Can you believe it has been over a month since the finale of Southern Charm? Although it might not have been the most exciting season, it was still enjoyable spending time with the Charleston gang. We watched Cameran Eubanks grow into motherhood. Kathryn Dennis mostly laid low, in the midst of an ugly custody battle with ex Thomas Ravenel. Austen Kroll spent the season in relationship drama with Madison Lecroy. And Shep Rose, well, he somehow morphed into the world’s oldest, angriest frat boy.
Craig Conover had his share of ups and downs during Season 6. He began to move on from ex Naomie Olindo, but later revealed during the reunion that he had been battling a problem with Adderall. Despite Craig’s issues, he finally started to move forward with his pillow business, Sewing Down South. It was great to see him start to come into his own. Craig also just announced another venture into business, Mesu, a Mexican-sushi fusion restaurant in Charleston.
One personal way that Craig is demonstrating his newfound direction is through his commitment to charity. In a recent Instagram post, Craig revealed that he had helped raise $20,000 for hurricane relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. In his post, Craig is pictured with a $20,000 check made out to Lend A Hand Bahamas, a Bahamian non-profit. Craig shared, “This is what it’s all about. Thanks to everyone that made it possible.”
In an earlier Instagram post, Craig had announced that he was donating all of the proceeds from his Spiny Lobster pillow to relief and rescue efforts in the Bahamas.
Southern Charm star Craig has spent a significant amount of time in the Bahamas over the last few years and his social media is full of pictures from his time in the country.
Hurricane relief is not the only charity near and dear to Craig. He recently announced via Instagram that he has been named an ambassador for Polished Man. Craig declared, “I’m honored to be an ambassador for @Polished Man 2019. As you all know, I’ve been painting one of my nails for the past year as a committment to helping children around the world.” Craig’s painted nail is visible in last season’s cast photo.
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Craig went on to explain, “Polished nails spark conversations, those conversations lead to donations, and those donations go to trauma recovery and prevention for children all over the world. If you’d like to join me this October, learn more, or would like to make a donation, click the link in my profile and check us out.”
It is great to see Craig using his reality fame for a greater good. He knows that he has a valuable public platform and is using it in ways that benefit others. Reality television can often be a me-me-me world. However, Craig is a shining example that doesn’t always have to be the case.
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