Wendy Williams makes no apologies for being Wendy Williams.
“I’m a little too long in the tooth now to change exactly who I am, and exactly who I am is exactly what got me to the first seat of my six-week sneak peek, and exactly who I am has gotten me to eight seasons,” the talk show host recently told CNNMoney. “I’m not here as a popularity contest for interpersonal communication. I’m here to get on TV and entertain millions of people and make them smile every day. If that is all I have to do, then I’m fantastically happy.”
“The Wendy Williams Show” launched with a trial run in 2008 and quickly became a nationally syndicated hit. Williams credits her appeal, particularly among women in her audience, to her “transparency.”