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Kirbie Johnson '09

Kirbie Johnson has always dreamed big. How big? Hollywood big. And for this Young Alumni Featured Frog, dreams really do come true.

While studying Advertising/Public Relations at TCU, Kirbie was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, a member of Panhellenic, and President of the TCU Advertising Association, while also working various campus jobs. Saying this Horned Frog was busy is an understatement! But just 10 days after graduating from TCU, Kirbie decided to put Texas in her rearview mirror and head to Los Angeles, California. Although Kirbie knew no one in Los Angeles, she quickly used her Horned Frog connections to network and stay in touch with TCU.

Kirbie’s passion for entertainment and beauty led her into a series of roles that allowed her to work events like The Grammy Awards, Elton John’s Oscar party and freelance work for Giuliana Rancic. These events led her into her current role as a host for POPSUGAR Beauty, a leading entertainment and lifestyle site for women. Kirbie contributes to POPSUGAR’s beauty site by producing and hosting 30-plus videos a month, including tutorials and product reviews. Some of Kirbie’s videos have been picked up by the Huffington Post and Yahoo!

One of Kirbie’s favorite parts of her job is being in front of the camera and interviewing her favorite celebrities. In the past year, she has interviewed Zooey Deschanel, Rihanna, Nicole Richie, Christina Ricci, Dita Von Teese, Lauren Conrad and many others. What is her second favorite part of the job? Getting her hair and makeup done every day by a celebrity makeup artist or hairstylist in order to help women find the best products to look and feel beautiful.

Although this TCU alumna is working hard in the world of entertainment, she has not forgotten her roots as a Horned Frog. Kirbie currently serves as the VP of Recruitment for the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter and holds a position on the National Alumni Board.

Watch some of Kirbie’s online tutorials and reviews at, or follow her on Twitter at @kirbiej.

Previous Featured Frogs

       Zach Freeman '13  Jeff Livney '08    Billy Wessels '09  Hilary Colia '06  Allison Boenker '11  Joey Parr '09  Kendall Rodriguez '08
 Sarah Reed '10  Kelsie Johnson '10  Nick Meyer '09  Emily Chilson '08  Kelly Barnes '10  Carolline Nixon '09  Kate-Frost Feild '06  Helen Byrd '09  Tim Halperin '10  Jessica McCane  
           Michelle Marlow  Eric Cannon  Katherine Curtis      


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