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News Anchor Shares 'Hot Mess' Selfie To Show What Working Moms Really Look Like

Brittany Rae 18 Nov 2020

Being a news reporter is no easy task.

We rely on our local anchors to keep up updated on our communities and the world at large. To do that, they have to get up at insane hours and do a ton of behind-the-scenes work that we aren't privy to.

Well, until now, that is!

Meet Deanna Falzone.

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She's a news anchor for Fox 17 in West Michigan, and she's also a mom of two! She juggles both roles every single day, even when keeping some pretty crazy hours.

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It's not easy being a morning anchor.

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Her mornings typically start at 3:15 in the morning. Yup, you read that right.

Some days, it goes fine. Others, like the one she shared here, she forgets her whole makeup bag at home and has to do a dash to the store at 5:15AM. WOW.

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She went viral for a post she shared on Facebook.

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It was a before-and-after comparison of her freshly arrived at the studio with her sweater on inside out, vs after she finished her makeup and was under studio lighting. Her post was hilarious.

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One of her children was sick that morning, so she was running late.

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"I get to work and Avery says, 'Do you know your shirt is on inside out?' Yes, Yes I do. I also haven't washed or really brushed my hair since last Sunday. Can you tell?"

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She said she sometimes feels like a hot mess.

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"Let's be honest...we're all a hot mess, just pretending to have it all together (or maybe some days we actually do)."

Girl, I feel you. I am a hot mess about 90% of the time.

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She had some words of encouragement for everyone, though.

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"[...] every day I'm trying (some days I do a better job than other days), but I'm trying. And I'm sure YOU are too! So, don't be so hard on yourself."

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People loved the post.

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So many people commented that she looked amazing in both pictures, which I have to agree with. She was rocking that dishevelled chic look, you know? Inside-out sweater and all.

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Lots of people were impressed with how hard she works.

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I'm sorry, but getting up at 3 a.m. to work automatically makes you a superhero to me. Doesn't matter the job, either — if you're working at that hour, you deserve awards.

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And her message really resonated with her followers.

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Honesty really resonates with people, especially in today's world. We're so used to seeing perfection on social media that it's easy to forget we're all hot messes underneath it all.

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