OK! Interview: Keke Palmer


Mar. 28 2009, Published 10:17 a.m. ET

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Actress Keke Palmer is only 15 years old, but she's already the title character of her own Nickelodeon show, True Jackson VP, where she plays the VP of a fashion company.

Keke was mum on exactly what she plans to wear to the Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards March 28, but she did say it was leather and didn’t have a zipper. Read on for what else she said when we caught up with her before awards show day.

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Are you excited for the Kids Choice Awards?

I’m so excited! I found out I was sitting behind Shia LaBouf and that makes me even more excited.

Have you had rehearsals?

I’m presenting but we’re not rehearsing till the actual day of the show.

What are you most looking forward to?

Shia, I really like him, I love him. I met Duane Johnson today. I was excited to meet him too, but I met him already today now.

How do you feel about getting slimed?

I’m not getting slimed! I’ve gotten slimed before and let me tell you it’s not something that I want to happen again.

What does the slime feel like?

Like slime, like icky stuff. I thought it would be cool, but the way it sticks to you it’s like slimy and it’s hard to get off. It’s like slimy, it’s like beast, especially when it get it gets in your hair.

Is the slime edible?

The Australian kind is edible and made with apples, yogurt and good stuff, but not the American version of slime, I don’t know why.

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In True Jackson you’re VP of a fashion company, what are you wearing to the awards?

It’s going to be a surprise but a very cute dress.

How many dresses did you try on?

I tried on five and it was the second one I tried on that I chose. It doesn’t have a zipper and it’s leather, but when I put it on, oh man.

How long does it take you to get ready?

I’ll get ready like 10am-2pm to get me to perfection. I have people come to my house around 10am and I have a car to take me to rehearsals at 2pm.

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Who’s your favorite celebrity designer?

I really like Lamb, Gwen Stefani’s line. I love the bags and the shoes and I wore a pair of her shoes in my video.

Who would you love to have as a guest star on your show?

We could have so many different cool people. I like Beyonce, I love Beyonce.

Whose career would you like to emulate?

I really look up to Will Smith. He’s internationally known and people know him from everything. I don’t know any kid who hasn’t seen and liked Fresh Prince or you’ll like one of his movies or his music.  He’s perfect and he’s done everything. That’s my dream to be internationally known.

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What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I love to chill out at home and talk to my friends. I like to write in my journal and talk on my phone. My phone is my connection to everyone and I like to have parties with my friends sometimes. My parents got hotel room recently for me and my friends to hang out and watch movies and stuff.

Who’s on your ipod now?

I have an iphone and I have every song you could ever think of. I have Coldplay and Britney Spears, Beyonce and all sorts of music, Alia, TLC, The Bravery, Carrie Underwood.

Are you home-schooled or go to public school?

I’m homed schooled unfortunately since I moved to California from Chicago in fifth grade.

What do you miss about public school?

I miss the kids because I’m a people person and like meeting new people and talking to people, by myself I can’t turn around and talk to myself, that would be weird.

Dream role?

To play Alia. I  loved her and think her story should be told.


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