McCanners of New York | 33rd Edition
How long have you been at McCann?
I danced for 15 years and recently I took Irish step dancing lessons.
I’ve also tweeted over 22,000 times since 2008. (@kpena8)
Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
Abraham Lincoln and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?
Going to concerts! And sleeping. I really like to sleep.
What advice would you tell your 17-year-old self?
These bands you keep needing to meet won't be relevant longer than a year. Stop getting your shoes autographed.
Go to Karaoke song
Loser by Beck
What your favorite place to visit?
Lake Placid, NY.
What was the last picture you took on your phone? (Share if work appropriate)
If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?
18. Freshman year of college.
Most Embarrassing Moment
I once lip-synced a performance of Hoku on stage at a resort in Turks and Caicos while on a family vacation. The foreign tourists thought I was really singing. My uncle still has the video in his possession. I wore a sequin dress and platform sandals.
Your favorite TV show
Tie between The Office, Veep and Gilmore Girls
Your most bizarre talent.
I can fold my tongue into a cloverleaf.
What are you currently obsessed with?
Kalamata Hummus from Trade Joes.
Name a character trait you’ve inherited from your parents.
Putting things in manila folders - my dad
What’s on your desk? (Send picture if possible
What would be your last meal?
Manhattan with Bulleit rye, hummus, boneless buffalo wings, cheese fries, mozzarella sticks, Burger King TenderCrisp sandwich with onion rings and 16 Handles for dessert.
What is your greatest fear?
Rats running over my feet.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I had 11 internships in college, was president of my sorority and still managed to go out most nights and have a lot of fun.
Who are your heroes in real life?
My dad, brother and mom.
What’s your most overused phrase?
“Are you kidding me?”
“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
Life should be pants optional. (But really I hate pants. I wear dresses and leggings as much as I can)
Where are you most likely to splurge?
If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why
1860s. Mildly obsessed with reading about the Civil War and visiting battlefields. I definitely would have been one of those secret women who fought for the union.
What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you
I almost majored in historic preservation. I also played rugby for a semester in college.
Your worst habit
I say “What” a lot….even when I hear what people say.
Saying “I loved that band before they became popular”
One thing you have always wanted to do and have not yet done
Hold a panda. I would cry.
Best piece of advice someone has given you
“Lead, follow or get out of the way”- my dad
Who is the most glamorous person you have ever met
If you were reborn as an animal, what would you be?
If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?
Abraham Lincoln, Heath ledger, John Hamm
Favorite Restaurant in NYC?
First celebrity crush?
Heath ledger. (His performance in The Patriot was on point
If you could have any super power, what would it be?