Brad Goreski, who co-hosts TV’s Fashion Police, has spoken of his admiration for Marilyn in an interview with Sherry Wright for Examiner.com. ‘I’ve been obsessed with Marilyn Monroe since I was a little kid,’ he says. ‘My room was covered in photos of her, I watch all of her movies, I listen to her music. She’s a constant style muse for me, so that would be a dream come true.’
In his autobiography, Born to be Brad, Goreski recalls first seeing a photo of Marilyn as a child at a supermarket. His grandmother Ruby showed him her video of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Brad was entranced by the vision of Marilyn singing ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ in a pink Travilla gown.
Brad later made his own video, starring his cousin as Marilyn, for an eighth grade class presentation, and covered his bedroom walls with images of his idol (and a commemorative Franklin Mint plate hanging near his bed.)