Holly Sonders is ready for her next chapter.BAGLEY PHOTO
Holly Sonders is ready for a reinvention.
“[I] spent 10 years, [ages] 21 to 31, on national TV,” Sonders told The Post. “It was a great experience, but at some point, you kind of want to work for yourself. And the way that the world changed, especially with COVID, everybody’s just kind of doing their own thing, but the goal is always to work for yourself.”
A former college athlete who played golf at Michigan State, Sonders got her start on the Golf Channel at the age of 21 and joined Fox Sports five years later at 26. Although she left Fox in 2019, Sonders has kept busy, recently launching her own website that features exclusive content “WAY too 🔥🔥🔥 for social media.”
“I’m very proud to have succeeded and worked so hard to make it to that position,” Sonders said of her broadcasting career.
Shortly after Sonders and Oancea announced their engagement in December 2019, quarantine began, and with it, adjustments to their relationship.
In August, Oancea told The Post he has sacrificed his relationship with Sonders by moving back in with his parents to focus on his work as a “sports information consultant.”
As for Sonders, she found her biggest professional “blessing” in agent Darren Prince.
“I always need to have my own thing and so, once things kind of ended with Dave, I was like, listen I haven’t had an agent in a year, and I want to get back into this but I want to rebrand, I want to do it the right way,” Sonders said.
“My Instagram says, ‘Girls can be hot and smart.’ Everybody always says, ‘Are you a model or are you a TV host,’ and that’s the dumbest question to me.
Last month, her collaboration with Cordia Corporation was announced, with the parties teaming up to develop virtual restaurants. “Yummy by Holly Sonders” is slated to launch on all major delivery apps later this year. Dreamstate
“[Darren] has a vision and that belief in me, so the rebranding of the hot girl, who also has the brains,” Sonders said.
After a decade on national TV, Sonders wants to sit comfortably in her own driver’s seat.
“Beauty and fitness, and everything that I worked so hard for, the way that I look, I want to inspire others and I want to use that to make a living too,” Sonders said. “Because going on TV and just being covered up in this coat and this hat, it’s just not me. And I have so much more of a personality to share than, ‘Hey, this is what coach said today.’”
The former girlfriend of Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, Sonders added how her career on the sidelines took its toll on her personal relationships.
“All of my relationships fell apart, you know, most of them because I was traveling all the time,” she explained.