A second Playboy appearance? Not yet: But, the sexy supermodel Carol Alt did strip during the opening of her eponymous show, A Healthy You & Carol Alt, yesterday and today. Sorry fellows, the long-legged, mini-dress clad lovely only took off her tagline at the beginning of her program. But, it is a start!
This week, Carol decided to scratch her solipsist intro, “I’m Carol Alt. I’ve been on the cover of more than 700 magazines and traveled the world for photo shoots and movies….I’m just like every person watching this show, and I want to help make a healthy you.” Instead, she aired the same title graphics and opening music but stripped off the annoying tagline (and its concomitant mag and vid footage). When the camera panned to a radiant, smiling Carol, she more intimately welcomed her viewers, simply saying, “Welcome to A Healthy You: I’m Carol Alt.”
Changing her show further for the better, Carol eschewed her earlier esoteric modus operandi with her experts and their arcane argot in favor of a more audience-friendly approach without the fitness pedagogues. Instead, she featured “ugly duckling” model and actress Heidi Albertsen (with childhood weight and eczema issues), a plain spoken expert (GMO’s), and an active navy physician (type-2 diabetes). Finally, she closed with her signature “Ask Carol” segment, exhorting her viewers to personal responsibility and fitness.
If her show today is precedent for the future, Carol has markedly transformed her program for the better. She still seems somewhat stilted in her speech and her mannerisms: But, she should be able to work out those challenges over time. And, hopefully, she will continue to tailor the program to meet her own and her audience’s expectations.