When I first moved to L.A., I went walking down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and I would tell myself, 'One day, I'm going to have my own star.'
— Vanna White
Prior to having my first child, I had a huge ambition to go into movies and TV.
Don't put on something so tight thinking, 'Oh, I can wear this for four hours.' Don't do that to yourself!
I love making handmade gifts.
I love to crochet. I have my own line of yarn and donate half my proceeds to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
I will say that when I retire, I will probably do something to help others. I don't know know what it will be... probably I'll get involved in some charity.
During the week, I usually stay home and cook a simple dinner. I go to bed early, get up early, exercise, and then on weekends, I'll go out to dinner.
Because I dress up elegantly for work, the last thing I want to do is dress elegantly when I'm at home. Or even when I go out.
I'm not a huge dresser-upper. Most of my closet is jeans, T-shirts, tennis shoes, and flats. I don't even know if I have a sequin gown in my closet.
I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll.
So, I understand when they make a mistake and everyone at home is throwing their shoe at the television set.
I have a family and two cats; I get up with my kids early in the morning.
I think people think of me as this elegant person because they always see me dressed up.
Never do anything that you don't want to do. Listen to your instincts and follow it.
What people don't know about me is that I'm a pretty good businesswoman. Yes, I do this little ol' game show, but I know the show isn't going to last forever, so I've gone into different ventures. But I don't want to sound like I'm bragging.
If you're looking for a dress to wear to an event, put it on with the heels that you're going to wear and walk around the room and make sure you feel comfortable in it.
My biggest phobia is spiders. When I was in second grade, one of my classmates got bitten. That did it for me.
I wear weird-colored toenail polish - like blue, green, or yellow. If it's strange-looking, I will wear it.
I've worn over 6,700 gowns. They're all borrowed gowns, designer samples.
I'm shy. I'm not outgoing. I'm a homebody. I am on TV, but you know, it's interesting. How much do I talk on TV?
I probably have more Guess shoes than any other.
I'm a mom, a full-time mom when I'm not taping. I do the carpool thing, and bake the cookies, and do the homework.
I will say I remember the best thing in terms of publicity was being on the cover of Newsweek.
There's five cameras, I don't know how many people in the audience... depending on where we're taping, there can be anywhere from 300 to 5,000 people, so the contestants are nervous.
I do everything that everybody else does.
Let's face it: I was never a very good actress.
Our viewers are loyal. They've seen Pat and me together for 30 years. It's like Ken and Barbie. How do you break them up?
I made a baby blanket for both of my children and brought them home from the hospital in them, and they will always have them.
My favorite movie is 'Imitation of Life.' It's just a true love story, and it really touched me.
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I came out here with a thousand dollars to my name.
It is what it is, and it's a crazy job - I literally touch letters and wear pretty clothes, and how do you describe that job? It's weird, but I've been doing it for a long time, and I'll be first to make fun of it - I really will - but I wouldn't trade it for anything else in world.
I'm a businesswoman. You know, I have other investments too, real estate. A long time ago, I would buy a house and flip it. But now everybody does that, so I don't do that anymore because there's no houses out there to buy.
In my personal life, I'm a huge fan of Carolina Herrera. I just think her stuff is timeless and classic.
It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.
I feel for the players.
When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off.
I'm really just a normal person.