New Jersey native Kelly Ripa began her TV acting career as goth party girl Hayley Vaughan on ABC’s All My Children.
Since 2001, Ripa has been showcasing her excessive perkiness on Live! With Kelly. After original co-host Regis Philbin left in 2011, there was a string of celebrity fill-ins that included Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris, and Howie Mandel.
It was ex-football player Michael Strahan who eventually ended up landing the gig. In 2016, however, he announced he was leaving Live! to join Good Morning America. His announcement caused Ripa to throw an epic tantrum, during which she refused to show up on set for four days. Unsurprisingly, Ripa has been hosting the show solo ever since.
We’re still keeping our fingers crossed from some leaked Kelly Ripa nudes but we’ll have to make do with the pictures we have below (for now). If you’re into skinny, petite women like Ripa, feel free to check out Kristen Bell, Christina Ricci, Reese Witherspoon and Emily Browning.