Celebrity Beauty: Ann Curry

Beauty Cred on 28 Jun 2006 at 10:43am

Ann Curry lovely at 50A few months back, you couldn’t turn on a TV or turn a magazine page without being bombarded about Katie Couric’s departure from the “Today” show.

But the real “Today” show story (beside the fact that ratings since Queen Couric’s departure haven’t slipped one little bit) is Ann Curry.

Ann Curry is the amazingly beautiful, always impeccably turned out 49 year-old Emmy award-winner, who has been part of America’s morning routine since joining the "Today" family as news anchor in 1997.

This woman is a class act. Not only did she fill Katie’s anchor seat with aplomb when her Couric-ness was away for some reason, she always made a graceful return (a sort of on-air walk of shame) back to her little news chair without exhibiting so much as a teensy “harrumph.” (Nor has she shown any signs of having to restrain herself from shrieking, " WHAT?! MEREDITH $!@# VIERA? What about ME!?!)

The Ashland, Oregon native, who owes her exotic good looks to her Japanese mom and French/Irish/American Indian dad, joined NBC news in 1990 and has since run the gamut of story coverage, from exposing never-before-seen footage of Princess Diana speaking candidly about her life to interviewing firefighters and other “ground zero” rescue workers immediately following the 9/11 attacks.

Her main driving force? Words of wisdom imparted by her dad; "You are a Curry and you just go out and show them what a Curry can do. Never let anyone stop you from doing your job."

After 15 months of growing it out, Ann chopped off 10 inches of her lustrous black hair to support Locks of Love, the non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who have lost their hair because of medical problems.

Ann describes her on-air style as "classic, classy and strong" and favors clean, simple lines. She is quick to say that she doesn't want her clothes to distract from her work and avoids anything "fussy," like prints.

She also says that, when it comes to her appearance people would be surprised to know that; “I’m in clogs and jeans, and makeup free, as soon as the Today show is over. I also have freckles.”

Other revelations from this beauty’s life?

My favorite healthy meal is…“A salad made with spinach, arugula, seaweed, avocado, pumpkin seeds, lemon juice and olive oil. I also love sushi.”

The one food indulgence worth clocking an extra hour on a stair climber is…
“Nothing is worth an extra hour on one. But my favorite indulgences are dark chocolate caramels, and dark-chocolate-covered orange rinds.”

My most fun workout is…
“Play wrestling with my 11-year-old son Walker, after going one on one with him in basketball. I also love rock-climbing, surfing and am learning to snowboard.”

The best makeup trick I’ve learned from a stylist is…
“to use an angled brush to fill in my eyebrows, which I once thought to be my worst feature.”

My favorite spa treatment is… “a deep tissue therapeutic massage.”

You’ll always find this in my bag…“My passport, because I never know where my job will take me. I also always have a love letter from my daughter, McKenzie, because I know it will make me feel good.”

What?! No super-luxe moisturizer? No "of the moment" lip stuff? Told ya she’s classy.

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You would never guess that she is 54.  She looks fantastic!

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I don't think Ann had any plastic surgery on her eyes (she is part japanese). She is truly beautiful inside and out and could work circles around Meredith (who and where did she come from?) Ann is the real ommph behind the Today show and the reason I watch it. She is always factual and honest. SFea
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It looks to me like she had surgery, and i think that is very sad. Her beauty has now gone down several notches. People, don't mess with your natural beauty!!!!!! Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there!
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ann at 50 looks hotter than two 25 year olds.ann is a goreous lady and does a great job aswell
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Is it true that she had surgury so her eyes would not look slanted or "oriental looking"? I want to know because I am thinking of that surgury, too.
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Where did Meredith Viera and Ann Curry go rock climbing?
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Wow, she's really beautiful. When I first looked at her picture, I thought she was in her 30's only! She looks more beautiful than some other women her age! SERIOUS. :)
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Ann is gorgeous. But her wardrobe is attrocious. Very frumpy and old lady like.
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hey Susan: I, too, love Ann and she's def. a high ranker on anyone's list! Just wanted to point out thouh that I'm not counting them down in any kind of order, rather, am just giving props to cool women of a certain age. Who's next? Stay tuned....
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Ann should be number 1! In her More magazine (this month's) cover shot she made it be known that she would be makeup free and naked. NBC stopped the naked part, but wow, that's confidence in one's beauty! She mentions in her interview that the first thing she does is wipes off the makeup when she's off camera. I imagine her 50% Japanese genetics helps a ton with warding off facial lines, but I got to believe it's her positive attitude and lifestyle that is most important to her natural beauty. I vote Ann #1 (again)!
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