Former Kenyan Beauty Queen Hits it Big in America
Former Kenyan beauty queen Rachael Marete has landed another lucrative TV job in Los Angeles. The TV beauty, who has been running a celebrity red carpet TV show and hosting on Transit TV, Los Angeles, has landed a bigger role.
“I am now the newest TV host and Associate Producer for the V Style show on The V Channel Shopping Network on SKY 664, broadcasting live from Los Angeles to Europe,” a delighted Rachael told Pulse during an exclusive telephone interview on Wednesday.
“The show runs from Monday to Friday. I’m so happy that my station is in Europe too, because American television is always aping Europe and especially the UK, when it comes to TV.
“I can’t believe I am invading living rooms all over Europe from right here in Los Angeles studios,” she remarked.
Her breakthrough is one of the big achievements for the few Kenyan journalists in America.
- The Standard
Don't worry, Americans rarely will they read any article written by a non-American. I hope the channel is owned by SKY NEWS.
It's true though. Think about it, Idol, Big Brother, X Factor and all the spin offs that came from it. The truth is America used to be number one. Not anymore though we all know they certainly love to think they still are. Great work Marete.
Meg, I live in Europe and Sky news is owned by Sky network which has many channels in addition to Sky News and Marete's is one of them. It's pretty cool how so many Kenyans are starting to do well abroad and it's mostly women. Makes you wonder if they r denied opportunities at home or what.
..good to know...just thought since it's LA it's an American employer...was playing defense 'cause I know the repercussions first hand. I think Kenya's room for growth in this area is limited.... and maybe sooner than later the Marete's and Githui's will go back and start their own media networks. It was worrying reading the who-is-who of media in Kenya....makes one skeptical about the quality/bias of news that we get.
All in all Europe, maybe because of the education system that used to be, gives our media people more attention than US. Go gals! Go Kenyans!