Jeannie Mai is a style expert, television personality and executive producer. Jeannie can be seen as one of four energetic co-host's on the Fox's Emmy Nominated talk show “The Real.” Bringing her sassy personality and her style expertise to the forefront Jeannie has been a recurring fashion correspondent for many popular shows such as “Today Show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Insider” and “E! News.” Mai will also be joining TBS’ “Snoop Dogg Presents Joker’s Wild” as ‘Lady Luck,’ assisting both Snoop Dogg and the contestants on the popular game show. It has always been Jeannie's mission to inspire and empower women, recently, Jeannie was honored by Ciroc, Variety and WWD Magazine as one of their 2016 Women of Empowerment. She recently executive produced “Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking,” a documentary that investigates the international crisis of human sex trafficking from a deeply personal point of view.
Television personality, executive producer and style maven Jeannie Mai brings her energetic and infectious personality into homes across America every day as the co-host of the daytime syndicated talk show “The Real.” Now in its fourth season, “The Real” airs live on Fox and is broadcast on BET. Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Talk Show, Jeannie along with three other bold, diverse and outspoken hosts reflect the home audience by unapologetically saying what real women are actually thinking. Jeannie’s unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about topics ranging from her own personal life to daily news headlines to beauty, fashion and relationships.
Prior to “The Real,” Jeannie was known as the sassy host of Style Network’s Emmy-nominated show “How Do I Look?” where she utilized her cheeky sense of humor to boost the self-esteem and life goals of women through their style choices. With a vision to empower women worldwide, she brought the success of this American show overseas and is now the executive producer and host of the lively and heartfelt series, “How Do I Look? Asia.”
In addition to her multiple hit television shows, Jeannie has been a recurring fashion correspondent for the “Today Show,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Insider” and “E! News” where she served as the primary style authority for trend reports and popular awards show coverage. Other credits include hosting GSN’s retro futuristic, skill-based competition series “Steampunk'd” and co-hosting Style Network’s live late-night talk show “Style Pop,” keeping viewers up-to-date on the latest lifestyle trends in fashion, beauty and pop culture. Jeannie was the color commentator for NBC’s Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions along with the red carpet pre-shows for the Golden Globe Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Grammy’s and Oscars. She was also the resident fashion expert dramatically transforming contestants on NBC's hit series “The Biggest Loser,” “Asia's Next Top Model” and more. Before “How Do I Look?” Jeannie hosted several specials for Style Network including: “Go Fix Yourself,” “Dude,” “Where’s Your Style?” and “Lucky Shops,” in conjunction with Lucky magazine and their series “Tips Today” conjointly with the “Today Show” opposite Natalie Morales. Prior to her work with Style Network and NBC, Jeannie was part of the beauty squad on the hit TLC series “10 Years Younger” and also was one of the judges on the TLC reality series “Miss America: Reality Check.”
Outside of her television career, Jeannie has been a brand ambassador for numerous companies including: Macy’s, Colgate, Yoplait, The Limited, Microsoft, Biogen, David’s Bridal, Ford, Avon, Splenda and Woolite. In the digital realm, Jeannie was the resident contributor to Perez Hilton’s fashion site Cocoperez.com. She hosted the first-ever stylist competition on YouTube Maker’s “The Next Style Star” and was the digital correspondent for NBC's “Fashion Star.” Her popularity on television and social media paved the way for Jeannie to become a frequent live event emcee for BeautyCon, which is America’s largest global beauty experience for millennials and digital content creators.
Before becoming a television personality and household style expert, Jeannie was a celebrity makeup artist and stylist from San Jose, California. Throughout her career, she has worked with many celebrities including: Sarah Jessica Parker, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Aguilera and Kelly Osbourne. She premiered on the Emmy-nominated Asian American television magazine show “Stir.” After gaining attention for her spunky personality and knack for style, Jeannie became an entertainment reporter and producer of the WB’s “Daily Mixx” before moving to Los Angeles to host MTV’s “Granted” alongside Frankie Muniz. Her big break came when she was tapped to host “Character Fantasy” on USA Network and eventually became a regular correspondent for “Extra” alongside Mario Lopez.
Jeannie has made it her mission to inspire women. She has received rave reviews as a speaker at events such as Maria Shriver’s The Women’s Conference on the main stage alongside Jane Fonda, Jessica Simpson and Donna Karan. Recently, Jeannie was honored by Ciroc, Variety and WWD Magazine as one of their 2016 Women of Empowerment.
Jeannie’s passion to revolutionize women from the outside in stems from her psychology of style otherwise known as “Wearapy.” She defines Wearapy as her philosophy that personal style and wardrobe can have a transforming and healing effect on a woman’s confidence and mood. Rather than focusing on trends or labels, Jeannie teaches how this practice can lead to a more productive day and in turn a more fulfilling, purposeful life.
Deeply committed to charities that advance women’s interests, Jeannie serves as a board member for organizations, such as Dress for Success and Same Sky, to build the business potential for women. As a first-generation daughter to immigrant Vietnamese and Chinese parents, Jeannie strives to give back to her homeland by frequently traveling to Asia to volunteer her time with inspiring organizations dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate. For the past five years, she has served as an advocate to fight human trafficking. Currently Jeannie is an ambassador for the Pacific Links Foundation, an organization committed to rescuing women and children from sex trafficking and modern-day slavery by providing employment and vocational opportunities. She is also an ambassador for Step Up whose mission is to propel girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. Before that, she served as a missionary and ambassador to organizations such as Nightlight International, Not For Sale and Heartbeat Vietnam.
Driven by the power of unity in community, Jeannie travels frequently and uses her social media and blog, (www.theJeannieMai.com), to engage her audience in her daily conversations about social causes, personal style, family, faith, love and life. She is committed to using her voice to celebrate the potential of others. As Jeannie says, "There will always be somebody who can't see your worth. Don't let it be you."