Erin Andrews is that girl you’re dying to be best friends with; the sportscaster is – quite literally – one of the guys. Always doing her homework on the upcoming NFL season, she also moonlights as co-host on Dancing With The Stars while taking time out to advise us potato heads on tomboy style essentials (we’re debating whether we can pull it off or not). Turns out Andrews doesn’t diet, loves snapchat and is constantly trying to prove herself in her industry…
From start to finish, what would be your ideal food day?
I’m a Florida girl, so I always like to start my day with 100% Florida Orange Juice. It tastes great and gives me the natural energy I need to start the day. It’s packed with nutrients like Vitamin C, potassium and folate and has no added sugar. For breakfast, I’d have egg whites and turkey bacon. For lunch, I’d have a big Cobb salad and a small smoothie made with Florida OJ, fresh berries and low-fat Greek yogurt. For dinner, my boyfriend and I would go to our favorite sushi restaurant in South Bay, Izaka-ya. We always like to order Salmon Sashimi, Baked Crab Hand Rolls and Spicy Tuna Rolls.
How do you always start your day on a good note?
When I wake up, the first thing I do is drink is hot lemon water. I also like to have a low-fat Greek yogurt or smoothie. I always strive for balance and seek foods that really pack a punch of nutrients.
How do you practice beauty from the inside out?
I don’t diet; instead I practice moderation and make sure I don’t overeat. It’s all about balance so I try to really concentrate on portion control. I also make sure I workout every single day. Getting to a class everyday can be hard, but as long as I’m doing something active, I feel good about it.
What are your morning and nightly beauty regimens?
My regimen is pretty simple. I always wash my face in the morning and night. In the morning, I always put on SPF 46 on my face and chest and at night I use a serum to help with wrinkles and spots on my face.
What’s it like being a woman working in sports? Do you get asked that a lot?
I get asked that all the time. I love being a woman in sports. It’s also very tough. I’ve developed a big chip on my shoulder because I always feel like I need to prove myself. I work very hard and I study all the time (even more than I did in college) because I want people to understand I’m there for my love and passion of the game. You have to have thick skin and be very competitive to be in this industry.
Is there a certain, most important hurdle for women in the working world right now? If so what do you think it is?
I think the biggest hurdle is being taken seriously and being treated equally.
Being in the sports world, do you sometimes want to eat healthier than the people around you? What’s a typical food day look like for you on the sports casting front?
Being in the sports world, I’m surrounded by men who love to eat. They all eat pretty healthy and workout everyday. It’s great for me to be surrounded by that. I try to eat salads for lunch and have a light dinner with healthy proteins like fish.
What have been your best and worst memories from Dancing with the Stars
I have so many great memories from DWTS. It was a really special experience when I had the opportunity to compete on the show with Maks [Chmerkovskiy]. It was a difficult time in my life and it really helped me find my smile again.
[And now as co-host] Working with Tom Bergeron has been a dream. We both have a very sarcastic and dry sense of humor. We keep each other on our toes and are always laughing. I’ve loved getting to know all the contestants and pros. Amy Purdy, Noah Galloway, NeNe Leakes; they’ve all been great.
What’s your personal definition of good content?
Good content should come across naturally, be authentic and engage the audience
What’s your idea of the perfect first date?
Keeping it simple. Don’t go overboard. Dinner is always a safe choice. And if he wants to do more than that, then bring it up.
Advice you’d give your younger self…
Enjoy the ride.
Five things you’re looking to accomplish this year…
1. Have a really successful season on DWTS.
2. Be really prepared for the upcoming NFL season.
3. Make sure to read as many good books as possible during my office season.
4. Learn to cook.
5. Do more charity work.
Do you have any favorite ‘tomboy’ style essentials right now? What are they?
Advice to women getting up, looking in the mirror and getting dressed in the morning…
Breathe. And give yourself some credit.
What are your favorite cities for food? What restaurants do you go to in each?
Seattle: Six Seven restaurant inside Edgewater hotel
In the same vein as ‘what is the new black’ in fashion, what’s the new potato right now?
*Erin Andrews, photographed at Landmarc in New York, NY by Danielle Kosann.