Quvenzhané Wallis probably won’t win the Oscar this Sunday for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, but she’s already won the award for Best Personification of CuteOverload.com. In this far too brief mini interview, André Leon Talley, one of Vogue‘s contributing editors, meets his match in 9-year-old Wallis, who talks about forgetting to do her homework, takes a stand against long dresses, and freaks out at a Rihanna jam. She’s just like us!
Emmanuel Hapsis studied creative writing at University of Maryland, College Park and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. After a few years of odd jobs, he landed at KQED, where he worked his way up from an intern to being the lead producer of a literature podcast and then the creator and editor of KQED Pop. In his free time, he teaches yoga and sings his heart out at karaoke.