Who is Randy Fenoli?
Randy Fenoli is an American television presenter and fashion designer from Mount Vernon, Illinois. He is mainly known for his work on Wedding Dresses and his own TV Show Randy to the Rescue and Say Yes to the Dress. He was the Fashion Director for the wedding dress store Kleinfeld Bridal from 2007 to 2012
Randy Fenoli Career
He grew up with a love of fashion and began sewing dresses when he was only nine years old. Fenoli finally expanded his efforts into the areas of make-up artistry, hair styling, and entertainment.
Fenoli won the Miss Gay America competition in 1990 where he performed as Brandi Alexander. He then used the money to enroll at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology.
While at the school, he won several awards for design and achievement. After graduating, he launched two bridal industry collections: Randy Fenoli for the Diamond Collection and Randy Fenoli for Dressy Creations. He is also a recipient of two DEBI awards (Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry), the most prestigious award for bridal designers.
Fenoli was offered a job working for Vivian Dessy Diamond, of the Vivian Diamond company. Finally, his design experience paid off when he was offered a job at Kleinfield. Fenoli is now an independent consultant. Randy co-hosted on Toronto’s number one rated talk show The Marilyn Denis Show. He has also served as the main correspondent during TLC’S Royal Wedding live broadcast and event from Times Square.
Before succeeding in his design career, Fenoli had some regular old jobs. He had his first official job as a cashier at a gas station and was later promoted to manager to open up their new gas station/convenience store. He also worked as a makeup artist, was a hairdresser, waited tables at restaurants, and also had a gig as a personal chef. He is now an independent consultant. Since 1992, he has been a fashion designer. And in 2007 he made his television debut on the U.S. cable channel TLC with Say Yes To The Dress, where his wit and fashion sensibilities charmed viewers.
How Old is Randy Fenoli?
He is 59 years old as of February 2023, having been born on January 30, 1964, in Mount Vernon, Illinois, U.S. Randy Fenoli shares his birthday with celebrities such as; Biggy Norris, Brooke Hyland, Ashton Myler, Amelia Dimoldenberg, Phil Lester, and many more.
Randy Fenoli Family
Who are Randy Fenoli’s Parents?
Fenoli was born on a cattle farm in Southern Illinois. In an interview, he said that his father was pretty abusive, and he prayed for his whole life to get away from him and get off that farm. His mother’s name is Jeanette Fenoli and is a World War II veteran.
At the age of nine, Fenoli’s mother brought home a sewing machine and supplies on the night. Her mother had planned to make her own clothing but she realized she was less than talented as a seamstress. While leaving for work the following morning, his mother told him not to touch her sewing machine or good scissors. Randy could not believe his nature and left the machine untouched. He sat down and then made a dress from a pattern. He left it for his mom to discover when she came home and loved it.
Her mother wore the dress to work the following day and also asked him to make more clothing.
Does Randy Fenoli have Siblings?
He was born the youngest of seven children. He has a brother named Nick.
Randy Fenoli Spouse
Being openly gay, Fenoli has been in a long-term relationship with a man named Michael Landry. However, Michael passed away in 2021, and Randy is now in a relationship with his boyfriend Mete Kobal.
Randy Fenoli Say Yes to the Dress
Fenoli has been a fashion designer since 1992. He made his television debut on U.S. channel TLC with Say Yes To The Dress, where his wit and fashion sensibilities charmed viewers. Fenoli has hosted Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best, broadcast in Spain and Italy, and Randy to the Rescue since 2011.
The show follows events at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan. He helps brides find their perfect wedding dress. On the show, Fenoli and Kleinfeld consultants are nearly pushed to their limit as they juggle tighter-than-usual deadlines and demanding entourages in order to make every bride’s dream come true”.
Fenoli is seen by millions of viewers each week. He holds the philosophy that no matter what her size, age, or shape, EVERY woman is beautiful. He has also appeared as a guest on many television shows, including, The Today Show, The View, Rachel Ray, Extra, Get Married, and The Martha Stewart Show.
Randy To The Rescue
On Randy to the rescue, Fenoli travels the country with a semi-truck filled with wedding gowns and accessories helping brides find their dream wedding dress at his ultimate pop-up bridal salon.
He selects three lucky brides who have said Yes to their dress and then, with the help of a hairstylist and makeup artist, transforms these brides from head to hem. He then presents each with a bridal blueprint for her wedding day.
Randy Fenoli Collection
The Silver Springs Collection includes wedding dresses designed for brides wanting to make a statement.
It is rich with gorgeous fabrics of luxurious crepe, sequin plaid tulle, and blush floral organza, the Silver Springs collection truly embraces the love of details.
Randy Fenoli Dress Prices | Randy Fenoli Dresses Prices
Most of Fenoli’s dresses cost between $1,500 and $3,000. It’s not unusual for a bride on Say Yes to the Dress to spend $5,000 or more on a gown. Fenoli’s collection is size-inclusive.
Randy Fenoli Antoinette
Randy’s Antoinette’s main features are its sweetheart neckline, off-the-shoulder sleeves, and basque waist.
Randy Fenoli Television Shows
- 2007 – present: Say Yes to the Dress, TLC
- 2011–2013: Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best, TLC
- 2012–2016: Randy to the Rescue, TLC
- 2016: Say Yes To The Dress Benelux S1, TLC
- 2017: Say Yes To The Dress Benelux S2, TLC
Randy Fenoli Height
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 7 inches (1.7 m) and a weight of 70kg (154 lbs).
Randy Fenoli Salary and Net Worth
Fenoli has had a successful career in the bridal industry and gigs on television that don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Randy is worth $8 million and has a salary of $3 million. Being that he lives in New York, his life is not cheap at all.
Now that he is an independent consultant, he earns greatly from what he does. “Why should I work for someone else in a full-time job when I can earn $20,000 for a four-hour personal appearance?” he asked in his interview with The New York Times.