Big, but fellow relationship wordstress Julia Allison didn't fare so well in the Manhattan dating market. "The guys here were just like, 'Hey, you wanna hang? Just wear some jeans.'"Did the land of laidback surfers prove a better fit?
"New York dating wasn't bringing out the best in me any longer.
It was bringing out my aggressive, ambitious and slightly caustic self," the star shares with Hollywood Life.
because I thought that was the antithesis of that." But the sunnier side of the country took some adjusting to for the NYC medialebrity.
— but I can see from two blocks away that she has already drawn a crowd. About a dozen tourists surround her, and more join every minute.
All around them, theater marquees and building-sized billboards jostle for attention, but they are no match for Allison.
She has asked a few friends to join her this afternoon — former hedge-fund analyst Meghan Asha, handbag designer Mary Rambin, and Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
They are all dressed in 1980s Jazzercise outfits; Allison wears purple spandex, leg warmers, and glittery eye shadow.
Strains of Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" waft thinly from Rambin's i Pod speakers.
The four women bounce around, giggle, and shout encouragement at one another. Allison has enlisted a couple of cameramen to document the event.
Her new Web site, — like her previous sites, juliaallison.com, itsmejulia.com, and — is dedicated to sharing almost every waking moment of Allison's life.
Visitors to can follow her schedule of bachelorette parties and fancy dinners, see photos of her latest outfits, and read her dating advice. Using Google's Page Rank technology, you can scan trusted sites to measure your Internet fame on a scale of 1 (unknown) to 100 (ubiquitous). But to make sure that your rep doesn't get confused with someone else's, add a minus sign before terms associated with your namesake's.