Monday, May 3, 2010

QVC Host Antonella Nester, Made in Italy



If you're a fan of QVC host Antonella Nester like I am, you need to check out the inspiring interview that she recently gave to her hometown paper, the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

Antonella tells the tale of how--with just an amateur video audition tape and a dream--she was able to become a host on one of the world's largest home shopping channels without a shred of experience in sales or television. How's that for determination?

She also reminisces about how her family came to this country:
Nester’s family — mom, a seamstress; dad, a barber; and three sisters — came to the United States from a town about four hours outside of Rome in southern Italy. Nester’s mother was pregnant with her at the time; the family stayed with Nester’s grandfather in Harrisburg. Her dad’s lifelong dream was to come to America, she says.

“I was made in Italy,” she cracks, “but born in the U.S.A.”

The family lived on North 17th Street in Harrisburg until Nester was 4.
“My mom and dad on Sundays (would) go driving around looking at churches,” she said. “So they saw this pink dogwood tree in front of this house, and my mom had to have it — it wasn’t even for sale.

“My dad goes up to the door, in his Italian accent, and he says, ‘My wife really likes your house,’ and (the owner says), ‘We were just going to put a for-sale sign up.’ All over a dogwood tree,” she recalls. Her parents still live in the house in New Cumberland.
Read the full interview at PennLive.com. It's worth the read!

29 comments:

  1. Good Lord, I love Antonella! Is it just me, or does it look like she's lost some weight? I hope she doesn't lose too much, because I love her just the way she is!!!

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    1. She needed to lose weight and still does!

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  2. She DOES look a bit thinner, but not so much that she looks different, just better. And yes, she *is* one of my all-time faves at QVC, and I've been watching a looooong time.

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  3. Thought I heard she was sick, not sure with what.
    Hope she will be okay.

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  4. Thanks for the very nice post!
    xoxoxoxo,
    Antonella

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  5. Out of all the QVC hosts, Antonella is the BEST to watch, She is soo enjoyable and REAL! I absolutely love her!

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  6. I love Antonella! I am always so proud when I see another Italian so proud of her own roots. She is real, unassuming and so much fun...I want to bake her a cheesecake and have her visit!...She is exactly what I want in a best friend...love you sweetie so does hubby and he "hates everbvody", just kidding...God Bless you, stay well.

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  7. Just watched yo on Silver Style - I always get a kick out of you. You seem soooo genuine and always have that great big smile so anyone who wasn't feeling happy is instantly feeling better thanx to you. A QVC fan of yours!

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  8. I just love Antonette, she is so Italian and the prettiest host ever – she brightens up the show and she is so knowledgeable. I’m wondering why she does not present the shows from Italy, although Lisa Roberts does a good job, I would think Antonette would do an awesome job being the Italian host and she knows the language and culture.

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  9. can anyone tell me what happened to antonette. i dont see her on qvc. she was made me smile when i was down. she has a beautiful personital.

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  10. Is or is not Antonella still on qvc. Please just answer the question. Thanks

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    1. yes,where is Antonella ? Love her and miss her.Thanks

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  11. I guess Antonella left QVC ... Boooo

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  12. Antonella is on QVC regularly She is back

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  13. Why does Antonella always sit down when she hosts on QVC?

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    1. Because she's fat & sitting with a table in front of her hides it....LoL!! She's so fake, fake eyelashes, big red lips, fake fingernails, big teased hair, big mouth and big nose! Yuck! Can't stand her! She may have gotten the job with no experience, but she sure needs some. Whoever chose her really messed up! When she comes on, I turn off! Fat and ugly is not something I like to watch...a real turn off! Heard she was a horse lover....she's in the horse family...the east end of a horse going west!

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    2. I cant stand her either!! ANNOYING!!! That might be why shes hardly ever on anymore. Shes always interupting and never looks interested in any of the stuff she presented unless it hair and makeup because the looks like something the 80's threwup!! UGHHH,....SHE NEEDS TO GO!!!

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    3. I cant stand her either!! ANNOYING!!! That might be why shes hardly ever on anymore. Shes always interupting and never looks interested in any of the stuff she presented unless it hair and makeup because the looks like something the 80's threwup!! UGHHH,....SHE NEEDS TO GO!!!

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  14. Love Antonella! I didn't know she was from Harrisburg....New Cumberland area. I grew up in Camp Hill right next door! She is always smiling and had such a great personality!

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    1. I was wondering if she is still there ? I always watch when she is on and pick out rings for wife! yes I love to get rings .mostly.

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    2. I wasn't, when I didn't see her, I thought they had finally come to their senses and got rid of her. Then all of a sudden she appears...puke, made me sick! I thought I was lucky to not have to watch her and all her fakeness! She's a big mouth, big nose, fake eyelashes & finger nails and that big teased hair! She's too old and needs a refinishing. She's out of style! A nice short style hair would look much better on her and make her look younger, not prettier as there is no help for that except for maybe what a plastic surgeon could provide. Shes fat, and ugly and I can't stand her. Now I just hope she's on when I'm sleeping so I get to avoid seeing her. I think all these people who think she's so great, needs glasses.

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    3. I love Antonella & her genuine smile......love Carolyn Gracie too,

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    4. Wow, someone is a real bitch.

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  15. She's great. The most real person on there. She received many negative comments on the boards, but she ended up winning people over. Not all of us care about the botox and juvaderm stepford image most hosts put out there. Don't change, Antonella.

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    1. So glad I came across this. Love all the positive comments re Antonella. I went on some of those boards to defend her. They tried to beat me down. Too stubborn; I'm Italian, too!
      She brings warmth and sincerity to a medium chock full of false representation. And I'm glad she has not succumbed to botox, plastic surgery, et all. Some of those hosts...especially on HSN and evine, look like if they're lifted any higher, they'll be sporting a beard.
      Honesty and sincerity are waning everywhere. Thank you for keeping them alive, Antonella.

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  16. I'm Italian too...with family in/from southern Italy. But I would like Antonella no matter what! She's real, she's honest, and she's a good person. The only reason anymore to watch qvc. I like some of the other hosts, but Antonella makes you feel like she's your bff, going shopping with you. On the snark forums, they've been unkind to her. But those people are just hypocrites. They talk trash about the shopping channels but have box after box coming to their doors from the very same shopping channels. So, please keep Antonella, qvc.....she's the real gem.

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  17. Why in heck does QVC still have that woman on? She is awful...her "no experience" shows! I absolutely can't stand her. I mean, look at her! She's fat, big nose, big mouth, fake eyelashes, fake finger nails and big teased hair. I sure hope she doesn't last 20 years on there. Maybe they could send her to italy to get some gold for their gold shows and forget to bring her back! LOL!! Now that's a good thing! ;)

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    1. SHES SO NASTY AND UGLY!! PERSONALITY OF A ROCK!!! OUT DATED TOO!! SHE DOES NOT FIT IN WITH THE REST OF THE WOMAN HOSTS!! FAT AND ALWAYS DRESS'S LIKE SHES GOING TO AN 80'S FUNERAL!!!

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  18. Glad to see a paisana doing well. She's real and human, like her a lot. For those of you who don't, there's always Lisa and Colleen.and to each their own.

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