Erin Andrews: From the Ball Park to the Ballroom

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Erin Andrews traveled from the ball park to the ballroom in record time on Monday. The Dancing With the Stars anchor and Fox News reporter covered Game 5 of the World Series in New York on Sunday. The game went into extra innings, with the Kansas City Royals emerging victorious.

Because of those extra innings--and sticking around to hand out the trophy--Erin Andrews didn't get back to L.A. until 6:00 a.m. on Monday. That meant in addition to learning her lines for the Dancing With the Stars broadcast, her makeup and wardrobe people had to deal with red eyes with dark circles underneath them--and a very tired star.

“This was a crazy 48 hours for me,” Andrews said in an interview with PeopleStyle. “On Sunday night, I was sitting at Citi Field in N.Y.C. covering Game 5 of the World Series. The clinching game went into extra innings, and since the Royals ended the series I had to stay late, do post game interviews and hand out the trophy. I jumped on a plane right after the game and landed in L.A. at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. Clearly, I wasn’t working on much sleep.”

“Thank goodness for my team. I looked at them and said, this is your day. Dress me up, paint my face, and do my hair… it’s all on you,” Erin Andrews said early on Monday. “I’m just trying to get my lines right for today’s show.”

Stylist Alyssa Greene dressed Erin Andrews in a short dress on Monday, following several weeks of long dresses.

“Erin hasn’t really done a look like this before so it was great to get her into something new and fresh,” Greene says. “Since she missed two shows to be bundled up on the baseball field I felt she should come back with a bang and show off her super-toned legs! I paired the sexy number with strappy Giuseppe Zanotti gold heels that mimicked the lines of the dress to really keep the look fluid. The gold and diamond jewels from Shay were icing on the cake!”

Greene said Erin Andrews texted her ahead of time, asking her to bring eye drops for her tired, red eyes.

Can you imagine how exhausted Erin Andrews must have been by the time Dancing With the Stars aired on Monday evening? Wouldn't you like to know how many cups of coffee she drank or if she drinks energy drinks like Redbull to stay alert?

What do you bet Erin Andrews went to bed a lot earlier on Monday night than she did on Sunday?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.