About Melanie

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Image by Melissa Coulier (www.melissacoulier.com)

Melanie Samuels

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Dream "For Love of Show" Guest: TBD because I'm having a stress attack over this.  I'll get back to you!/Mila Kunis

Social media: Mel would love for you to follow @ForLoveOfShow on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook if you're not already.

What Thanksgiving dish HAS to be at the table every year (besides turkey)?

This is a two-part answer.  At dinner, there absolutely has to be stuffing involved – especially made from scratch, if you have the time! It’s something that’s totally indulgent, but it just has this comforting feeling of fall time, being together with family & friends, and well, carbs.  Now for dessert.  It’s not Thanksgiving to me without pumpkin pie.  I literally look forward to that slice every year. Let's keep talking about Thanksgiving!

What would it take for you to get a tattoo and what would it be?

Courage?  A shot (or 3) of tequila?  I’m not a big tattoo person, but if I absolutely had to get one, I’d like to do something to honor the memory of my grandmother (though she would not have approved!), and I’d get a tattoo of her signature or something.  She had a very elegant signature.

If you could only quote one line from Devil Wears Prada for the rest of your life, what would it be? (to clarify, you can say other things, you just literally can only use one quote from the movie)

THAT’S SO HARD! I have several runner-ups to this answer, such as “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.”  However, I have to go with the notorious “By all means, move at a glacial pace.  You know how that thrills me.”  Great to use while driving in LA.

What have you learned about yourself through these podcasts?

I have learned through these podcasts to really just “do me” and be ok with it.   At first, it’s a little weird to hear your own voice, your immediate response to something, or even regret the tiniest comment.  It was hard for me not to become self-conscious or worry what people will think.  But it's crucial to remember you’re your own worst critic, and it’s important to let go and have some fun!  That's what this podcast is all about, anyways!

What’s one totally attainable bucket list item that we can cross off your list right now?

To get married!

Desert island Britney album

I have to go OG on this one and say “Baby One More Time.”

Describe to me the perfect cup of coffee and the perfect place to drink it.

My perfect cup of coffee is pretty simple – a really great light roast coffee with some steamed oat milk (it's a rare find, but it makes the coffee so creamy and delicious!)  The perfect place to drink it would be walking around Central Park in New York City because it is my favorite park in the world.  Sigh...

Tell me a story about the color yellow

Did you know there’s such a thing as yellow watermelon?  I brought a watermelon to a BBQ once, and I was so excited because watermelon in the summer is the best.  And I very confidently sliced into that guy, and the inside was all yellow.  For some reason, I remember the room falling silent, like what has this girl brought into our home!?  But turns out it tastes the same, just a bit sweeter – and it’s yellow!  Very insightful story, I know.

If you were a 90s rapper, what would your name be?

DJ Melly Mel.  Duh?

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde OR Speed 2: Cruise Control?

What, like it's hard?  Legally Blond 2: Red, White, and Blonde, with all my heart and all my soul.