Dana Workman, an LA native, is a contradiction in high heels. She’s been known to play ball with the boys by day, but come night, she’s primped, glossed, and dressed to the nines for an evening with the girls. She’s got the looks of a modern-day vixen with the down to earth attitude of the girl next door. With a razor-sharp wit, and sense of humor to boot, this has all proven a weapon for success for Dana.
Dana stars alongside Jack Osbourne in“Haunted Highway” (Tuesdays 10/9c) which follows as they do their own first-person investigations of the most frightening claims of paranormal activity along America’s remote back roads. “Haunted Highway” is of particular significance to Dana as it is a self documented experience and she is no stranger behind the camera. An entertainer at heart, Dana has been covering events and conducting interviews across a wide variety of topics for several years doing triple duty – hosting, reporting and producing. Dana has guest starred on some of prime times highest rated shows including guest star appearances on “8 Simple Rules,” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” She is recognizable all over the world from hosting FOX’s poker showdown “Poker2Nite” where she’s traveled the globe covering stories in Macau, Dublin, London, Punta Cana, Vegas and San Francisco
I knew that Dana would be a perfect fit for a beauty Q&A feature on BB411 as she is not only beautiful on the outside, but radiates beauty from within. She is genuine, sincere, funny and has such a positive outlook on life. I was instantly drawn to her charismatic personality and infectious smile. Here is my up close and personal interview with Dana Workman on her love for photography, keeping it simple and being the best person you can be.
BB411~ When did you know you wanted to go into TV/film/hosting?
DW~ When I was acting more, I started realizing I didn’t really want to analyze my character and “dig deep”, I just wasn’t as passionate about it. I just wanted to make people laugh and do comedy- heck if I could just be me and do that, then what better job could I really ask for! So I fell into hosting, and it took off from there.
BB411~ If you weren’t a host/actress and you could be anything in the world what would it be?
DW~ Successful Photography or something in the psychology field most likely. I love analyzing things and reading between the lines. My friends don’t come to me for bullshit advice, they come for the most unbiased approach.
BB411~ Favorite actor to have worked with and why?
DW~ I had the honor of working with John Ritter before he passed away. He was such an amazing guy and so full of life. Working with Jack Osbourne on Haunted Highway was awesome as well. I was always captivated by all the things he would talk about, conspiracy theories, UFO’s, etc.
BB411~ Have you always been in love with fashion and beauty?
DW~ Oh goodness no, it took a while for me to even think of wearing a dress. It wasn’t even until a few years back that my makeup artist girlfriend took me shopping for wardrobe for a show I did, and told me I had some things to learn! I’ve come a long way that s for sure.
BB411~ How would you describe your style?
DW~ Simple, classy, glam with a bit of edge and sex appeal.
BB411~ Favorite Designer?
DW~ I’m all over the map on this one – I generally like anything from boutique type stores like Veronica M, because they fit my body type the best.
BB411~ 3 beauty products you carry with you always?
BB411~ #1 beauty product you could not live without?
BB411~ Favorite lip color?
DW~ Prrr from Mac, although I’m ready to branch out!
BB411~ Beauty routine, skin care?
DW~ I like Organic raw honey 2-3 minutes a couple of times a week or Vitamin C
BB411~ Favorite fragrance?
BB411~ Does any certain scents remind you of your childhood?
BB411~ You have great hair, what do you use as your go to products?
BB411~ How do you stay fit?
DW~ I think my metabolism comes into play as my number 1 at this point, I’m really not very disciplined.
BB411~ What does beauty mean to you?
DW~ Wearing things that make YOU feel beautiful, sexy and classy. Not for other people.
BB411~ What inspires you?
DW~ Connecting with others and laughter.
BB411~ Do you have a best kept beauty secret that has been passed down to you (say from your Mother or Grandmother)?
DW~ Genes…thank you mom and Dad!
BB411~ Are you involved in any charities, are any close to your heart?
DW~ I work a lot of charity events with The Charity Angels. It’s a chance to get involved with a bunch of different ones, each one being its own unique thing to experience and dive into.
BB411~ What does it mean to give back?
DW~ To do things without a selfish intent.
DW~ I love connecting with people on a very basic human interaction and relationship level. I pride myself on having a very unbiased and understanding view of the world, relationships, and men and women. But the one thing I learned that helped me along the way..is the understanding that our “Ego” is what brings us down. It’s what tells us we’re not good enough and that this person is trying to hurt us. That’s why we act out of fear instead of love. If you stay calm, think from the heart, and remember that person is not in fact your enemy. You are separating all that and your whole outlook on life and situations change.
BB411~ Favorite quote?
DW~ “I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.” ~Milton Berle
BB411~ 3 words that best describe you?
DW~ Real, compassionate, quirky
BB411~ Where do you see your self in 5 & 10 years?
DW~ Hopefully with a successful career and loving family. Pretty basic I know.
BB411~ Fun fact that your fans may not know about you?
DW~ I love photography and taking pictures, especially sunset photos. And I am absolutely obsessed with UFO stuff.
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