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Me and My Emmy
December 08, 2017

Me and My Emmy: Patti Ramsey Bortoli

  • Corey Nickols

Primetime Emmy Tally: Two

How She Got the Gold: Outstanding makeup for a multi-camera series or special, for Dancing with the Stars, 2008 (with Melanie Mills, Zena Shteysel Green and Nadege Schoenfeld) and 2012 (with Shteysel Green, Angela Moos, Barbara Fonte, Sarah Woolf and Schoenfeld).

Now for the Noms: She has amassed 12 nominations: 11 for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and one for Nickelodeon’s iCarly (2011).

Twice As Nice: “My favorite memory from Emmy night was the first time I won — and the second! Both times [our teams] were announced as winners, my knees were shaking like crazy up on stage!”

Keeping It Clean: “I’m more of an au naturel girl.... I love clean beauty, but I do like to glam it up for award shows. I just don’t go too over-the-top with my makeup. I like to save that for jewelry and shoes.”

Star Power: “I’ve been with DWTS since the second season, and we are now on season 25! We are a family there. We all shine individually with our personal strengths, and our department head [Shteysel Green] does a fantastic job knowing where to place us and who to place us with.”

That Wing Zing: “I keep my Emmys proudly displayed in our home next to my guild award and framed photos of my husband and two kids. Those golden wings on my Emmy angels get me fired up every time I look at them. They remind me that the blood, sweat and tears are all worth it.”


This article originally appeared in emmy magazine, issue No. 10, 2017

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