Ryan Seacrest’s is certainly a big deal in the entertainment business. He is best known for his fifteen – year stint as the TV host of the popular talent show American Idol. Ryan has often been dubbed as the most prolific Hollywood hustler because of his constant juggling of more than two jobs at a time. This to a large extent proves his commitment to his job and he is not one to disappoint or complain about having to work harder. His success in the entertainment was not served to him on a silver platter, Ryan Seacrest put in a lot of labor capital to achieve everything he has been able to accomplish. His interest traces back to his infant years. When he was ten years he recorded some popular songs and distributed them to his parents and classmates. His attraction to radio continued even in high school, where he landed his first radio show gig as the announcer at his local high school.
His big break would come when he took an internship at an Atlanta Radio Station called WSTR-FM. He realized that he was the youngest employee at the station and that meant putting in more effort to get noticed. His efforts paid off as he would be promoted to host a late night program where he would coordinate song line up. His dedication to his passion continued and in 1993 he would make his first television debut as the host of a children’s show on ESPN called Radical Outdoor Challenge. This put him in the limelight and was the genesis of better and greater roles in his career.
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Consequently, in 2002 he landed the prestigious role as the host of American Idol in its first premier. The show catapulted him to fame as it became the most-watched talent show in America in the next eight years with more than thirty-seven million viewers at the height of its seventh season. However, American Idol would change sponsorship and force Seacrest to end his career as the host. He took up a job as a co-host of Live, following his invitation from the host, Kelly, who was his friend. The show was renamed Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Apart from showbiz, Ryan is a responsible citizen and a kind-hearted one. In the same spirit, he has established Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a charity organization that aims at encouraging and motivating the children and youth. He does this by utilizing broadcast media and he has established Seacrest Studios which visits children in hospitals and gives them a chance to meet their idols with the aim of encouraging them.
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He is also an entrepreneur and has ventured into the Fashion Industry. He has launched a skincare line for men called Polished, which resulted from his partnership with his longtime friend, Dr. Lancer who is a dermatologist. He attended school in Dunwoody High School, Georgia and later Santa Monica College in Los Angeles. (Reference: Facebook)