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11 Reasons to Love Wendy Williams


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Happy belated 50th birthday to Wendy Williams! And how you doin' Vixens?

Just yesterday, the bold and bodacious media maven celebrated her big day. For years, she's been serving us up with raw gossip, daring and unapologetic interviews and the always entertaining tactic of shade. To celebrate the outspoken personality's birthday, we've rounded up a handful of  reasons why we absolutely love her. Continue clicking to check out our 11 reasons to love Wendy Williams.

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1. She's 50 and fabulous

Williams is a great representation of the  new generation of 50 or as we'd like to call it fabulous, fine, and fit. Age isn't holding her back from knowing all the latest gossip. Actually, most of the time she's schooling us on a daily basis of what's going on in pop culture. And don't think she doesn't hit the clubs either. Although her days of hard partying are behind her, it's nothing to catch Williams out "dippin' it and doin' it," as she would say.
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2. She says it like she means it

Raw and candid is Mrs. Williams-Hunter. She holds her tongue for absolutely no one. If you're thinking it, more than likely she's already said it or it's the next question on her list to spit out in an interview. When it comes to Wendy, you never know what might come out of her mouth and we love it!
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3. She's confident

Aaliyah was right, age ain't nothing but a number and this 5'11" woman embodies that same mantra. She laughs at herself and openly talks about her past demons in life. Yet, William's keeps it lighthearted. Ask her about her humongous breast implants and she'll proudly laugh admitting she has an unproportioned body shape of a "P." Yes "P," all boobs, no butt.
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4. She's the Queen of Hot Topics

Snagged from the likes of Barbara Walter's hit show, The View, Wendy was inspired by the media legend and began her own rendition of the news breakdown. Williams and her team are always ahead of the curve with first dibs on all the juicy gossip.
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5. She's just like you and I

Sure she's fabulous but Wendy keeps it real. Just by watching one episode of her talk show, you'll learn that she's a true foodie (it makes her mouth water just thinking about it), she's not the best at walking in heels (hints her daily skip to her chair at the beginning of each show), and she's a lover of rap music. To be honest, Wendy is our friend in our head.
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6. She worked her way up

Climbing the ladder of success in hopes of making her dreams a reality, Wendy is no stranger to hustling and working hard for what she wants. She graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in communications, worked as a DJ at her college radio station, and began her career at a radio station in the Virgin Islands. With humble beginnings, Williams went after her dreams with a vengeance and pure passion. Today she has her hands in so many different ventures, not only building her brand but monetizing off of her own over-the-top demeanor. 
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7. She's humble

Williams always refers to herself as a girl from Jersey with a dream. Sometimes she's even shocked at her own success and has shed a tear or two on air. The love she receives for being her outspoken self—although it has been both a gift and a curse—is overwhelming her for at times. Even though she's got a sassy, uncanny mouthpiece, it's all done in her love for entertaining. In addition, Williams is a supporter of numerous charities and foundations. 
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8. She's paving the way  for African American woman in media

We love to see women just like us climbing the ranks of the corporate world and making an impact on the world. Williams has received many accolades as she was named to the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009, "Radio Personality of the Year" by Billboard, Black Radio Exclusive, and Radio & Records industry magazines. Most recently, the Smithsonian Institution showed an interest in the personality as Williams became the first talk show host to donate to the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Go girl!
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9. Her show is amazing

Apparently, Jay-Z was right, "numbers don't lie check the scoreboard."  Six years strong and counting, The Wendy Williams Show has proved to be a contender as the talk show was picked up for syndication. Oh, and did we mention the amazing celebrity guests, musical artists, and numerous guests that make appearances? And how can we forget those wonderful studio audience gifts? Amazing!
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10. She's a wiggy

There's no doubt about it Wendy loves her wigs, so much so that she created her own collection of wig line called Wendy Williams Hair World. In lieu of her thin hair she opts for wigs, and for this Jersey girl the more volume, the better! According to Mrs. Williams-Hunter, “I’m a big woman with a big personality. A big woman with a big personality cannot have little hair.”      
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11. She coined the oh-so-fabulous phrase, "How you doin'?"

Snaps for the lady, please! In her own right, Wendy is a what we call a "muva" and embraces the gay culture's lingo. "How you doin'?", has become a household saying and when you've got heterosexual males saying it you know you've won (Booop *in our Nene Leakes voice*). Oh, and don't forget the hand gesture too, ladies and gents.

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This message is to spread awareness & hopefully reach anyone in the hair field to expand their range of skills. Black models are still asking for just one hairstylist on every team no matter where your team is from to care for afro hair. I was asked to get out of an empty chair followed by having hairstylists blatantly turning their backs to me when I would walk up to them, to get my hair done. If I am asked to wear my natural hair to a show, the team should prepare the style just as they practice the look and demo for non-afro hair. I arrived backstage where they planned to do cornrows, but not one person on the team knew how to do them without admitting so. After one lady attempted and pulled my edges relentlessly, I stood up to find a model who could possibly do it. After asking two models and then the lead/only nail stylist, she was then taken away from her job to do my hair. This is not okay. This will never be okay. This needs to change. No matter how small your team is, make sure you have one person that is competent at doing afro texture hair care OR just hire a black hairstylist! Black hairstylists are required to know how to do everyone’s hair, why does the same not apply to others? It does not matter if you don’t specialize in afro hair, as a continuous learner in your field you should be open to what you have yet to accomplish; take a class. I was ignored, I was forgotten, and I felt that. Unfortunately I’m not alone, black models with afro texture hair continuously face these similar unfair and disheartening circumstances. It’s 2019, it’s time to do better. || #NaturalHair #ModelsofColor #BlackHairCare #HairCare #Message #Hair #Hairstyling #Backstage #BTS #AfroTexturedHair #Afro #POC #Braids #Message #Spreadtheword #Speak #Awareness #Growth #WorkingTogether #BlackGirlMagic #Melanin

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