CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS I'VE HAD RANKED FROM LEAST TO MOST AWKWARD

  1. Darren Criss
    For someone who spent 2 years worshiping the man, I've had some pretty damn good interactions with him, including dancing to the Jackson 5, raving about the roller coaster we just went on, discussing our mutual love of Hanson, and holding his guitar for him once.
  2. Taylor Lautner
    I had dinner with him whilst he was shirtless and he acted like it was no big deal, and bantered with me about binging on ice cream.
  3. Jerry O'Connell
    My first celebrity interview, where my nerves were quelled by him being super nice, breaking the ice for future celeb interviews.
  4. Undisclosed cast member of Harry Potter who wanted it
    Watching Harry Potter has never been the same.
  5. Anna Kendrick
    Awkward in hindsight because I absolutely did not give a shit at the time, and basically ignored her not knowing one day she'd be my spirit animal.
  6. Andrew McMahon
    Bumping into him coming out of the subway in Williamsburg, and just stared and pointed in a panic.
  7. Kristen Stewart
    Where we just stood in the street rocking back and forth talking about how we both know my uncle, crazy right?
  8. J.K. Rowling
    In which the only words I find for the woman who shaped so much of my life was a super aggressive THANK YOU.
  9. Zac Hanson
    Waved hi to me at a Subway while eating a sandwich, where I just stood in awe internally screaming.
  10. Oliver Phelps
    How exactly do you casually shake the hand of the man that was your fictional boyfriend for years?
  11. Ted Allen
    My favorite member of Queer Eye for the Straight guy did NOT have time for me and my feelings and was like yep, take your picture and leave.
  12. Ralph Fiennes
    Being relegated to the end of the red carpet where we only had time for 2 questions he was really unimpressed by.
  13. Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Walking three blocks of Midtown with her on my way to work and very conspicuously trying to Snapchat it.
  14. Chris Rankin
    I've met a ridiculous number of secondary Harry Potter cast members actually, but none more awkward than Percy Weasley where we stood on line for the Hogwarts ride in Orlando, never saying a word to each other. The ride photo still hangs on my wall.
  15. Selena Gomez
    Sat next to me in silence for about 15 minutes before turning to me and basically letting me know she was better than me for dating Taylor Lautner.
  16. Hank Green
    Had to interview him without knowing a damn thing about how he was apart from his Wikipedia bio, which he was very much aware of and openly resented me for.