There is no question it has been a crazy two weeks to be Christian Craven, Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I can’t believe all of this is happening to me. If you keep up with me on social media (@ChristianCraven) you know I made a brief appearance on The Wendy Williams Show while I was in NYC. It was the craziest experience that I had to keep a secret for weeks! As you could imagine I’m so excited to finally get to share with you the dream come true that it was.
During my trip at New York Fashion Week I blocked out one full day to just do NYC stuff, no fashion events or press. Just NYC stuff. I had an agenda full of restaurants and things to do from a close friend that knows the area well, I also wanted to go to a live taping of a show. Those close to me know that I drink cold coffee and watch Wendy Williams on my days off, so naturally I had to go see Wendy. I reached out to some producers in hopes of getting a last-minute spot since all the tickets were taken, to my surprise they were more than happy to have me come visit the show. When I arrived they started grilling me with questions about me and my career and for what reason I had no idea! After about an hour of sitting around in the holding room I finally got to be escorted to the studio to take my seat and it was literally like walking into the T.V.. About halfway through the show after Wendy’s legendary hot topics I was approached by the same producer who earlier grilled me, asking if I wanted to do the Eye Candy Segment. A Short segment in which an audience member comes on the show and talk about their outfit. In what seemed like seconds it was already time for my segment, I’m whisked to Wendy’s side as we have a few moments to meet and get to know each other. I know it sounds crazy but as a true Wendy Williams fan I have come to idolize this women who came from nothing and paved the way for shows like E! News and Entertainment tonight. In this moment I’m standing next to a media legend. Right before the cameras go live all I can think about is the fact that not only are my friends, followers and family going to see this, people in Dubai are going to see this, people in Minnesota are going to see this, people from all over the world are about to see this. My body just went numb and I just pretended like it was just Wendy and I in that moment. Off camera Wendy was so complimentary and kind, a genuinely sweet person to me. She told me she was proud of what I was doing and gave me some words of encouragement that I will always hold near and dear to me. It is people like Wendy Williams that keep my chasing my dreams, People that fought to prove themselves even though they came from nothing. Thank you to everybody that tuned in and sent love my way, it was honestly a day I will never forget!