Paige Shari Addison
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ItGirl In Motion: Paige Shari Addison Shows Us Why She's The Hostess With The Mostess

Paige Shari Addison is the epitome of an ItGirl, which is why she is one of 100 ladies on xoNecole's inaugural ItGirl 100 list in partnership with Hyundai. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Paige started her journey as a host in high school by hosting parties. Since then, she has made a career in hosting, from parties to big-name events, and she launched Strictly RNB, a platform for new artists and R&B lovers. Paige reflects on her creative path in the limited video series "ItGirl in Motion."

“My first curated event at Criminal Records was incredible. It was all for up-and-coming artists,” she says. “I needed a platform for us as a collective to be able to give ourselves the platform instead of asking for it, instead of looking for it. I was like, I want to make sure I let people get this experience that I would give as a performer but enjoy the experience with them. It was a dream come true.”

The Atlanta native also has her own line of acai bowls called Soulfull Bowls. She started it during the pandemic after events and parties shut down. But it was her love for eating acai bowls and the reactions others had to them that made her want to make it her next business move. Being open to creating new ventures in the midst of uncertainty is a bold move and one of the reasons why Paige has the “it” factor.

“Being an ItGirl means you’re just authentic. There’s an air to us. We have confidence that exudes from the way we speak, the way we put our lip gloss on, the way we walk, the way we talk. I show up as myself everytime I walk into a room. I’m hospitable, I make sure everybody’s good,” she says.

Get to know more about the hostess with the mostess in the video above.

See our ItGirl 100 list in full here. Click through the gallery below for some BTS moments of Paige and our partnership with Hyundai.

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Director: Mikkoh @mikkoh

Production company: @polly___studio

Producer/AD: Samuel Cho @choboi90

Producer/Tech: Paul Nguyen @paul__winn

DP: Cristian Bernal @cristianbernal

Editor: @30inthemorning

2nd Cam: Paul Nguyen

1st AC: AJ Paug @ajpaug Gaffer: Dennis Albert @dennisalbert_

Audio Mixer: Victor Chavez @vic_the__

PA: Rick Carreno @ispeakrick

PA: Tiffany Do @tivani.doee

BTS Photo: Prime @theartofprime

Car Detail: @sud_studs @slugglobal

Creative Director @hellobosco

Team Lead @kevgumbo3000

Project Manager @zakk_jullot

Creative Producer @iamkingsheyla

Designers @miacolemxn @noelspiva


Director, Integrated Marketing @_vang

Campaign Manager @kingchachiii

Talent Lead @kaylawalker

Feature image by Prime/ @theartof prime




As they say, create the change you want to see in this world, besties. That’s why xoNecole linked up with Hyundai for the inaugural ItGirl 100 List, a celebration of 100 Genzennial women who aren’t afraid to pull up their own seats to the table. Across regions and industries, these women embody the essence of discovering self-value through purpose, honey! They're fierce, they’re ultra-creative, and we know they make their cities proud.


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