Meeting Mario Lopez
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Meeting Mario Lopez
Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at Maria Shriver’s California Women’s Conference, along with a whole host of other luminaries such as Eve Ensler (author of The Vagina Monologues) and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who I consider a total rock star.
On the night before the actual conference there was an event known as The Village, in which many of the speakers signed their books and many businesses had kiosks where women could shop or learn about various services. Following the book signing, where I was standing beside Bob Greene, Oprah’s personal trainer, I went into the pre-conference party where a wide variety of celebrities were present, including actress Geena Davis and CBS news anchor Katie Couric. Generally speaking, this kind of party is not my cup of tea. But there was one guy there I really wanted to meet. He was a cute Hispanic man with scores of women flocked around him, including Katie Couric and comedian Kathy Griffin (who does the Celebrity D-List riff).
I was certain that cute guy was a nutritionist with a forthcoming book with Hay House. And I was very impressed that he had managed to attract such a celebrity following. I thought I remembered seeing some clips of him on YouTube, talking about decreasing sugar in the diet. So I went up to him, introduced myself, and told him I really appreciate his work. Unlike what you would expect from an up-and-coming Hay House author with an interest in good nutrition, he didn’t know me from a hole in the wall. And I couldn’t understand why.
Turns out it was Mario Lopez, from Saved by the Bell and Dancing with the Stars. My daughters filled me in. And so did my CEO of Everything, Diane, who told me that he’s a major heart throb and that her niece has a photo of him in her bedroom. Who knew? Obviously NOT me. I love Dancing with the Stars, but I always forget to watch it. Same with most other television. I’ll bet many of you can relate.
Anyway, what I noticed is that Mario Lopez often stands with his right hand over his heart, perhaps to protect the unsuspecting public from getting an overdose of his considerable heart energy and cuteness. He also has amazing biceps. I know because I touched his arm when I said hello. My daughter later sent me a YouTube clip of him on the Ellen DeGeneres show appearing without a shirt for a charitable cause. Talk about a six-pack. I now have a picture with him (see photos in the On the Road section of the Women’s Wisdom Circle!).
And I have decided that maybe I should do a remake of the movie Clueless, called Clueless 2. Earlier this month, when I had to be on the Today show and then MSNBC with Maria Shriver, I was told to meet at 30 Rock. I knew that that was a TV show written by Tina Fey. So I figured we were meeting in the studio where they make the show. But I had no idea that 30 Rock is an ADDRESS: 30 Rockefeller Center.
These little episodes provided me with a good laugh at myself. And also proof positive that you can have a very successful life without tuning into the mainstream media much!