Killinger is originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, but spent part of her childhood in Mexico City, where her father, who worked for Ford Motors, moved with his family when she was 11. bullied again in America when she stopped by high school in Grosse Pointe South – Izod’s preppy town – looking “like a combination set of Debbie Gibson, big bangs, hairspray, blow dryers for keep them in place, frosty white lip gloss’.
In 1995, she graduated from Penn State with a degree in marketing and later worked in television, including on-air local newspapers in Albany, New York, and OrlandoFlorida. In 2006, Martha Stewart fired her from “The Apprentice”.
A self-proclaimed homebody, she enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Joe Carretta, and her adopted daughter, 6-year-old Jagger. She also takes care of her mother, “who is 84, lives with me, is not great and needs help. a lot of care and I’m trying to be a mom to a 6 year old, which, by the way, I’m 51, so I started a little late there.
Search Killinger’s name online and the first results are articles about a cheeky on-air character. debate she had in 2017 with her frequent co-host, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, the question of whether the moon is a star or a planet. (It’s neither one nor the other.)
I called Mizrahi and agreed that anyone who wants to learn how to demonstrate greater authority, or appear to be one, should watch what Killinger does with a sweater.
“The confidence I exude is more like bravado, like false confidence,” he said. “Whereas when she puts on a jacket or a little sweater, she looks stunning in it because she cares so much about it looking good that she actually looks stunning.”