It was ex-football player Michael Strahan who eventually ended up landing the gig.
The sexy looking female sensation has about a gallery of nudes online.
Her ethnicity is 75% Italian 25% Irish.
Kelly Ripa's daily fashion display is back — the Live! Ripa got her start in the entertainment business as an actress on the daytime soap opera All My Children in 1990.
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Since 2001, Ripa has been showcasing her excessive perkiness on Live! After original co-host Regis Philbin left in 2011, there was a string of celebrity fill-ins that included Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris, and Howie Mandel.