With tv shows, radio shows, red carpet events, a line of formal menswear, and a production company Ryan Seacrest is the busiest person in Hollywood. He says he gets up each day at 5:00 a.m. or 5:15 a.m. and by 6:00 a.m. he is on the radio. During his day he makes sure he does work out at some point each day, something he admits wasn’t a priority for a while. He says it is because he is inpatient that he gets so much done each day.
Ryan Seacrest said in an interview that he considers getting to be on the radio when he was 16-years-old. He said he considers this his own personal big break. However, the real break occurred when he was chosen to be on American Idol. The show turned into a cultural institution and propelled his fame internationally. He said he took advantage of this by building his own brand and expanding his businesses. Because of American Idol he was able to get meetings with people who wouldn’t have talked to him before that.
Ryan Seacrest grew up in Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia. He says he had an opportunity to head to California and if he didn’t take it the chance wouldn’t come again. So, he dropped out of school and moved. He said he promised his parents that if he couldn’t support himself within a year he would move back.
He became a host in 1993. His first show was Radical Outdoor Challenge which appeared on ESPN. He soon founds jobs hosting some children’s shows including Wild Animal Games and Click. In 2000 he was chosen to host Saturday Night Movie on NBC. He was also hired to host another show called Ultimate Revenge in 2001 which was a reality tv show.
During the first year of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest had been the co-host with Brian Dunkleman who is a comedian. The next season he was the only host as Dunkleman decided to move on. He has now hosted many shows such as the annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
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