Missed America – What Are Beauty Contests All About?

I happened to be watching the football playoffs a few Sundays ago, and came upon, Pageant Confidential: The Road to Miss America, hosted by Good Morning America’s Laura Spencer. It was aired directly after one of the games. The hour long show was a prequel to the actual Miss America Pageant. I hadn’t seen a Miss America Pageant in years. I remember my sister and I would watch the pageant as children and it was always in early September, so I was surprised to see it in January.  Continue reading

What I’ve Learned

Holly Fulger

This past July, I did something that I am extremely proud of – I produced and created my web series Speaking of Beauty The series is based on the belief that every woman has a story. I wanted to open a dialog among women by interviewing them, allowing them to address fears and insecurities while challenging what is presented by the media as the “beauty standard.” The ultimate goal Continue reading

Every Body Wears Shapewear – Even if it’s just your undies – But Is It Doing You Any Favors?

Is there anything wrong with glaring panty lines that? Here’s my own true confession… I noticed a woman the other day with obvious pantylines glaring through her dress and I thought – “It just doesn’t have to be that way.”

Then I realized  no matter what we are wearing, whether we are wearing formal “Shapewear” from a manufacturer or just wearing normal clothes and undies Continue reading

Let’s Hear it For the Girl

Growing up, my favorite breakfast cereal. was Wheaties. I tried all the others – Frosted Flakes, Raisin Bran, Coco Puffs – but I always came back to Wheaties. I thought they were delicious. As I would sit at the breakfast table in the morning, munching on my Wheaties and milk, I would do what everyone does — read the box. The sides were all about the ingredients, which I found pretty boring. The front and back were what held my interest. The front usually had one type of athlete or another, and the back usually went into more depth about the athlete or some other kind of promotion. Continue reading

Of Beauty and Barking


The Supermodel

The Supermodel

Beauty is my obsession. I became aware of beauty when I was around 12. I poured over fashion magazines and looked in the mirror to see if I was as beautiful as the models. Truthfully, I wasn’t. I was thin, had braces, and had terribly bad eyesight, which led to coke bottle glasses, framed by cat-like frames. But…I perservered. I wore a little bit of makeup. I tried to be as fashion forward as one could be in Continue reading

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Did you know that today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. This program focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Speaking of Beauty is all about beauty from the inside out, Continue reading

Aging. It’s a 4 to 1 Thing

Holly Fulger, Ellen Degeneres, Ayre Gross, Maggie Wheeler

I have lied about my age most of my life. When I was little, I lied about it because I wanted to be older. That ended when I hit 21. I was modeling at the time, and I began to see that as one became an adult, being younger was better.

Once I began acting, I was full on lying. I always played younger, therefore I was younger. I honestly don’t remember my 30th birthday. I may not have even celebrated it, because I wasn’t really 30…I was 26. Continue reading