Kelly Ripa owns a weird little spot in my heart. I’m generally averse to morning show-style patter and generally avoid wakeup television except for the Charlie Rose-helmed CBS Morning Show. (In case you’ve always suspected that I’m a senior citizen masquerading as a 20-something New Yorker, there’s another piece of evidence for your conspiracy.) Every now and then, though, I stumble across Live with Kelly and Michael, and I’m struck by how warm, quick and funny Kelly is. She’s not a host I’d expect to like, but she wins me over within minutes every single time.
Kelly’s not as ardently followed by paparazzi as some of the folks that we feature, but because she lives in Soho and has a fancy media job, New York photogs do get their fair share of pictures of her. We went through those photos to come up with a summary of Kelly’s bag collection, and what we discovered is that Kelly is like a lot of us – she buys a nice bag and then uses it over and over again, until it’s worn out or she gets sick of it in favor of something new. Other than the tight workout regime, Ripa might be one of us, which is perhaps what makes her so totally likable in the first place.