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This Is What An Average Day Is Like When You Have Your Own TV Show

BuzzFeed went behind the scenes with Sara and Erin Foster, stars of VH1's Barely Famous. This is what happens when the film isn't rolling.

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Sara and Erin's day starts at 5:30 a.m. — AKA really REALLY early — to prep for an interview at KTLA.

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We regular humans were probably all asleep when this picture was taken.

Before you know it, Sara and Erin have to hit the road — this is L.A., and there's hella traffic, after all — so they can make it to the KTLA studios in time for their segment.

Even though they had hair and makeup done prior to arriving at the studio, Erin and Sara had some final touchups before going on air.

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I learned there is a lot of waiting involved in promoting a show — more on that in a second — so Erin and Sara checked their iPhones a lot in the green room.

Before they went on TV, Sara and Erin chatted with one of the KTLA anchors and also talked about their show.

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Whether it was their ratings, or promoting the show, or discussing the competition, the Fosters were focused, invested, and excited when discussing Barely Famous (the pilot had aired a week before). I guess having your own TV show is sort of like having a kid! You love it and nurture it, but at the end of the day when you unleash it out to the world, you really can only hope for the best!

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Finally, it was time to go on-air with Sam Rubin and KTLA Morning News.

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After hours of prepping for the segment (and a little extra delay, because the morning show was running behind), Erin and Sara were on TV for just a few minutes. So much preparation for such a short segment!

Sara and Erin then headed off stage, where I took this really blurry picture.

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Everything was moving fast and I didn't want to bump into any expensive TV equipment, so I did my best.

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The interview was in an empty restaurant at the Sofitel (kind of weird?) and Sara and Erin answered some of the same questions they did at KTLA.

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This must be one of the annoying parts of being famous — being inundated with the same questions over and over. Frequent topics seemed to be talking about their famous relatives (Real Housewife Yolanda Foster is their stepmother, and models Gigi and Bella Hadid are their stepsisters) and their desire to avoid doing reality TV. I guess it's all part of the job!

Erin and Sara's afternoon was commitment-free after a very busy morning. For Erin, that means getting back into sweatpants "the minute [she's] back home"...

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After being in designer clothes since the crack of dawn, who can blame her?

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Of course, this wasn't just ANY old dinner — after all, it's hosted by Vogue. Here Erin and Sara pose with their sister Jordan (left) and their pal Jen Meyer — she's has her own jewelry line and is married to Tobey Maguire.

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You know, just the cool Hollywood kids, sitting together at dinner.

Even though this was a super-classy affair, Erin and Sara had some time to snap some ~candid~ pics.

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One thing I noticed earlier in the day was how fun Erin and Sara were off-camera. They're funny and playful, and while their show satirizes the banality of reality TV, these ladies ARE really hilarious IRL.

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