The Career of Bravo TV Star Paige DeSorbo

Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover, both Bravo TV stars, have been dating long-distance for two years. DeSorbo has refused to leave New York City, where many opportunities are based, while Conover wants to live together, get engaged, and start a family in Charleston, South Carolina. DeSorbo has agreed to cohabitate with Conover in their respective cities, and the couple is currently making it work. The two appear on three Bravo shows together, “Summer House,” “Winter House,” and “Southern Charm,” and share a unique crossover feat that is rare in the reality TV world.

The Giggly Squad Podcast and Live Show

During the pandemic lockdowns, DeSorbo and her former “Summer House” castmate Hannah Berner started the Giggly Squad podcast. The two have since taken the podcast on the road and are selling out 3,000-seat venues across the country. The best friends moved their no-holds-barred chats to Instagram Live every night at 10 p.m. and started to gain viewers. Momentum was building until Paige had to leave to film season five of “Summer House.” So they switched formats to a podcast and the Giggly Squad really took off. As a fashion influencer, DeSorbo also works with brands like Nike, Maybelline, Tommy John, and Tula. She also appears occasionally on the “Today” show as a fashion expert.

DeSorbo’s Career Trajectory

Growing up in Loudonville, New York, just outside Albany, DeSorbo thumbed through “Vogue,” ripping out pages and recreating the looks at stores like Forever 21. On Instagram, DeSorbo would feature her chic-on-a-budget outfits and even started doing a bit called “Front Paige News.” She attended the nearby College of Saint Rose for broadcast journalism and, after graduation, moved to New York City and worked at ABC News. In 2017, a friend reached out with an opportunity to meet with casting agents for “Summer House.” The Hamptons-based show was looking for new castmates for Season 3 after some stars had dropped out. The meeting was quick, and since DeSorbo didn’t hear back for a few months, the opportunity was forgotten. Apparently, behind the scenes, there was debate about casting the young go-getter. By the next weekend, she was filming “Summer House” in the Hamptons. DeSorbo emphasizes that she never thought she would be in reality TV, but she is grateful for the platform Bravo has given her.

DeSorbo’s career has taken off since her appearance on “Summer House.” She has hustled hard to have a career spanning three Bravo TV shows, the Giggly Squad podcast, and hosting her own shopping live stream on Amazon Live. DeSorbo has the distinction of being the first reality TV personality on Amazon Live, which she compares to QVC for a younger generation. She started on the shopping platform as a model and was gradually allowed to interact with the host to show off fashion hacks (like wearing a bathing suit as a bodysuit). Soon after, she began hosting her own one-hour live stream, advising viewers on what to wear to a wedding in the South or dressing for the office on a budget.

DeSorbo’s dream job is hosting a morning show like “Live with Kelly and Mark.” While she is a fashion influencer, DeSorbo understands that it’s important to be mindful of what she says on her podcast and live shows. Cancel culture is rampant, and she doesn’t want to offend anyone. “If we ever said anything to offend someone, we would immediately apologize,” she said. While she is a fan of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” she doesn’t believe she is ready to join the franchise yet. “A Real Housewife is such a different animal,” she said. “I have no idea if I would be a good fit for ‘Housewives.’ They are a bit more combative than I typically like to be, but I would never say never.”

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