Happy 49th Birthday, Kelly Ripa! See the TV Host’s Fashion Transformation From Pageants to Talk Shows

Besides her lovable personality and heartwarming demeanor, Kelly Ripa has become one of Hollywood’s favorite stars thanks to her incredible fashion. Throughout her impressive decades-long career, Kelly — who celebrates her 49th birthday on Wednesday, October 2 — has made fans obsessed with her stunning sense of style.

Ever since she got her first big role on All My Children, Kelly has been known to wear bold and bright ensembles whether she’s walking down the street or walking a prestigious red carpet. After starring as Hayley Vaughan on the hit soap opera for more than a decade, the beloved TV star turned to hosting daytime talk shows.

Kelly broke out in daytime TV when she joined Regis Philbin on Live! With Regis and Kelly in 2001. Since then, she has become a permanent host alongside cohost Ryan Seacrest and has been a true fixture in daytime talk show TV.

Throughout her years in Hollywood, the star has also celebrated many exciting personal events, including marrying her husband, Mark Consuelos, in 1996 and becoming mom to their three kids together — son Michael Consuelos, 21, daughter Lola Consuelos, 18, and son Joaquin Consuelos, 16.

Although a lot has changed since Kelly first broke out in the spotlight in the late 1980s, one thing that has stayed the same is her fresh and stunning sense of style. Ever since she was young, the former pageant queen matched her fun and outgoing personality with her dazzling outfits.

Fans have loved that Kelly hasn’t been afraid to experiment with her looks either. Whether she was changing her hair styles or rocking an edgier look, the blonde beauty has definitely become a staple for Hollywood fashion.

In honor of Kelly’s 49th birthday, scroll through the gallery below to see her iconic fashion transformation!

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