Rachael Ray is going to be on Nightline tonight. Since they have already done the interview, they released a few teasers to get people to watch. In the interview she discusses amongst other things, how she feels the world credit crisis is affecting the various growing economies in the world. OK, so she in fact does not discuss that, but does talk about her FHM shoot from five years ago in the hopes I guess that maybe there will be lots of internet searches for the photos and that people will think she is sexy. I have posted all the photos before, but I'm too lazy to look them up on here and link to them.
She also discusses the fact that she is uncomfortable making $18M a year. Not so uncomfortable where she will give it back mind you or to stop increasing it by endorsing healthy foods like Dunkin Donuts. I mean I am a prime example of how healthy eating a balanced breakfast of a dozen donuts can make you look like a FHM pictorial.
She says that she doesn't regret doing the Dunkin Donuts ads. Of course she doesn't. They paid her a truck load of money for doing it and she can sleep easy at night by talking about how they contributed to her foundation as part of the deal. Uh huh. And how much went to the foundation compared to the truck load of money she got personally paid?
In the one part of the interview I respect her for she does say that she is not a chef.
“I'm not a chef. I haven't created any new technique in the kitchen. I'm not a rocket scientist. I think I'm good at writing accessible, fun, and affordable meals for the average American family. That's what I think I'm good at.”
She says that she is just a waitress who got lucky. I'm willing to give her more credit than that. I'm also not judging her for what she has done because I think she at least has become famous for something and has taken what people are willing to give her. She does work hard at what she does. I think most of us would do the exact same thing if given the opportunity. I just like having a little fun at her expense.