GENERATION RIPE

Episode 38 - The Thirty-Eighth One... and Bevy Smith

Episode Summary

Wendi and Dfernando's thirty-eighth episode and their guest interview is Bevy Smith.

Episode Notes

Episode 38 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is with muliti-award winning television host/personality, businesswoman and author Bevy Smith.   

Bevy Smith is the host of SiriusXM’s BEVELATIONS on Radio Andy and a former co-host of Bravo’s FASHION QUEENS and the entertainment news show PAGE SIX TV.  She has been regularly featured on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE with Andy Cohen, BETHENNY, THE VIEW and with Wendy Williams on WENDY'S STYLE SQUAD.  Quintessential Harlem girl and lifelong New Yorker, Bevy was born, raised, and still lives in (and LOVES) Harlem, New York.

Bevy was living what seemed like a glamorous dream as a fashion advertising executive, blazing a lucrative career for herself in the whitewashed magazine world. She jetsetted to Europe for fashion shows, dined and danced at every hot spot, and enjoyed a mighty roster of lovers.

So it came as quite a shock to Bevy when one day, after arriving at her luxury hotel in Milan, she collapsed on the Frette bedsheets and sobbed. Years of rolling with the in-crowd had taken its toll. Her satisfaction with work and life had hit rock bottom. But Bevy could not be defeated, and within minutes (okay, days) she grabbed a notepad and started realizing a truer path—one built on self-reflection and, ultimately, clarity. She figured out how to redirect her life toward meaningful creativity and freedom.  At 38, she quit a six-figure job as an advertising executive at ROLLING STONE Magazine to pursue on-camera work. The transition left her “dead broke” for a time, but it was worth it.

In her debut memoir BEVELATIONS, Bevy candidly shares how she reclaimed her life’s course and shows how we too can manifest our most bodacious dreams. From repossessing her bold childhood nature to becoming her own brand to envisioning her life’s next great destination (which will feature natural hair, important charitable giving, and a mid-century house overlooking the Pacific Ocean), Bevy invites listeners along on the route of her personal transformation to reveal how each of us can live our best lives with honesty, joy, and, when we’re in the mood, a killer pair of shoes.

For the past several years, Bevy has hosted “Fashion for Action,” an annual fundraiser for Housing Works, a New York-based thrift store chain and advocacy group that helps find appropriate housing for people living with HIV and AIDS. In 2017, Bevy was named Community Champion of AIDS Organization Harlem United. Additionally, Bevy is on the board of Cool Culture, a charity devoted to raising awareness among underprivileged childrenBevy is also both a formal and informal mentor to many, and she takes great pride in being a part of WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network).

And on Episode 38, Wendi and Dfernando talk about the just announced HBO MAX reboot of SEX AND THE CITY, the new comedy film BARB & STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR and the renewal of the Disney Channel animated series BIG CITY GREENS.  On the RIPE & ROTTEN REPORT there's the new FOX sitcom CALL ME KAT, acid reflux, the 1988 film MYSTIC PIZZA and plantar fasciitis.  

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