Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Feature: You Go Girl! Featuring TV Personality Farah Nasser!

Every random Sunday I feature a blogger, artist, photographer, makeup artist, actress, socialite or all around awesome person on my blog in a feature I like to call "You Go Girl!" or in some cases "You Go Boy!".

This week Ill be featuring a beautiful Canadian journalist named Farah Nasser.  She is currently an Anchor/Reporter for Toronto TV station CP24 and is also co-host with Nathan Downer on CP24 Live at 5:30.

I remember seeing Farah when she was at her previous gig on CityTv and thinking there someones on TV with my name! Besides the obvious name connection she was stunning, smart and had a way of connecting with her audience that I loved.

I was lucky enough to steal a few moments of Farah's busy day to chat with her about beauty & her career for this edition of "You Go Girl!"

Farah (nice name ;)) tell us a little about who are you & why are you so fabulous?
I’m a news anchor with CP24 in Toronto.  I’ve been a journalist for more than a decade.  I don’t know if I’m fabulous but I sure am blessed with an amazing career, loving family, wonderful friends – and a couple of AMAZING make-up artists!

Being on TV and in the spotlight Im sure you have tried your fair share of beauty products SO, what beauty products have you learned about in the industry that have become a fav?
Wearing full TV make-up everyday is tough on the skin so to give my face a good scrub I rely on Vasanti’s Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator.  As for make-up, at work we use a lot of MAC.  When I’m rushing out to cover a story, (and have to do my make up in the news van) I’ll grab my “go-to” kit.  It includes MAC 80% Lipliner, Velvet Teddy Lipstick, the Noterity eye-shadow pallet, C4 Studio fix and Mascara.  A good camera-man will always tell you when he’s making a sharp turn or quick stop so you don’t end up with mascara on your forehead!

Your favorite beauty treatment is?

Do I have to choose one?  How about I wrap it all up into one very relaxing day?  I’d start with a super hydrating facial at Pure + Simple, followed by a soak in the waters at Body Blitz Spa and then finish out with a blow out at Fuss Hair Studio with my genius of a hairdresser Martha.  Ah, that’s heaven.

You're in a huge rush, what one beauty product do you grab?

Concealer.  My cousins and I have all been given the genetic Nasser dark circles.
Are there any makeup or beauty faux pas you really cant stand? 
The Indian girl geisha look (aka foundation too light for your skin).  Mind you, I have to admit I’ve been guilty of it in the past.
Are you guilty of any yourself? 
My other ‘oops’ moment was in the late 90s.  Dark dark lipstick (ie Revlon’s Toast of New York or MAC’s Paramount)  My girlfriends now lovingly refer to it as my ‘tar lips’ faze.
Do you have any beauty secrets? 
Navy eye liner underneath and brown on top – courtesy of my make up artist Spring Roy (@makeup4tv).  The combo really makes brown eyes pop!
How did you get your start in television, was it that summer job you landed at CNN New Delhi years ago?
CNN was an incredible experience but I started few years before that.  When I was 18, I did a co-op placement at Rogers Television in Peel and fell in love with reporting.  From there, I moved on to various TV stations and attended Ryerson for Radio and Television Arts
Who would you say have been some of your favorite celebs/people to work with during your career? 
When it comes to stars Gerard Bulter is hilarious!  I’ve also enjoyed interviewing Will Farrell, Ryan Gosling, Keanu Reeves, Keira Knightly, Jonah Hill, Gene Simmons, Drake….to name a few.
Favorite career highlight & why?
My job is to push, to find out the answers that people sitting at home want to know.  The G20 was a prime example of that and a huge highlight for me.  We put police on the spot.  It sure doesn’t make you popular but it’s the purpose of journalism.  I’ll also never forget the big east coast blackout, I covered the transportation angle and slept at Pearson Airport for days.  SARS, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina all stick out in my mind.  I’m very lucky, my job is a front row seat to history.

What can people expect from Farah Nasser in the future?
National news, more in-depth reporting and politics, perhaps?  Covering elections are like the Oscars for me.  I guess you’ll have to tune in to CP24 and find out.
Thank you so much Farah for taking the time out to chat with us here at We cant wait to see what the future holds for you!
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Jen said...

Amazing write up on her! I admit, I wasn't impressed with a few of the things she said about TO police during the G20 but realize that comes with the territory of policing and journalism. Regardless, I enjoy her personality on TV and think she was a great subject for your blog. Brilliant job Farahs :)

Anonymous said...

Great interview Farah! I have seen her on CP24 many times. I think we need to see you on Breakfast Television or Maybe on Steven and Chris doing the makeup tips!

The Shopping Enthusiast on April 9, 2012 at 9:22 PM said...

I'm loving the fact that you interviewed a fabulous Canadian gal!! Great choice Farah, really enjoyed this!!!

Designwali on April 17, 2012 at 6:01 PM said...

Great interview. Glad to know I wasn't alone with the paramount lips.

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