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Tell Us About Your Self(ie): Kym Whitley

The Raising Whitley star takes our Q&A!

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

My son, Joshua, because he's the only man in my life right now, but I'm open if anyone wants to be my wallpaper.

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

I'm not a big drinker but I like it sweet and fruity. I love exotic martinis! I don't like bitter drinks because they make your breath stink. I can't find a man drunk with bad breath.

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

HILARIOUS! I'm a comic so everything is hilarious to me. Even little kids falling down.

What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

Kym Whitley! I'm secretly waiting on someone to drop a sex tape about me.

Who is the last person that called or texted you?

I called either my dad or my brother. I texted my makeup and hair stylist Dr. Boogie.

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

I was set up on a blind date... he was great except he did porn! I just said, "My babysitter just texted me... I gotta go..."

When is the last time you went to a theater?

Selma was the last movie I saw [for me] because my boss, Oprah Winfrey, was in it and I'm secretly waiting for Ava Duvernay to cast me. I have a 4-year-old... Inside Out was the last movie.

What TV show should everyone should be watching?

Raising Whitley on OWN Nov. 21 or Young and Hungry on ABC Family. Hello... it's my show!


And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

How to Get Away With Murder. When I grow up, I want to be Viola Davis.

What's the first CD you bought?

It took me a while to buy them. I still have eight-track tapes. I'm not a huge music person but it was probably something by Prince or Gerald Levert.

What is the one food you cannot resist?

All of them! I just got back from Chicago and had Garrett's Popcorn. It will change your life! OMG.

What music are you currently listening to?

Anything by KEM, Jill Scott, or Adele.

What movie makes you laugh the most?

Anything out of my brother's mouth or my friend Carlton — just silly!

What drives you absolutely crazy?

People who don't take responsibility or LIE. If you do something wrong, own up to it. Apologize, but own up to it. If you want to meet evil Kym, she comes out when people lie!

What's your favorite day of the year?

My birthday! Which is wrong on the internet by the way.

What was your first online screen name?

Comique97 — I thought it was French for comic!

What's your favorite emoji?

The one with the laughing tears. Sometimes I send it to my friends for no reason.

Pick one: kittens or puppies?

Puppies are fun! Kittens have razor claws and they are sneaky.

New York or Los Angeles?

I'm averse to cold weather and I can't find a coat to cover my boobs, so, Los Angeles, where my boobs can be out 365 days a year.

Comedy or drama?

I love laughing but a good drama will make me holla and throw my phone across the room or cry uncontrollably...the movie The Notebook: weeping.

Bacon or Nutella?

I love sweets but you can't put Nutella on everything. Bacon can go on anything.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee. Fresh, hot, and often. Kinda how I want my man to be.

'80s or '90s?

The '80s! Big hair, heavy makeup, and just enough money to think you made it.

Britney or Christina?

Neither...Whitney Houston.



Beyoncé or Rihanna?

In my former life, I was Beyoncé.

Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?

Neither...That's So Raven. OK, Hannah Montana, since Emily Osment was on there!

And finally: Tell us a secret.

All my secrets are out, but if you come across that sex tape, let it out so I can make some Kim Kardashian money!

The new season of Raising Whitley starts Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/9 CT on OWN, and catch Kym on Young & Hungry's Christmas episode Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/8 CT on ABC Family.


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