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Giuliana Rancic gives back!

Giuliana Rancic supports Bright Pink at Westfield Old Orchard.

When E! News host and reality star Giuliana Rancic was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she turned to Chicago activist Lindsay Avner of Bright Pink for support. Now a healthy new mom, Rancic is giving back. She recently hosted Bright Night! at Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie. The event was a launch party for the Bright Pink Book, a booklet featuring discounts exclusive to Westfield Old Orchard stores to benefit Bright Pink. The fabulous night featured a fashion show with clothing from stores in the book, a makeover reveal from Fab-U-Wish, as well as a performance by G.R.L. We caught up with Rancic before the event.

You have a lot going on, with E! News, Giuliana & Bill and your family. How important is it for you to do something like this for Bright Pink?
It’s so important. People always ask me, ‘How do you do it all?’ and I think that when you love what you are doing and you are passionate about what you are doing, you find a way to do it all. It’s so important to get out there and educate people and hopefully change a life or save a life.

What do you love most about Chicago?
Oh, god, what don’t I love about Chicago? I’m obsessed with it. Chicago is my favorite city in the world, well, besides Naples, Italy, where I’m from, but it’s definitely my favorite city in the country. I just love the people—nicest people in the world. Also, I think visually it’s a beautiful city. The fact that you have high-rises and this beautiful architecture against the backdrop of this beautiful lake, I mean, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen.

What are your plans for the future in Chicago?
I definitely want to be based here one day. Our reality show is moving to E! starting in October, so we’ll be shooting even more in Chicago. E! loves Chicago, and they love to really showcase the Midwest. It’ll be nice to show the E! audience how fabulous Chicago is.

And where might we spot you, Giuliana?
RPM Italian, of course, Starbucks on Oak Street, The Original Pancake House off Rush Street, walking down Michigan Avenue and fitting baby Duke’s car seat into a new ride at Bentley Gold Coast