1- I’m obsessed with KFC biscuits. I once took a Downtown bus just so i could go to the only KFC on the upper east side to get them.
2- I love licking the butter off the inside of popcorn bags. It’s disgusting but oh so good!
3- I have fly girl dreams! Ever since watching In Living Color as a kid, I thought I could totally dance like that and be a fly girl. Or so I thought. Jlo is my dance spirit animal.
4- I watched Legends of the Fall 23 times because I was so in love with Brad Pitt. When my Dad told me I couldn’t watch it anymore, he said that I cried more than I did at my grandmother’s funeral.
5- When I was in Pre-K, I told my teacher I didn’t drink my juice because my mom was trying to poison me. Really, I just didn’t like the juice and that was the best excuse I could come up with. My Mom was thrilled (not).
6- I used the money I had set aside to buy a bed when I first moved to New York and bought my first pair of Jimmy Choos instead, because PRIORITIES.
7- I had a breast reduction at age 23. I was a 32 FF on my small frame and couldn’t haul the extra weight around anymore; and, I was tired of wearing corset bras like a Victorian dame. Who knew boobs could weigh that much?!
8- My hair has been every color – from orange to black. One day I want to go full blonde but I haven’t mustered the courage yet.
9- I don’t sleep well when Coco’s not home, which brings me to this fact….I suffer from anxiety.
10 – When I was 13 years old, I got second degree burns on my hands from squeezing lemon juice on my hair. The top of my hands literally peeled off and all this happened right before I was to start 8th grade. Needless to say, my self-esteem suffered slightly. Funny enough, this happened again when I was 21 and I fell asleep at the beach with baby oil on my face. I ended up in the hospital with second-degree burns. Lesson learned.
11- One of my greatest accomplishments is being a mom. (I’ll take it one step further and say, for me, giving birth vaginally ( I was so terrified I was set on having a C-section). Sounds superficial, but no one, not even me, thought I would go through with it; yet, I did- not once, but twice! So yay to me and to all the mamas out there! Whether you pushed that baby out of your pikachu, had a C-Section, surrogate, adopted- becoming a mother is the most intensely wonderful and hardest thing in the world!
12 – I got my first internship (and TV job) from a flyer posted at school. And because I didn’t want anyone to have my dream job at Access Hollywood, I ripped the sign off and shoved it in my book bag so no one else could see it. Even then I was ruthless! Persistence and determination have served me well in life.
13- Coco and I had our first unofficial date at a Spanish bar and spent hours dancing. The bar’s name is Iguanas and it’s still open in Times Square.
14- My favorite movie is Jaws. I basically love watching movies and shows. Even as an adult, I used to fall asleep watching Peter Pan. And I consider Liz Lemon from 30 Rock my spirit animal.
15- Believe it. I was a cheerleader and played softball growing up. A true sporty spice!
16- I love alone time. Sometimes I like to go out to eat by myself, go to the movies, the beach and even shopping. I don’t like shopping with other people. I consider myself selectively extroverted with introverted tendencies.
17- I own like 15 shades of red lipstick.
18- One of my favorite things to do is cuddle in bed and watch movies with Maya, especially if it’s Harry Potter.
19- I completely fan girled when I had to do a segment with NKOTB. You could probably still find it on you tube.
20- I don’t drink coffee. Only tea. I drink 2-4 cups depending on the day. I also like wine.