Coco Austin Films At NJ Carpet Store
Last week, the customers and staff at The Rug Importer in Paramus, NJ were given a ‘burst of energy’ as Coco Austin, the star of the hit reality “ Entertainment Network TV series “Ice Loves Coco”, came in with her crew to film part of an episode for the show which will air in December.
Coco had been tipped off about The Rug Importer through her friend, Vanessa Deleon – an interior designer who is helping Coco and Ice decorate their new townhome in New Jersey. Coco and her best girlfriend, Diana Falcone, came to the store to shop for “soft red carpeting” for her dressing room and bath.
“Vanessa is one of our customers,” cited Syed Hussaini, vice president of The Rug Importer, “and we were delighted that she recommended us to Coco. We had lots of samples to show her and she liked a lot of the designs. She was terrific to work with.”
The show’s directors called Syed a few days before the shoot to prep him for the episode.
He gathered all the ‘red carpet samples’ he could find before Coco’s arrival and eventually she settled on one richly textured wool from Nourison. Her friend, Diana, was instrumental in helping her make the decision as the two ladies shopped throughout the store.
To film the five minute “carpet store” segment took the stars and crew about four hours. But, the staff of The Rug Importer all agreed it was worth every minute – especially when they all got celebrity “photo ops” with the glamorous TV star.