What inspired Hoda's college nickname?

Aug. 21, 2012 at 12:35 PM ET

If you invite Hoda to one of your parties, don't take it personally if she makes a hasty exit.

Apparently her nickname in college was "The Nomad," as she's known for showing up randomly at parties… and then beating a hasty retreat. She even pulled this trick on Kathie Lee over the weekend. Hoda joked that she pretended she had to use the bathroom and snuck out instead.

"We were still picking crab out of our teeth!" said KLG.

Not very polite, ladies.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor who often employs this method at baby and wedding showers.


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