As punishment for losing a Super Bowl bet, TV host Kelly Ripa was forced to interview George Clooney this week while wearing no makeup.
On Thursday's episode of "Live With Kelly and Michael," the 43-year-old mother of three went barefaced after losing a Super Bowl bet to her co-host Michael Strahan.
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"Don't adjust your dials. There's nothing wrong with your TV. One of us is wearing makeup today, and one of us isn't," Ripa said to the audience. "Not even anti-shine. I labored under the delusion that I looked OK without makeup until I came out here and I went, 'Oh my God!'"
"You look great," Strahan said to her. "And really fresh."
"I've never lost a Super Bowl bet, ever, in my life," Ripa replied. "So imagine: A, losing, B, losing and you can't wear makeup and C . . . what's C?"
"George Clooney is here today," Strahan deadpanned. "She can't wear makeup for George Clooney."
"Which really only punishes George Clooney, who's a national treasure," Ripa joked.
"You look great," Strahan said again. "I'm happy you lived up to your bet."
Online commenters applauded Ripa for appearing makeup-free.
"She looks good without makeup, very natural and non-synthetic looking," user "Tony" posted on E! Online
. "People who say otherwise are blinded by all of the airbrushed-to-death celebrities we're accustomed to. It was brave for her to even take that bet, let alone actually man up and follow through."
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