She’s one of our favourite interviewers because Jessi Cruickshank is a fan first and foremost. That’s why we knew there was no better candidate than the Canada’s Smartest Person host and eTalk correspondent to be the first to take Hello!’s Pop Culture Questionnaire, and she kicked off our new video series armed with anecdotes from her days as a Blossom fan and genuine enthusiasm about all things entertainment.
Whether she’s chatting on camera with her ultimate boy-band crush, Nick Carter, or trying to take a selfie with Kim Kardashian, the hilarious TV personality never treats the opportunity to meet a star like it’s just another day on the job.
Naturally, the day of our shoot was a busy one for Jessi. Her career hasn’t slowed down since she and close friend Dan Levy (the one “bridesman” in her 2014 wedding, covered exclusively by Hello!) co-hosted MTV’s The After Show. Among her many projects, Jessi recently partnered with Moto X Play and wrote her own comedy pilot for E!.
Through it all, she’s remained as excited as ever about asking celebrities the questions fans are curious about. In the kickoff to our brand new video series, we found out that Jessi’s always been obsessed with pop culture. Press play to hear about her first concert experience and the Beverly Hills, 90210 star with whom she tried to be pen pals.