On Friday of last week, I had the great pleasure of being joined by celebrities, Giuliana and Bill Rancic of the hit reality series “Giuliana and Bill” to discuss NIVEA’s Kiss of a Lifetime contest and season five of “Giuliana and Bill”!
Giuliana and Bill Rancic of the Style Network’s hit reality TV series “Giuliana and Bill.”
Candace: Can you tell us about the Kiss of a Lifetime contest?
Bill Rancic: “Well, this Kiss of a Lifetime contest is amazing. We are searching for America’s most deserving couple. We want every couple out there to go to NIVEA’s facebook page and tell us their story of love; tell us how they were able to triumph maybe some obstacles that were in their way in 2011 and want to hear their stories; and we’re going to to narrow all the entries down over the nice couple of months. We’re going to pick five finalists and we’re going to fly those five finalists right here to New York City and we’re going to pick one deserving couple.”
Candace: Can you tell us more about the contest- so they get a chance to spend New Years Eve with you?
Giuliana Rancic: “That’s right. The deserving couple’s going to be with us right in Times Square on the NIVEA Kiss stage which is the best place in the world to be on New Years- trust me; we did it last year. And so they’re going to be with us, it’s VIP everything- 3 days/2 nights in New York City and they’re also going to appear in a NIVEA commercial which is pretty incredible.”
Bill Rancic: “It’s rock star treatment.”
Giuliana Rancic: “It really is. It’s definitely one of the best contests I’ve every heard about on facebook, so all you have to do is go to NIVEA’s facebook page and you don’t have to write anything too long or crazy, just a sweet simple story about why you’ve overcome some obstacles and how you’ve triumped in your relationship.”
Candace: So as long as you’re a member of facebook, you’re good to go.
Giuliana Rancic: “Exactly.”
Bill Rancic: “Yeah, it’s as easy as it gets.”
Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah, just facebook. Just go right to the NIVEA page, it’s very easy to find.”
Head over to NIVEA’s facebook page for more information on the Kiss of a Lifetime contest – Facebook.com/NiveaUSA
Candace: As co-authors of the book, “I Do, Now What?“; what advice do you have for couples?
Bill Rancic: “Well, one of the big tips we offer in the book is something that we started early on in our relationship and that’s something we call ‘checking in’ and it’s a real simple exercise- once every three or four weeks we sit down and we just check in with each other and that’s an opportunity for us to share what’s going on that’s good in the relationship and maybe some things that need a little bit of work. But what it does is it’s a very proactive move because it prevents major blowups from happening.”
Giuliana and Bill Rancic co-authors of, I Do, Now What? – Amazon.com
Candace: And as for your hit series “Giuliana and Bill”, will there be a season five?
Giuliana Rancic: “We’re actually talking about that right now; so we’ve already shot a little bit because we’re opening up a restaurant in Chicago in January. So we’ve been shooting all those scenes, so it’s been an amazing run; it really has been. And this show has helped a lot of people with their journey trying to have a baby, since we’re talking a lot publicly about our journey to have a baby. So it’s just wonderful to be part of a reality show that’s not scandalous; that’s not controversial in the wrong ways. I mean this is a really wholesome great show and this past season got its highest ratings ever which is pretty incredible.”
Candace: Well, that’s amazing! I also heard that you started a new fashion line.
Giuliana Rancic: “That’s right. I’m actually working on it right now, it’ll be out-“
Bill Rancic: “Fashionista!”
Giuliana Rancic: “The fashionista; it’ll be out in February, so I’ve been working hard. Bill actually gives me some advice too; he’s good. Like he doesn’t take any time to debate anything. Like you show him something and he goes ‘I hate it” and you show him something ‘I love it’ and I always agree with what he says. It’s pretty incredible. He has a good eye.”
Bill Rancic: “It’s like when you buy art; you’ve just got to trust your gut.”
Giuliana Rancic: “That’s true.”
Candace: Oh absolutely, that’s the way to be. Honesty is the best policy!
Candace: I spoke with you (Giuliana) in March and you gave me advice on the DDF, and I absolutely love it!
Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah. Oh good, I’m so glad you like it. Okay, good; see I know what I’m talking about.”
Candace: You do know what you’re talking about.
Giuliana Rancic: “You know I don’t talk much about politics, that sort of thing. Because as you know-“
Bill Rancic: “Thank God.” (laughing)
Giuliana Rancic: “On the news I’m talking about Britney Spears, so I don’t want to try to like I-“
Bill Rancic: “She’s going to talk about the 9-9-9 plan.”
Giuliana Rancic: “Yeah, I love the 9-9-9 plan. But anyways, aside from that; I definitely do take great pride in being able to share advice when it comes to beauty products and fashion, that sort of thing. I love giving, especially women that information.”
Giuliana and Bill Rancic. Photo credit: Jeff Sciortino – People.com
Candace: Well, thank you. Do you guys have any additional tips or information you’d like to share this morning?
Bill Rancic: “Well, we certainly want to encourage everyone to go to the NIVEA; to NIVEA’s facebook page and submit their story because we know firsthand that last year was truly the opportunity of a lifetime for us and we’re hoping to share that opportunity with someone else because there is no better way to bring in the New Year than to be on that NIVEA Kiss stage, it is spectacular.”
Candace: On Monday, just a few days after my interview with Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Giuliana disclosed on NBC’s “Today” show that she had recently been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. I just want to take a moment to wish Giuliana a healthy and speedy recovery. She is truly a remarkable person with a great personality, strength, courage and determination. My thoughts and prayers are with the Rancic’s and their extended families, and of course that new baby that we know will be here in the near future! 🙂