One of the biggest perks of being a part of a website that covers social events and lifestyle in the Garden State is getting a chance to meet all the celebrities who live in or visit the great state of New Jersey. So the OMJ staff decided to share our best fan moments of the year.
Reporter Kelly Dillon’s picks (in addition to meeting the one and only Sarah Jessica Parker, above!):
This could go down as one of the most epic OMJ selfies of all time! How could I not ask the legendary Nutley native to pose for a quick pic with me after chatting it up at her book signing at Williams-Sonoma in Short Hills!? We took this pic right after Martha revealed to me that she loves eating at Rutt’s Hut in Clifton. Could she be anymore perfect!?
It was such a thrill to finally meet the OG of the Real Housewives of New Jersey at the US Launch Party for Truss back in November. Tre couldn’t have been any sweeter and we had a lovely chat on the red carpet about her four adorable daughters and her buzzworthy reunion with one-time frenemy Danielle Staub.
The RHONJ fashionista was one of our very first Housewives interviews. Melissa gave us a tour of her fabulous Montclair boutique Envy by Melissa Gorga and she invited us back to celebrate with her at the RHONJ Premiere After Party.
Producer Morgan Murrell’s picks:
It’s not often you get to meet a Hollywood legend, but that’s exactly what happened when OMJ covered the VIP preview of the new Marilyn Monroe exhibit at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. The West Orange resident and co-host of The View was just as wonderful in-person as she is on-screen. Three words to describe Whoopi: humble, hilarious and human.
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Getting to interview the woman behind one of my favorite Netflix obsessions, Orange is the New Black, was a dream come true. She stopped by for a discussion at Hudson County Community College to open up about her real life experience in the same prison Teresa Giudice completed her sentence. Discovering her passion to create change within America’s criminial justice system and help prisoners after they’ve been released made our meeting even more worthwhile.
Associate producer Hannah Chambers’s pick:
Talent & social media coordinator Nicole Musa’s picks:
Wait, what?! Meeting Martha Stewart at a signing for her newest book, Martha Stewart’s Vegetables, was of course really dope because um MARTHA STEWART, but also because the domesticated diva is my personal idol. It’s not everyday a Jersey gal creates an empire of lace and lavender perfection. Yes, her skin is even more flawless in person. I am not worthy.
So meeting my low-key favorite Bravo housewife was super duper fabulous too. Although I love all the ‘RHONJ’ ladies, Kathy Wakile has always held a special place in my heart. Not only is she obsessed with her mom and loves to bake, like moi — she’s incredibly down to earth and full of life! I mean, we took Snapchat dog filter selfies together. ‘Nuff said.
Did you snag a celebrity selfie this year? We want to see it! Just hashtag #omjstyle on your Instagram post and it will automatically show up in our style section.