Thursday, February 26, 2009
This week, QVC announced that Amy Stran "joined the QVC Program Host Team." I love how they refer to the hosts as a team. Do they play softball against the HSN Technibonders? Was Amy a first-round drat pick?
Here's what the Q had to say about Amy:
"From earliest childhood, Amy knew that she wanted to be a performer. After graduation from the Carver Center for the Arts in Towson, Maryland, she attended Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater. Afterward, she toured with a children's theater company based out of Richmond, Virginia. From there she made her way to New York City where she spent six years appearing in plays and on television, including speaking parts on "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." And, as Amy will laughingly tell you, "keeping one foot in the restaurant business." Just prior to coming to QVC, she hosted "Premium TV," a show that promoted premium cable networks.
Amy and her husband Steve have moved from New York to Pennsylvania, a transition they've found surprisingly easy to make, although they're still looking for a good pizza parlor!!"
So it looks like Amy loves the theater, but actually wants to earn a real paycheck for once. Certainly understandable. Plus, I believe her husband is in real estate, an industry that is taking a beating right now.
Here's a link to one of Amy's television jobs. She's pictured in the third TV from top.
But those QVC coaches haven't finished filling out thier rooster yet.
According to blogger and freelance television host, Andi Barness, there were approximately 6,000 applicants for the host job that they hope to fill by next month. (6,000! Wow! I need a good Shawn-ism here ... holy guacamole!) Andi was one of the lucky few who got flown out to LA to meet with some of the Q's talent executives.
I don't know much of anything about Andi, but in her blog post about the QVC audition she writes about how she got all embarrassingly fan girly when she ran into some American Idol contestants at the airport! She even harassed them for a quick picture. Any girl that who stalks American Idol contestants on her way to a QVC host audition is alright by me.
Here she is with Danny Gokey (not my favorite contestant I might add):
Congratulations to Amy! And best of luck to Andi!