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Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Alessia Cara

The "Here" singer takes our Q&A!

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What's the wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

A picture of palm trees from my trip to LA.

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

Probably a Coke or something.

What's the one word you are guilty of using too often?

A swear word that rhymes with "hit," and "awesome."

What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

"Cool beanie."

Who is the last person that called or texted you?

My dad, telling me that he's in the lobby.

What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

I introduced myself to this guy and gave him my hand to shake. I was like, "Hi, I'm Alessia," and he was like, "I know. I just met you upstairs five minutes ago". I felt like an idiot! The rest of the day I kept going up to him and introducing myself as a joke. He didn't find it funny.

When is the last time you went to a theater?

I believe it was to watch Get Hard with my family. Gotta love inappropriate scenes in front of your parents!!! :):):):)

What TV show should everyone be watching?

Friends, if you haven't watched it already. You will get sucked in.

And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

Dance Moms. I don't even know why.


What's the first CD you bought?

"Elephunk" by Black Eyed Peas.

What is the one food you cannot resist?

Hot wings. No matter what time or day.

What music are you currently listening to?

I'm really into alternative and soul stuff right now. Lots of Twenty One Pilots, Hozier, Walk the Moon, Ben Howard, Lianne la Havas etc.

What movie makes you laugh the most?

Nacho Libre, the stupidest movie you'll ever watch. Every time I watch it, I notice something funny I didn't notice the last time. Plus Jack Black is the bomb.

What drives you absolutely crazy?

My hair. Every day. It hates me.

What's your favorite day of the year?

July 11th, my birthday. Even though nothing really happens. It's just cool to know I was born on that day. I make my mom tell me the story of how I was born every year (it changes every time).

What was your first online screen name? It was a joint email between me and my mom because she didn't let me have my own.

What's your favorite emoji?

The blue heart. I overuse it.

Pick one: Kittens or puppies?

Puppies. Cats are evil and they hate me.

New York or Los Angeles?

Los Angeles.

Comedy or drama?


Bacon or Nutella?

Depends on my mood.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee. I hate tea.

'80s or '90s?

Both. '80s gave us high waisted pants, '90s gave us slap bracelets. Can you even choose????

Britney or Christina?

Britney because I had her documentary on VHS as a kid and knew every word.



Beyonce or Rihanna?



Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?

Lizzie McGuire. I can't trust people who live double lives.

And finally: tell us a secret.

When I was eight, I told my best friend I got a Hilary Duff autograph but I just signed it myself. I'm so sorry, Sydney.