie started her career as a makeup artist for MAC cosmetics.
Jeannie Mai Career
Jeannie started her career at the age of 18 while still living in San Jose. She worked for MAC cosmetics where she paved her way up until she broke through and worked with various celebrities including the famous songwriter Alicia Keys, American actress Sarah Jessica as well as songwriter Christina Aguilera. Jeannie also worked in shows like MTV’s Total Request Live, KCA Los Angeles, and Good day Sacramento in 2003 she decided to take up a job in hosting and succeeded since she was called up to co-host Stir, a magazine show on Stir TV in 2204. After a while, the San Francisco local music channel [CMC] took her in where she became the first female to host her how music countdown.
She continued to grow and later on became a producer and reporter of WB’s ‘Daily mixx’. 2005 was quite a year for Jeannie as she got her first primetime hosting job on Character Fantasy in the USA network broadcasting service where she encouraged people to just live their lives and their fantasies too. Later she hosted Granted on MTV and hosted various styling and entertainment shows on E!, NBC, Lifetime and TLC. In 2008 she took part in the project to redecorate Miss America’s 52 hopefuls on TLC’s Miss America.
In 2009 she started hosting ‘How do I look’ on Style which is an Emmy nominated show. She empowers women to focus on their career goals and teaches on how to overcome their insecurities. In 2016 she transferred her show to the Diva network from Style. A year later she became an ambassador for ReimagineMyself.com a program which encourages people living with relapsing multiple sclerosis to reimagine life with the disease. In 2020 she was announced to be competing in ‘dancing with stars‘ but was sadly forced to quit the competition after suffering from epiglottis.
Jeannie Mai Personal life
She owns a women’s cloth line ‘the Jeannie May collection. She has an estimated net worth of about 4 million dollars. Jeannie initially adhered to the Buddhist religion but later switched to be Christian religion due to personal reasons. Her love life has not been the smoothest as she has already had a divorce once. Jeannie was married to Freddy Harteis who is a Hollywood actor. The pair were married from 2007 to 2018 when they decided to part ways. This was brought about by Jeannie’s previous utterances that she never wanted to have children. Her view differed from what her husband believed about family life since Freddy wanted to be a father. Their differences caused their separation in 2017 then confirmed in 2018 through a divorce. In November 2018 she started dating the rapper Jay Wayne popularly known by his stage name Jeezy. The two engaged in March 2020 and married a year later. Even after Jeannie’s previous thoughts about not being interested in having kids, the couple announced the birth of their first baby girl Monaco Mai Jenkins.
Jeannie Mai Physical status
Jeannie is approximately 162 centimeters tall weighing about 55kg. Her natural hair color is black. Her eye color is black.
Achievements and awards
In 2016 and 2017 Jeannie was nominated twice for the Daytime Emmy Awards as one of the outstanding entertainment talk show hosts. In 2018 she won her first award for the outstanding talk series ‘The real’ and another award for the outstanding entertainment talk show host for the ‘The real’. Her last award came in 2019 when she won the outstanding talk series ‘The real’ at the NAACP Image Awards.
Jeannie Mai Conclusion.
Generally, this article is a brief description of who Jeannie Mai is. That is her achievements and awards, her career, her personal life, and her early life which includes information like where and when she was born. Her story may encourage many women in the world that they can achieve anything despite the hardships they face. Through Jeannie’s TV shows she has encouraged viewers especially women to live their own lives and how to overcome insecurities in life. Mai overcame this by refusing to do what her husband wanted. Instead, she chose to follow her dream.