Kelly Ann Collins: The FishbowlDC Interview

Today, we chat with DC Style’s Kelly Ann Collins.

How many suits do you own? Including the ones in storage? Lots. Triple digits. But, I’m not a “suit person.” I hate wearing suits.

What word do you routinely misspell? Dumbbell.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? No.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? No.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Charlie’s Angels (TV Theme)

What time did you get up this morning? 6:23

When did you last cry and why? Last week. I shut my finger in a door.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Lust.

Beach, city or country? City.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Depends on when you ask. Right now, I look like a monster. You know, because I have on a stupid Von Dutch hat, last season’s Juicy Couture, which I spilled my Mint Condition on about five minutes ago, and I have a serious case of bedhead under this hat.

More when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd)

What color is your bathroom? Everything is white, with one goldfinch accent wall.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Eighty to 90.

What’s your opinion of New York City? New York is OK. Best in fall and winter. I hate the way it smells in the summer.

What’s your favorite letter? A.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? A guy named Three Wells (a.k.a. Hawey Wells III).

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Yes, all the time. Last one was one from The Anacostia Diaries Blog. Creeped me out a little. Didn’t know they had ipods in Anacostia.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Ugh. Please don’t mention American Idol. It’s too early in the morning to bring up those memories.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Yesterday. I updated The Courage Cup website.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Matt Lauer. One, because he started his media career in the same place I did, West Virginia. And two, because he survived the Britney Spears interview.

What did you have for breakfast? A peanut butter South Beach protein bar, coffee and some soy milk.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? This long-sleeved white t-shirt that is super-comfy.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Shampoo.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? I’d like to be invisible.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Barbie. She’s been a pilot, an astronaut and a presidential candidate. She owns a Dream House, an Ice Cream Shop and a Talking Townhouse. And, she never stops smiling — even when you pop her head off. That’s what I call a real woman.

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