Kelly Ripa kept it real at last night’s Oscars. The “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” host dropped jaws on the annual Academy Awards’ red carpet alongside husband Mark Consuelos – 49-year-old Kelly rocked up in a stunning and strapless black dress from designer Christian Siriano.
While Kelly looked every inch the Hollywood starlet on the red carpet, the blonde was happy to let fans know about the fakery as she appeared in video mode during the lengthy hair and makeup prep ahead of the awards.
Yes, Kelly has admitted that just about everything from her big night was fake.
Footage of Kelly undergoing her Oscars glam was posted to the “Live!” Instagram account via its stories, with Kelly seen in a behind-the-scenes moment just before hitting the red carpet. The star was already in her dazzling, billowing, and strapless black dress, with her parted blonde hair looking as perfect as her makeup.
“Look at me, listen to me,” Kelly began, adding:
“Every part is fake, none of this is reality, except for this ring.”
“It’s all body makeup, fake hair, fake lashes, the nose is contoured,” Ripa let fans know.
Kelly didn’t do her look by half this year. The star had her entire body covered in makeup, even admitting to this as she spoke to co-host Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet – Ryan was doing the rounds interviewing just about everybody as they arrived.
“I’m wearing full body makeup and I don’t want to get it on you or you, my two husbands,” she said as husband Mark stood by her side.
Kelly also added that is was her “honor” to wear Siairnoa’s designs – the star is a big fan of the designer.
Kelly may have relied on heavy cosmetics for the finishing touches, but the “All My Children” alum’s body steers clear of the fakery. Kelly is one of the fittest Hollywood women in her age bracket, having recently shown off her rock-hard abs and toned arms while dancing to Shakira in a series of Super Bowl-themed videos.
Kelly had worked her moves to the Colombian’s tunes in a dance studio, reminding fans that her gym-honed frame is literally all muscle.
Then again, there might be a superhuman power to Kelly’s fitness, per her words.
Kelly might be pint-sized, but she’s steely-strong. Speaking to The Cut in 2019, the star revealed that her body has an almost superhero-like and child-like quality to it.
“I was talking to a cardiologist and he said to make sure your heart beats out of your chest every day. The more you exercise, the healthier it is. And I can be honest: My body looks like Peter Pan no matter what I do. I’ve never been a va-va-voom woman,” Kelly told the media outlet.