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Jeannie Mai Biography

Jeannie Mai is an American talk show host, television personality, makeup artist, and stylist best known for her work on the shows How Do I Look? and The Real. Jeannie’s successful fashion career has led to appearances on shows and networks such as Entertainment Tonight, NBC’s Today Show “Fashion Tips Today,” Extra TV, E! Entertainment, Insider, and the Miss Universe beauty pageant.

Jeannie Mai Age| Real Name

She is 43 years old as of January 2022. Jeannie was born Jeannie Camtu Mai on 4th January 1979, in the United States of America in San Jose, California.

Jeannie Mai Height

The famous TV Show host stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m).

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Jeannie Mai Nationality

She belongs to a mixed ethnicity/heritage,  a Vietnamese mother, and a Chinese father. Mai was born and raised in San Jose, California, the  United States and she holds American nationality.

Jeannie Mai| Parents| Family| Brother

Olivia Mai, The Real’s talk show co-host, was born to a Chinese father and a Vietnamese mother (also known as Mama Mai). She is the parents’ eldest child, with two younger brothers, Dennis Mai and Daniel Mai. Her mother is such a fan of her daughter’s work that she can be found in the audience of The Real. Jeannie had a bad experience when she was nine years old when her older cousin sexually abused her.

Jeannie Mai First Husband| Jeezy| Wedding

Jeannie confirmed her relationship with American rapper and actor Jeezy (Jay Wayne Jenkins) in September 2019. Mai described Jeezy as her equal during The Real’s airing of the relationship. Jeannie and Jeezy got engaged on March 27, 2020. Aside from Jeezy, Jeannie was married to American actor Freddy Harteis. They married in August 2007 and were married for ten years until they filed for divorce in October 2017. In December 2018, the divorce was finalized.

Jeannie Mai Career

Miss Mai began her career as a makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics at the age of 18 while still living in San Jose, California. As a trainer, she progressed from face to face, eventually traveling the world to work for celebrities like Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. As a result, she is now a celebrity makeup artist for MTV’s Total Request Live, KCAL Los Angeles, and Good Day Sacramento. Mai began auditioning for local television networks in 2003, using self-written scripts to showcase her hosting abilities. Soon after, she was hired to co-host the Asian American magazine-style show Stir on the International Channel. Later, she was hired by the San Francisco-based California Music Channel to host her own music countdown.Mai went on to become an entertainment reporter and producer of the WB’s The Daily Mixx.

In 2005, Mai landed her first primetime hosting role on Character Fantasy over the USA Network, where she inspired guests each week to live their fantasies. Following this, she moved to Los Angeles to appear on MTV’s Granted alongside Frankie Muniz and hosted segments related to fashion and entertainment news on networks such as E!, Lifetime, TLC, and NBC. Jeannie also started appearing as a member of the beauty squad on TLC’s 10 Years Younger. In 2008, Mai hosted TLC’s Miss America Reality Check. She also starred in the makeover special Dude, Where’s Your Style, and became the spokesperson of the cosmetics Never Accept Ordinary. The following year, Mai became a host of the Style Network’s fashion makeover show ‘How Do I Look?’. She also served as a correspondent and weekend host on NBC’s Extra TV with Mario Lopez. In the digital realm, Mai was the resident contributor to Perez Hilton’s fashion site Cocoperez.com.

Mai began hosting the Miss Universe pageant in 2011 and worked as a fashion consultant on the NBC weight-loss show The Biggest Loser. Mai also hosted Maker Studios’ stylist competition The Next Style Star and worked as a digital correspondent for NBC’s Fashion Star. She appeared as a guest judge on Cycle 1 of Asia’s Next Top Model in 2012. Mai hosted a live weekly series called Style Pop on the Style Network in 2013. Currently, Mai co-hosts the syndicated daytime talk show The Real, which premiered on July 15, 2013, with Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and Tamar Braxton (a former co-host for seasons 1 & 2).

She and her co-hosts have won two NAACP Image Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award for their work. In 2015, Mai became a host of the reality competition Steampunk’d on GSN. She also was a fashion correspondent on Entertainment Tonight’. In 2016, she brought her show How Do I Look? to Asia’s Diva network. The following year, she portrayed Lady Luck on the American game show The Joker’s Wild. Mai also became an ambassador for ReimagineMyself.com a program encouraging people living with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) to reimagine life with the chronic disease.

How much is Jeannie Mai’s Net Worth?

She has amassed a modest wealth through the revenues of her job, however, her net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

Jeannie Mai TV Shows

  •   2019-present – Holey Moley
  •   2018 – E! Live From the Red Carpet: The 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards
  •   2017-present – Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild
  •  2015 – Steampunk’d
  •   2013-present – The Real
  •   2009 – Fashion Tips Today
  •   2004-2012 – How Do I Look?
  •   1994-present – Extra