These types of television shows are fun, even if they aren’t exactly “real.”
In these cases, I was selected for both shows after pitching a concept.
With ISAAC, I said, “Have you done a show on traveling? As a plus-size model, I travel around the world on short notice.” In the end, it became a show about how I traversed the globe as an auctioneer.
These shows undergo hundreds of changes to become more compelling, but you’d never know it from watching the final show. Check out two clips below.
Take Home Handyman on TLC (2008)
I needed to maximize my home office for greater productivity. TLC’s Andrew Dan-Jumbo came to the rescue.
For three days, a 12-person production team inundated my home with gear. My friends Amy and Bob pitched in to help. And my neighbors — my female neighbors — lined up to take a photo with Andrew when he worked outside.
Thank you for the office remodel, Take Home Handyman!
Watch the 5-minute edited version below.
ISAAC on E! Style Network (2007)
In 2006 and 2007, I was modeling fairly regularly in Europe, traveling from New York, Florida, or Virginia to get there. This lifestyle meant I’d go from Florida heat to Germany cold.
To help with packing, I received some styling assistance from designer Isaac Mizrahi. In his NYC studio, he offered some tips and gave me two “travel-friendly” outfits.
(Thanks, Isaac! That suit was AWESOME. I wore it until the pants fell apart.)
Watch the edited 6-minute version below.