Meet the DivaGals!
Delaina is your Editor-in-Chief & TV DivaGal for DivaGalsDaily.com. You may recognize her from her two-year stint on VH1’s hit morning series The Gossip Table, or dishing celeb gossip on Wendy Williams‘ “Inside Scoop.” Delaina spends her time writing, working out and of course, watching her fave programs. A veteran of TV Guide Online and former Entertainment Editor for OK! Weekly magazine, Delaina’s favorite shows includes The Mindy Project, Black-ish, Empire and A&E’s Hoarders. Her apartment is always spotless after watching. Tweet her @TVDivaGal.
Like Coco Chanel, I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity… My background is TV (the newsy side), film production, PR and marketing. I love things that are well made and carefully constructed. Very often this equation equals expensive. You might pay a little more, but you know you’ll get to love it that much longer. Remember the old saying buy it cheap, buy it twice? I am the self professed info-nut on all the best things to do, visit, shop and eat, and where and how to live it up on the high-end. But I can also let you know how to get the best deal on luxury offerings. And that is the best of both worlds. Tweet her @RocktheLook.
Samantha is a classically trained dancer-turned style and manners maven. Von Sperling’s work has brought her requests from corporate professionals, socialites and soccer moms alike for over a decade. She has appeared in print publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Herald and Platinum Magazine; has made television appearances on programs such as Fox News; and penned her own dance-etiquette column, “Ask Sam.” Samantha was raised in a sophisticated family where entertaining international guests was de rigueur. Refined manners, elegant dress, proper posture, the art of conversation and ballroom dancing have become second nature to her, and she’s eager to teach her skills to fellow DivaGals. Tweet her @SamIsPolished.
Soo Jin, hailing from the blog GimmietheSkimmie.tumblr.com,is the quintessential sassy, smart and social butterfly. Soo Jin will talk to a fire hydrant if it would respond to her. Her infectious bubbly personality, coupled with her deep love and expertise in beauty, makeup and fashion, makes her stand out in any crowd. Soo Jin’s professional background is in education, research, project/talent management and writing/editing. She’s also a killa social media queen and on-air correspondent! Soo Jin has her B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, Davis, and her M.A. in Sociology (Social Inequality) from George Washington University. Beauty, brains and personality? A lethal diva-ish combo! Tweet her @soofle21.
Hailing from the small town of Akron, Ohio, Nicole is a former promoter who packed her bags and headed east for her bite of the Big Apple. The single 20-something loves being the in the world of celebrity correspondence, and has no trouble working her was into every party, “flirting always helps,” she declares. Nicole aspires to become a TV personality one day, so she’s keeping up the scene from her unique SINGLE GAL prospective. Keep your eyes, ears and heart open, and always remember to have an AWESOME day! Tweet her @nicolefrrll.
Born in Guam and raised all over the world, you can say traveling is Angela’s blood. Public Relations was a career choice until the entertainment bug bit her. As DivaGalsDaily’s resident TV celebrity interviewer, Angela enjoys social media and is a reality show junkie/self-professed pop culture connoisseur. With aspirations to become an entertainment correspondent, Angela often says, “you don’t know TV like I know TV!” Angela can be found talking about what’s hot and what’s not and watching The Voice, Scandal and all the new shows on Bravo, Lifetime and FYI, on her blog, absolutelyeverythingbyangelayvonne.com. To find out about all the things she loves, which is everything, tweet her @AngelaYvonne!
Forget the “T” and you’ve got SA-DEE-QUA. Easy, right? This Connecticut native is now our Atlanta-based DivaGal. A multimedia journalist wooed by world culture, girl power, high heels and ice cream, this diva has worked her way into radio, TV and print. Known for her vivacious and trusted personality, Tsadiqwah can get any celebrity to open up like a bottle of Chanel #5 perfume! This career gal has dreams of starring in her own hit TV series. When she’s not radiating black girl magic on a red carpet somewhere, you can find her at the beach with a good book or binging on her favorite reality TV show! A self-professed shopaholic and food junkie, Tsadiqwah loves anything art and culture. “I’m all about a good laugh and fun people. I’d spend my last dollar on a pair of Top Shop heels and I’m absolutely addicted to Haagen Daz-Pineapple and Coconut ice cream,” she says. She also loves the outdoors and figuring out what really gets people going. Tweet her @tsadiqwah.
A quadruple threat, Chanel is a celebrity journalist, TV host, fashion designer and reality star who has worked in production for nearly a decade. TV industry heavy-hitters who have benefited from her expertise include Donny Deutsch, Maury Povich, Bill Cunningham and Anderson Cooper. Additionally, Chanel has produced shows for ABC and A&E. Chanel also has experience in the fashion industry working for major designers and labels such as Stacey Bendet (creator of Alice + Olivia) and Intermix. She recently partnered with Torn by Ronny Kobo to create and launch a new headpiece line of high fashion but affordable headbands and turbans. In 2012 Chanel stepped in front of the cameras to star in Bravo TV’s Princesses: Long Island. As the social connector of an ensemble cast, Chanel narrated the show in a Carrie Bradshaw-like fashion, sprinkling in anecdotes on religion and love and discovering your inner princess. Chanel currently contributes regularly to DivaGalsDaily.com as its celebrity resident writer. Tweet her at @chanelomari.
A Jersey Girl who is now living the L.A. highlife. She loves the beach and boys, the parties and shoes and everything else in between. Formerly known as Sports Gal, Entertainment Gal’s new West Coast zip code means she’ll be covering it all: movie premieres, set visits, award shows and yes, a sports events or two. So Tinseltown, watch out! Tweet her @EntertainmentDG.
Known as “Miss B,” this classy, sophisticated and fierce Diva hails from Lindenwold, N.J. She is a graduate of the first historical black university, The Lincoln University. After graduation, she kissed her parents goodbye and drove to New York City to pursue her dreams. Experienced in all spectrums of media, Brittany loves the world of social media. As DivaGalsDaily’s movie critic, she’s ready to bring you the scoop about all the movies that are a Diva must-see! Tweet her @ambitiousCStarr.
Regan is a native of Baltimore, Md., whose dreams made her book a one way flight out west shortly after her college graduation. This social butterfly enjoys red carpet events, movie premieres and hanging with her fellow DivaGals. Regan holds a B.A. degree in Print-Journalism from Lincoln University and has worked in the marketing and PR fields. Regan has a passion for mentoring young women and raising awareness for special causes such as epilepsy, which is a condition that she holds near and dear to her heart due to being diagnosed with it in 2013. Regan philosophy in life has always been to exalt every option to make her dreams come true. Tweet her @JustRae22.
This DivaGal is a content creator, brand ambassador, and designer whose work has appeared on weTV, and the Daytime Emmys, as well as in Life & Style magazine. She is editor of the blog Beautylicious Lifestyle, her latest blogging venture compilation of musings, insights and explorations in beauty, fashion, technology, fitness, food, spas and travel, which makes her a perfect DivaGal contributor! She also contributes to Women’s Health online. Jill has previously contributed Juicy magazine and was a consistently at top contributor at Examiner.com for the Jersey City area for five years. She has appeared in Oprah magazine, Essence, and Seventeen magazine. Jill has co-hosted segments for StyleMusicTV. In her spare time she loves to be on a tropical beach paradise anywhere with clear blue water.
Patrice Marjorie is a rising and multi-talented entertainer who has quickly become known as a driven and fearless actress and media correspondent with an uninhibited approach to life. You may have seen her recently on This Is Us (NBC); Orange is The New Black (Netflix) and a series regular on Totally Clueless (MTV). Her latest leading ensemble role is Tanisa Reid in the feature film On The Wing, starring Corbin Bernsen and Shirley Jones. As one of DivaGalsDaily’s Los Angeles-based Divas, Patrice divides her time working in NYC and LA. Patrice gives all glory and praise to God for her success, recognizing that all of her accomplishments would not be possible without Him! She looks forward to continuing to be an inspiration to artists and dreamers, young and old, while maintaining a career that encourages hope, growth, faith, passion, endurance and service and always follows her mantra, "Carpe Diem!" Tweet her @MsPatriceM.
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Tahirah is a true Buckeye! A graduate of Ohio University and Texas A&M University, where she received her Masters of Public Health, Tahirah booked a one-way ticket from Houston to La La Land. She is a strong believer in the saying “If you can dream it, you can do it,” which can be heard at the end of her voicemail greeting. She is living her Tinseltown dreams: going on auditions, taking acting classes and performing sketches with her actor friends. She recently wrote and starred in a pilot now on YouTube: “Hot Ass Messes.” When she’s not acting or attending red carpets for DivaGalsDaily, she is binge-watching old and new series on her Roku. Tweet her @heytahirah.
Patty Hughes — a.k.a. Patty On Site — is a multitasking, creative and talented powerhouse with extensive experience in the world of fashion, film and television under her very fashionable belt. The founder of CurvyGirlStyle Inc., Patty loves breaking down fashionable choices for women in every size. With more than 20 seasons as coordinator of Volunteers for New York Fashion Week and the IMG’s National Fashion Week Live Tour, Patty has been sought out for her expertise for Seventeen magazine, Soho Design magazine, Rachael Ray and The Wendy Williams Show. Patty loves going to the movies and commenting on the style she sees on the silver screen. Tweet her @PattyHughes.
Janna Andrews, MD., has always worked diligently to bring awareness and end health care disparities, not just in primary care but in fields like oncology as well. She has worked with the Congressional Black Caucus, as well as Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman’s office, focusing on issues from literacy to access. As a female in a male-dominated field, Janna has shaped the path of her career and faced all adversity with grace and confidence. Janna strives to represent the doctor that everyone should have in their own family that they can call with any question. Tweet her @jannaandrewsmd.
The DivaGals know how important to take care of our bodies! Several DivaGals and guest experts contribute to FITNESS DIVAS, including TV DivaGal, Luxe Gal, Image Gal and celebrity fitness competitor Helen Koya.