Kathie Lee and Hoda Go Bare on TV
The Today Show enters “The No Makeup Zone” for a full hour.
Yesterday morning, the fourth hour of the Today Show entered “The No Makeup Zone,” where the show’s hosts and crew went completely au natural for the cameras. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb admitted they were nervous and scared to do the show for the HD cameras with no makeup on, but they had some support from fellow NBC anchors like Meredith Viera, Natalie Moralis, and Maria Menounous, who also appeared bare-faced.
The inspiration for the makeup-free hour came from a remark Rosie O’Donnell made on her Sirius satellite radio show about Kathie Lee’s face and how she believed the Today Show host had had some work done. When Kathie Lee and Hoda caught wind of this remark, they challenged Rosie to a makeup-free appearance on their show – and Rosie accepted by joining the ladies via Skype sans makeup, too.
What was comical about the hour was the message that kept scrolling across the screen, “Do not adjust your television, Kathie Lee and Hoda spend an hour without makeup.” To be honest, they really did look different without spending time in the hair and makeup chair. Both confessed they felt “naked” and “vulnerable,” but we commend them on their brave endeavor – those HD cameras show no mercy! (Stylite.com)