One of your three FY30s administratrixes (administratrices?) was part of the team that launched Mediaite, which has a feature called the Power Grid that seems to have garnered some attention, because despite their complaints people love lists and rankings and all that stuff. Anyway! The particular administratrix in question took a little look to see how some Fuck Yeah Thirtysomethings were doing in the rankings. And looky here! Former-Survivor-finalist-turned-View-cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck does pretty well! She’s #9 on the list of TV Anchors/Hosts, sandwiched between David Letterman and Matt Lauer. Rawr. She’s just two behind her co-host, Media Grande Dame Barbara Walters (who could not have been any more Fuck Yeah in her 30s - that’s when she broke into the TV bigtime as a co-host on the Today Show, trailblazing for women as she fought like hell to be recognized for her work, and then followed it up by nabbing great interviews).
Anyhow! Hasselbeck! Love her or hate her (depending on your side of the political divide), you can’t deny that she’s (a) passionate (b) outspoken and (c) hot. She’s not always (d) correct or (d) informed but she’s got (e) convictions and (f) is one of a number of FY30s women unembarrassed by their pregnancy curves, and providing inspiration that some good old fashioned sweat can get that body back. (We’ll take her word for it; sometimes, being FY means taking a nap on the couch.) The point is, love her or hate her (see above) she’s an FY30s powerhouse. And can you think of another Surviver person who’s even come close? She’s one of few who made the leap from reality TV guinea pig to bona fide legit-TV superstar. Love her or hate her, that’s pretty fuck yeah.