Terrence is not just talented, he’s an all-around great guy.
If you listed the star qualities of Terrence Jenkins, better known as Terrence J, it would almost sound like you were describing a fake person who was too good to actually exist.
The guy just oozes with positivity and charisma.
His ability to go from host to actor to author with ease has made Terrence not only one of the hardest-working, but also one of the most versatile talents in Hollywood.
Many people got to know this multi-hyphenate as host of the BET music video countdown show 106 & Park. From there, Terrence spread his wings and starred in the Think Like a Man films, and landed his current gig as co-host of E! News.
By all accounts, Terrence is a joy to work with — something that can’t be said about everyone in such a powerful position.
Below are five more reasons why Terrence J will make your day.
HE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT WHAT HE LEARNED FROM HIS MOTHER
Yes, an entire book devoted to his mother’s wise words. In one fell swoop, I’d say Terrence covered every Mother’s Day, Christmas and birthday gift for life. I’m sure his mother, Lisa, more than appreciates it. Everyone other than Terrence… you’ve got some work to do!
Here’s an official description for the book:
“It’s a life he could have only imagined growing up in Queens, born to a seventeen-year-old mother. But it was the lessons he learned from his mother, Lisa, that helped make him a manlessons about sacrifice, courage, loyalty, dreams, and perseverance. Lisa pushed Terrence to succeed from an early age, led by example, and always put her son firsteven if it meant leaving New York, the only home they’d ever known, in search of a safer environment for him. Her drive eventually became Terrence’s drive.“
You can order The Wealth of My Mother’s Wisdom: The Lessons That Made My Life Rich by clicking here.
HE’S TRULY THE HOST WITH THE MOST
Ryan who? Since taking over as co-host in 2012, Terrence and his undeniable charm have made E! News *the* place to get your daily dose of entertainment stories. Did we mention that Terrence is witty, funny and downright irresistible to women? Add to that a perfect chemistry with Giuliana Rancic and I know where I’ll be every weeknight at 7 & 11.
HE SHARES THE WEALTH
Just last month, Terrence donated $100,000 to his alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University in conjunction with the campus’ “Terrence J Day.”
“I am truly humbled to return to my alma mater and be in a position to give back to the same department and University that helped steer me on this incredibly rewarding career path. I’m inspired by the great work that NBCUniversal has contributed to N.C. A&T State and I am thankful to be able to work together with them on these important programs.”
HE TURNS REJECTION INTO A POSITIVE
According to Terrence, hard work and hustling are what makes a person successful.
“It’s just about being determined and staying hungry and going after it… It’s just waking up every day and doing it… Hearing ‘no’ fuels my gas tank. I tell ’em, you’re going to have to drive past a billboard with my face on it because you told me ‘no.’ I’m competitive that way.”
HE SUPPORTS THE “FIND YOUR PARK” CAMPAIGN
As part of the National Park Services’ 100th anniversary celebration, Terrence has become a Centennial Ambassador for the “Find Your Park” campaign.
According to Terrence, one outing in particular changed the way he thought about nature.
“Taking that trip to Yosemite has completely transformed me. I definitely recommend going the full distance and stepping foot at one of the national parks that’s close to youto really get that outdoors experience, where if you’re in any city you would appreciate it.”
The campaign is also supported by honorary co-chairs Michelle Obama and Laura Bush. Not bad company at all!
You can learn more about Terrence’s involvement by watching the video below. In addition, you can stay on top of all the latest developments in Terrence’s life by following him on Twitter and Instagram.