Happy Birthday Mindy Kaling! We’re kind of obsessed with you…

Today, The Office star turns 35 and we just have to give our girl a shout out. Kaling does it all, from acting and writing, to producing and being one of our absolute favorite comedians. Did you know she got her start as an intern for Late Night with Conan O’Brien? She claimed to be “one of the worst interns the program had ever seen.” We find that hard to believe, now with her incredible success on the FOX sitcom, The Mindy Project, and with her must-read memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? (Seriously, you must read this book if you haven’t already. It was a New York Times Best Seller!)

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Aside from being one of the funniest women in comedy, we love Kaling for her realness. Try to find something more refreshing than this star’s “no bullsh*t” attitude and down-to-earth personality. On her birthday, we’re sharing some of our favorite Mindy Kaling quotes, where she dishes about fashion, beauty, lame parties, and being a woman with a successful career. Needless to say, they are all hilarious. At 35 years old, you continue to rock, Mindy. We salute you!

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” 

“There has ceased to be a difference between my awake clothes and my asleep clothes.” 
“If I’m at a party where I’m not enjoying myself, I will put some cookies in my jacket pocket and leave without saying good-bye.”
“I really think guys only need two pairs of shoes. A nice pair of black shoes and a pair of Chuck Taylors.” 
“I would rather have someone read my diary than look at my iPod playlists.” 
“I initially thought you were ugly, but then you walked closer to me and I realized you were pretty.” 
“I didn’t completely forget how to be nice or feminine because I have a career.” 
“If it weren’t for my imagination, I would weigh ten thousand pounds. This is because the only way I am able to exercise anymore is through a long and vivid revenge fantasy.” 
“And when I say the Fashion Police, of course I’m speaking of the small group of screeching gay guys and fashion ‘experts’ on that E! show led by the reanimated corpse of Joan Rivers.” 
“One stipulation to my borrowing your clothes is that you have to have worn the item at least once before I borrow it. I’m not a monster.” 

Which of these Mindy Kaling quotes is your favorite?


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Sarah Olicker is a Vanderbilt University undergraduate student and self-proclaimed Netflix junkie. She loves British accents, Mexican Cuisine, and American Cinema. She has a dangerous online shopping addiction and could tell a platform heel from a stiletto long before she could recite her times tables. She's also a member of her school's A cappella group and appreciates a good #TBT.