“I’m back … as your Main Stage host for the 2020 @essencefest … join us !!!!! #NewOrleans,” the daytime talk show host captioned a gallery slideshow which featured pictures from past festivals.
Fans commented underneath the announcement and congratulated the comedian on her gig. “Yay! You did a great job last year and I cannot wait to see you again this year,” one user wrote. Another commenter wrote, “Keep rising to the top @comiclonilove You are an amazing presence! CONGRATULATIONS"
A third fan wrote, “CONGRATS @comiclonilove you did a great job last year, no wonder your back to host again this year. Enjoy.”
The Soul Plane actress has had an eventful past few months. In November 2019, Loni launched her first-ever clothing line with Ashley Stewart. The collection, titled The Loni Love X Ashley Stewart Holiday Collection, featured various items ranging from casual wear to formal attire with affordable items which started at $40 and included sizes starting from 10 to 3X.
The comedian released a statement in which she detailed her business ventures and revealed that she had been wearing Ashley Stewart’s clothing for years. “As someone that has been wearing Ashley Stewart for as long as I can remember, collaborating with the Ashley family on my first-ever fashion partnership has been a dream come true,” Loni explained.
She continued, “Ashley Stewart is so much more than a clothing brand; it’s a movement and a lifestyle empowering and changing the lives of everyday women. I’m honored and so excited to grow my partnership with Ashley Stewart by curating this year’s Fall/Winter holiday collection and can’t wait to see how my curvy community rocks these looks all season long!”
Among other projects the host has in store for her fans, her memoir I Tried To Change So You Don’t Have To is set to release in May 2020. Loni told OK! exclusively, “I got it all, I’m revealing a lot of stuff. ” She added, “I'm revealing what I did to get my first deal. People don't understand what it takes. I'm revealing my first award. I’m revealing how I got on The Real. I'm revealing what it was like working with Chelsea. It's a lot of stuff in the entertainment industry that I'm revealing.”
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