Clinton Kelly talks being fabulous on budget


"Fabulousness is about the state of your mind, not about the state of your paycheck," Kelly says.

Kelly is on a mission. He wants women to "be all that they can be," and he wants them to know, it doesn't have to cost a lot of money.

His latest book, "Freakin' Fabulous on a Budget" outlines ways anyone can look and feel great, and he speaks from experience.

"It's about making smart choices," he says.

Kelly says he moved to New York City when he was 23 without a dime and a ton of debt.

"I sort of learned how to be fabulous on a budget, and it really sort of influenced who I am," he said.

Budgeting is also an important part of "The Chew."

"We've become really cognizant of the fact that the American viewer is strapped for time and a little bit strapped for cash, so we keep that in mind. We want to make things that are quick and easy and also don't cost a fortune, and we're really dedicated to that," Kelly said.

Kelly's background may be in fashion, but he admits to also being a pretty good home chef. And he's gotten even better by being around his co-hosts.

"I've learned so much from Mario and Michael and Carla. I think the biggest lessons that I've learned are basically salt and butter make everything taste a lot better," he said with a laugh.

From food to fashion to fun with crafts, Kelly calls himself a "jack of all trades." And when he meets fans, their questions to him run the gamut.

"I will get questions from 'What sort of jeans should I be wearing' to 'How do I make glitter stick on pumpkins' to 'Do you know what to do with turkey cutlets.' It's everything, and I love it because the answer is yes, I know how to do all of those things," Kelly said.

You can see Kelly on "The Chew" weekdays at noon on ABC7.

Copyright © 2022 KABC Television, LLC. All rights reserved.