‘Queen of Hosting’ Marki Costello brought her intense TV training ‘BOOTCAMP‘ to downtown DC. DC Housewives’ Mary Amons attended.
Angie’s WUSA9 Report reveals Marki’s big tip to making it as a TV personality:
Known for his controversial films, Academy Award Winner Oliver Stone chose DC to debut his new documentary.
Following the screening, Stone attended an afterparty at Teatro Goldoni.
Spotted in crowd were newly weds Kristin and John Cecchi with Bisnow’s Courtney Caldwell.
Watch my report on Stone’s short DC stay below from WUSA9 TV (pardon the wrong camera cue
There she is… Miss District of Columbia 2010.
Congratulations to Stephanie Williams who will represent DC at the Miss America Pageant. The George Washington University medical student beat out 16 other women for the crown. Williams will promote her preventive care platform. Good luck to former Miss DC and top ten finalist at Miss America, Jen Corey! Watch video of the pageant during my WUSA9 TV Report below.
Mario Cox from Lexis Nexus and Jonathan Cox former NFL player with Dr. Alex Naini
Pageant Director Teri Galvez with Chelsey Sophia Rodgers – former Miss DC and current Miss DC International
Colbie was so cute admitting that she’s still trying to overcome her fear of performing and speaking in front of people. Say what?
Colbie sang fan favorites like Bubbly and Lucky to an intimate group of about 70 people comfortably packed in the Gibson Guitar Showroom downtown on G Street. It was the perfect way to spend the afternoon although I officially deserve the ‘Worst Sister in the World’ Award.
While everyone was crazy over getting a pic with the singer… my little sis was ga-ga over getting a shot with Coblie’s hot song writing guitarist- Justin.
We nabbed him on his way out. He happily stopped to pose with my speechless, nervous sister. Snap! I got it.
So I thought.
After he walked away… off to the next city perhaps we immediately turned to the digi cam for our ‘picture preview’.
It was then when the unthinkable was apparent. During my sisters ‘moment’ my memory card must have run out.
I am the worst sister ever.
OMG Extras… below check out my WUSA TV report with video of Colbie’s opening song ‘Realize’ and Q & A with Tommy McFly who asked the singer what the tattoos on her arm meant.
It was a sad night for the ladies of DC at 19th on I and 19th street! Former TV ‘Bachelor’ Andy Baldwin bids farewell to Washington as he takes on his new assignment at a hospital in San Diego.
We’ll miss our favorite Navy Doc and the wonderful things he did for our military men and women, war widows and our veterans through his Got Your Back Network. Thanks for being a great friend Baldwin… we’re gonna miss you!
Pamela Sorensen and Pals
Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin with Susan Roberts, David Vennett and Lorie Peters Lauthier.
Angie enjoying the side of mayo
Donna Lee, Alexandra Simms and Sunanda Patel
One of the most amazing places in the area exists in Centreville Virginia. It’s called ‘Spa World’ and it’s not your average day at the spa. In fact, it’s a full blown Korean sauna known in my mom’s native land as a Jjimjilbang. I ventured there with my little sister Jenny, Colleen who is a high school pal I went to school with in Seoul and Spa World junkie Dannia Hakki. It was a stroll down memory lane (on heated floors) taking me back to my childhood in Korea. Here’s the deal it’s basically a spa filled with a variety of saunas or poultice rooms: Amethyst Gem Room, Red Clay Room, Ice Room, Oak Wood Charcoal Room, Red Clay Ball Room (my favorite, you lay in little balls), Blue Onyx Room and the Salt Room (made of complete salt..ceiling and all).
There are classic spa services too. Manis, Pedis, massages.. but be warned they are the pressure point kind. Jenny and I got foot massages and let me just say I never knew my feet had so many nerves. Intense.
The public bath area (separated by gender) is where I have yet to venture into. Equipped with 5 different types of pools with high powered jets the bottomline you get in with bottom and all. I still can’t bring myself to jump in the bath in the buff. No thanks. I’d rather be eating at the spa’s restaurant. Afterall, the prison inspired suits they gives us come with an elastic waist. It would be such a waste not to get the most out of it. See pictures below along with this instructional video provided by yours truly.
How to make the classic Jjimjilbang Lamb Towel
Jenny, Colleen and Dannia enjoy the red clay ball room
The clay up close- it’s like the Chuck E. Cheese ball pen for adults
The golden key- ok it’s orange but it’s your ticket to everything. At the end of your stay (which could be overnight since it’s open 24 hours) they scan your key for your total. Food, services everything is charged to the key. General day pass is $35.
From the Korean restaurant there- a classic MILKIS!
She’s spent a decade casting for Disney, Warner Bros, FOX, TBS… and manages and coaches more than 30 of today’s top hosting talent (Ryan Seacrest ring a bell?) … and NOW Marki Costello (yes her grandfather was Lou and use to hang with some man named Abbot) is coming to DC. Marki is bringing her star-making expertise and smackdown to our Nation’s Capital in an intense 2-day hosting BOOTCAMP. The ‘Queen of Hosting’ is one of Tinsel Town’s best!
Full Story: Hosting Bootcamp to be held in Washington DC
So many people think it’s so easy to be on TV… a few seconds with Marki and you’ll see right away that on-air performance is truly an art. You have to be more than pretty, have a great smile, good voice and know how to read a teleprompter. Marki will hold her famous ‘Bootcamp’ Jun 19-20th at The Renaissance Hotel in downtown DC between 10AM-5PM. Spots are filling up fast. Get yours by calling 310.207.7333 or visit becomeahost.com