Jeannie Mai, the popular Asian American co-host on The Real, was recently in Saudi and attended the Formula-E race that took place last weekend.
The Real is a panel show, a little like The View, that features a group of female hosts who share their take on varied topics like motherhood, recent events, marriages and other life experiences.
Mai visited with her mother and stayed in the Kingdom’s capital city of Riyadh where she explored and learned about the Saudi culture and traditions.
Jeannie and her mom slid into Riyadh
…then attended the David Guetta concert at Ad Diriyah
Jeannie Mai took to her social media account to laud how monumental of a moment the weekend the Formula-E race was for Saudi. It was, after all, the first time that men and women were able to partake in a co-ed concert- with Western performers, at that.
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This weekend was a moment in history for the men AND women of Saudi Arabia to have Western artists perform in front of 30 thousand ppl. In a drug free, alcohol free zone. Yea….that part. Two weeks ago, what I’m showing you tonight, was forbidden. Women weren’t allowed to concerts, dancing (or any “swaying”), wasn’t permitted in public. Even this location where the first ever Formula E was held is symbolic as it’s the historic old capital, Riyadh, built in 100 days. Tonight’s celebration has never been normal, and tonight it felt natural. See IG story. #addiriyaheprix #FormulaE #SaudiArabia #blessedtobeapartofHerstory
It was LIIIIIT
As a stylist and bonafide fashionista- she LOVED wearing the traditional abaya
Who could blame her?
The abaya has a myriad of styles, colors and patterns to choose from.