You know Vanessa Bayer, the hilarious new cast member on Saturday Night Live who does the spot on Miley Cyrus? Yeah? Well, I do too! She’s one of my best friends. And in the words of Miley, yeah, it’s pretty cool.
In addition to joining SNL last season and being my longtime bestie, Vanessa’s illustrious resume includes awesome karaoke skills, a ton of knowledge about really terrible bridal television and intense levels of enthusiasm for serve yourself frozen yogurt places. (I know. You want her to be your BFF too, right? Back off! She’s taken!)
Vanessa’s a busy chickadee recently—killing it on SNL like she does takes time!—so, I was super stoked when she had a minute to sit down with Gurl to answer our Big Gurl Ten.
Gurl: What’s your worst date story?
Vanessa: I don’t have any great ones, but when I am asked this question I usually talk about this ridiculous date that my friend Julie went on, where they were in kayaks and… oh wait, I think she already put it on this website. (Author’s note: Don’t you hate when your famous friend steals your stories?!)
Gurl: If you could only have one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Vanessa: If I’m not worrying about long-term digestion repercussions, I think it would probably be macaroni and cheese. Talking about digestion makes me look weird on this website, right?
Gurl: Whose phone number do you wish you had?
Vanessa: Laura Mercier, because I love her makeup. I hope she reads this and gives me free makeup.
Gurl: What’s something you’ve always wanted that you’ve never gotten?
Vanessa: To go to space camp! And, if we’re being real, to go to space. I’m pretty into space.
Gurl: What’s your secret nickname?
Vanessa: Sometimes I go by Veronica if I don’t want to use my real name when ordering cookies at 2 AM. But I think they’ve figured it out…
Gurl: What’s the guiltiest pleasure on your iPod?
Vanessa: Words with Friends is on my phone and it’s taking over my life.
Gurl: Best advice you ever got?
Vanessa: Be yourself!
Gurl: Favorite bargain purchase?
Vanessa: I used to wash off my eye makeup with baby shampoo, but now I use jojoba oil. Either way I’m saving money on eye makeup remover, right?
Gurl: Instant pick me up?
Vanessa: Belting out cheesy nineties songs. Something about those nineties lyrics really picks you up.
Gurl: Describe the high school you in 3 words.
Vanessa: Silly, determined, brave
I’m obviously biased, but how awesome is Vanessa? Do you watch SNL? What’s your favorite comedy? Tell us in the comments.