The destiny of Bravo-lebrity couple Paige DeSorbo and Craig Conover appears to be … extra of the identical.
The “Summer season Home” (her) and “Southern Appeal” (him) paramours debated the standing of their two-year long-distance relationship on the Season 7 finale of “Summer season Home,” which aired final Sunday.
Conover, the Stitching Down South founder, needs to hit milestones like dwelling collectively, getting engaged, and beginning a household — in Charleston, South Carolina.
Nonetheless, DeSorbo has hustled onerous for a profession that spans three Bravo TV reveals, the Giggly Squad podcast, and internet hosting her personal purchasing dwell stream on Amazon Stay.
Understandably, the 30-year-old doesn’t wish to depart New York Metropolis, the place so many alternatives are based mostly.
Whereas they’re seemingly at an deadlock, DeSorbo did comply with cohabitate with Conover of their respective cities.
“If the roles had been reversed and Craig, as a 30-year-old man, stated he needed to deal with his profession and wait to get married, everybody would reward him and inform him he has a very good head on his shoulders,” DeSorbo advised The Put up. “However relating to me saying it, individuals assume issues: ‘Oh, you don’t love your boyfriend.’ This might not be farther from the reality.”
For the second, it’s all working for the telegenic twosome, who share three Bravo reveals between them — all however guaranteeing year-round TV protection.
“Final 12 months, I used to be on TV from September till the center of the summer season,” DeSorbo famous. “Craig and I’ve reverse schedules, so once I’m filming, he’s airing. After I’m airing, he’s filming. I’m on ‘Southern Appeal’ extra now as a result of I am going all the way down to Charleston to go to him.”
The 2 seem on “Summer season Home,” “Winter Home” and “Southern Appeal,” a crossover feat achieved by only a few actuality TV stars, who primarily keep in a single lane.
Whereas “Summer season Home” and “Winter Home” proceed the identical theme of throwing attractive strangers right into a home to see what drama ensues (simply in several places and seasons), “Southern Appeal” is restricted to a gaggle of socialites dwelling in Charleston.
Conover has been on “Southern Appeal” because it debuted in 2014. The 2 met in 2019 and began courting in 2021 after filming “Winter Home” collectively.
“We’re quite a bit higher at courting lengthy distance than we thought we’d be,” DeSorbo stated of their north-south commute. “It’s a special expertise in your 30s than while you’re in faculty and you’ve got a long-distance boyfriend who goes to a special faculty.”
Plus, DeSorbo is on the street often, touring along with her girl-power Giggly Squad podcast-turned-live-show. Paige and her co-host, Hannah Berner, are promoting out 3,000-seat venues throughout the nation.
The Giggly Squad was born out of pandemic lockdowns. DeSorbo and her former “Summer season Home” castmate Berner had been quarantining at their respective mother and father’ home — and bored out of their minds.
“Hannah and I had been on FaceTime actually the entire day as a result of there was nothing else to do,” DeSorbo stated. “We might ask one another questions on our mother and father and simply snigger so onerous. We felt like we had been little youngsters in highschool being dwelling for therefore lengthy.”
One of the best mates moved their no-holds-barred chats to Instagram Stay each night time at 10 p.m. and began to realize viewers. Momentum was constructing till Paige needed to depart to movie season 5 of “Summer season Home.”
In order that they switched codecs to a podcast and the Giggly Squad actually took off.
“We actually don’t have any boundaries,” DeSorbo stated. “It’s very uncooked and actual. It’s unedited and it’s our true-true personalities. On TV, individuals watch us as soon as per week for 45 minutes by way of an editor’s interpretation of our personalities. One of many causes we began the podcast was so individuals may see our true personalities.”
Does DeSorbo fear about being canceled for any off-the-cuff feedback?
“No,” she emphasised. “We dwell in such a canceled tradition you can get canceled for something. I imply, Kate Middleton nearly obtained canceled for carrying purple nail polish. If we ever stated something to offend somebody, we’d instantly apologize.”
Thus far, so good. In reality, after two years of unbelievable success with the podcast, Berner, who excursions as a comic, felt they may parlay their Giggly Squad content material right into a dwell present.
At first, DeSorbo was nervous concerning the prospect of occurring stage dwell.
“I’m in awe of standup comedians like Hannah who can go on a darkish stage and discuss to individuals for an hour,” she stated. “She’s nice at controlling a crowd. Clearly, we have now a very good rapport on our podcast, but additionally up on stage. We’re each so quick-witted with one another that it feels straightforward.”
Audiences are responding enthusiastically. The Giggly Squad has offered out golf equipment and theaters in New York, Austin, San Diego, Phoenix, and Denver.
“The tour might be essentially the most enjoyable factor in my life that I do,” the high-achieving multi-tasker stated. “With the ability to journey with my finest buddy, and to fulfill all of the those that take heed to our podcast and carry out for them is superb. It’s an actual pinch-me second understanding that there’s 3,000 women in New York Metropolis shopping for tickets to come back see me carry out.”
DeSorbo additionally has the excellence of being the primary actuality TV persona on Amazon Stay, which she compares to QVC for a youthful technology.
5 years in the past, she began on the purchasing platform as a mannequin and was progressively allowed to work together with the host to point out off trend hacks (like carrying a washing go well with as a bodysuit).
Quickly after, she started internet hosting her personal one-hour dwell stream, advising viewers on what to put on to a marriage within the South or dressing for the workplace on a price range.
“It was precisely what I’d at all times needed to do, marrying trend and speaking right into a digicam,” she stated of the livestream purchasing expertise. “Viewers watch me strive on garments, see the way it matches and the way it matches with different items and equipment. It’s like having a Barbie within the dressing room for you.”
As a trend influencer, DeSorbo additionally works with manufacturers like Nike, Maybelline, Tommy John, and Tula.
The brunette additionally seems on the “In the present day” present sometimes as a trend knowledgeable.
Her dream job? Internet hosting a morning present like “Stay with Kelly and Mark.”
Rising up in Loudonville, New York, simply exterior Albany, the budding fashionista and former youngster mannequin thumbed by way of “Vogue,” ripping out pages and recreating the appears at shops like Endlessly 21.
On Instagram, DeSorbo would characteristic her chic-on-a-budget outfits and even began doing a bit referred to as “Entrance Paige Information.”
She attended the close by School of Saint Rose for broadcast journalism and, after commencement, moved to New York Metropolis and labored at ABC Information. In 2017, a buddy reached out with a chance to fulfill with casting brokers for “Summer season Home.”
The Hamptons-based present was searching for new castmates for Season 3 after some stars had dropped out.
The assembly was fast, and since DeSorbo didn’t hear again for a number of months, the chance was forgotten.
Apparently, behind the scenes, there was debate about casting the younger go-getter.
“No person needed to solid me,” DeSorbo stated, laughing. “Bravo and the manufacturing firm had been at odds, however I had no thought. I used to be requested to come back in for a gathering at Bravo, which I assumed was regular, however truly it wasn’t.”
She dressed to the nines for her assembly with the Bravo executives, together with a pair of too-tight inexperienced pumps from Zara.
“They harm so dangerous, and my foot was bleeding contained in the shoe,” DeSorbo recalled. “They had been asking me questions and I couldn’t reply. So, I stated, ‘I’m so sorry, however my foot is gushing blood proper now and I can’t focus.’ And that’s what ended up getting me solid.”
By the subsequent weekend, she was filming “Summer season Home” within the Hamptons.
I’ve at all times needed to be within the leisure business,” DeSorbo stated. “By no means in my wildest goals did I believe it was going to be on ‘Summer season Home’ or actuality TV normally, however I’m very grateful for the platform Bravo has given me.”
Paige additionally fan-girls one other Bravo franchise, “The Actual Housewives of New Jersey.”
“My household is Italian, so I understood them essentially the most,” she stated. “I’ll always remember when RHONJ premiered. They’ll at all times be my favourite.”
However she doesn’t suppose she’s prepared for the Actual Housewives herself — but.
“A Actual Housewife is such a special animal,” she described. “I don’t know if I’d be a very good match for ‘Housewives.’ They’re a bit extra combative than I sometimes wish to be, however I’d by no means say by no means.”