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Here’s my syndicated profile this week of one of reality TV’s most charming and accomplished stars:
By Kate O’Hare @Zap2it
a TV star was probably never a consideration for Jennifer Arnold, who has been
quite busy with becoming a pediatrician and neonatologist.
the way, she also met and married New York
above while being well under 4 feet tall, as is her husband (who is slightly
taller than Arnold).
being featured in a special on TLC called “Little People: Just Married,” Arnold
and Klein are the stars of their own TLC reality series, “The Little Couple,”
which premiered in late May and airs its first-season finale — as of this
writing, no decision had been made on renewal — on Tuesday, July 21.
and while the series was going on, Arnold
new job, which meant that she and Klein had to relocate to Houston.
“Clearly medicine is still my primary
focus,” Arnold says, “but I do feel like I have a third job
now that takes up a lot of my free time that I might have otherwise had, for
filming, but thankfully it’s fun, so it makes it worthwhile.”
and Klein have always attracted attention when they’ve gone out together, but
now it’s changed a bit.
“The response we’ve gotten from people
is overall very positive,” Arnold says. “Most time people are very
appropriate, but there are definitely people that aren’t always so appropriate,
so this kind of attention is actually refreshing.
“It’s very positive. People already
know, ‘Oh, there’s the little-person doctor.’ “
what doing a TV show has taught her, Arnold
role model. In the short amount of time our show has been airing, it’s amazing
how many people watch the show and really pay attention to the details of it.
“You really want to make sure that
it’s a positive show.”
Petersburg, Fla., on March 12, making her a Pisces.
School cred: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (graduated 2000); pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (completed 2003); neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Health
System (completed 2007)
Assistant professor of pediatrics, division of perinatal-neonatal at Baylor
(Texas) College of Medicine; neonatologist and medical director of the
at Stony Brook (N.Y.) Health Sciences Center
Association, Society for Simulation in Healthcare
As for a few of her favorite things:
from Florida, she was a Florida
God,’ by Zora Neale Hurston. It’s just a very real book. It’s a great story
about a young girl and all the struggles that she went through. It was written
so it had a lot of personal attributes.”
music: “I love
reggae a ton. Who doesn’t love Bob Marley, No. 1? I’ve loved 10,000 Maniacs
since I was in the ninth grade. There are kinds of music that Bill and I both
enjoy. The Fray is one band that we like together. Bill tends to like the hard,
old-school rock, but I don’t necessarily care for it. Then he doesn’t tend to
like 10,000 Maniacs and some of the alternative music that I do.”
movies: “Oh, I
love a good chick flick, I’ll just be quite honest: I don’t go to the movies
very often, and when I go, I just want to relax. I want to decompress; I want
to forget about reality. Something may be cheesy, but if it makes you feel
good, that’s a good movie. I like ‘You’ve Got Mail,‘ I could watch that movie
over and over again — and ‘Sleepless in Seattle.’ I’m a geek. I admit it.”
UPDATE: Click here for another, more recent post on Bill and Jen.