So, you may realize how involved I am in this video and the its creating process. Well, I’m feeling involved definitely because this content being created right now is just so iconic!
Since I’ve been doing my research thoroughly, I thought I would share with you some of my knowledge on who’s who in Ariana Grande’s teaser for ‘thank u, next’
1. Colleen Ballinger
“One time on Twitter, I heard Ariana was pregnant, so I got pregnant so we could be pregnant at the same time. Turns out it was just a rumor”
If you’ve been a fan of Grande for a while or have been on YouTube at least once in your life, you definitely know Ballinger.
Also known as ‘Mirana Sings’, the young woman is one of YouTube’s most popular creator. Ballinger has three different channels which both have over million of subscribers.
Grande and Ballinger have been friends for a long time and been making videos even before Grande’s rise to fame – so it’s pretty awesome to see them collaborate together again for a creative project.
2. Jonathan Bennett
“Ariana Grande told me my hair looked sexy pushed back. She’s not wrong.”
If you don’t know who Jonathan Bennett is, I think it’s time for you to turn on your computer and watch Mean Girls again because Bennett is the original Aaron Samuels aka, Regina George’s ex-boyfriend.
It’s actually pretty awesome to see that he was down to take on his old role again and participate in the music video.
Bennett is currently the host of the Food Network series ‘Halloween Wars” and he most recently released his first cookbook inspired by Mean Girls called “The Burn Cookbook: An Unofficial Unauthorized Cookbook for Mean Girls Fans” where he shares recipes such as Fetch-uccine Alfredo or Just Stab Caesar Salad.
3. Bethany Byrd
“Ariana broke off an engagement so I found a guy that proposed to me and I broke off the engagement.”
What if I told you that Jonathan Bennett wasn’t the only original actor being featured in Grande’s new video? Yep, Byrd was one of the extras in Mean Girls who’s iconic line made her iconic, naturally. She was one of the girls in the ‘Meet the Plastics’ scene who was talking about Regina George. Her line? “One time, she [Regina] punched me in the face.. it was awesome!”
4. Troye Sivan
“I heard she’s a lesbian now and is dating some chick called Aubrey. It’s fucking sick.”
Troye Sivan is a singer-songwriter who already worked with Grande earlier this year for his song ‘Dance to this’. They’ve been friends for a while now it seems – it’s pretty cool to see Sivan partaking in Grande’s upcoming video!
5. Courtney Chipolone
“Ariana says, honest to God knock me out, so I decided to punch myself in the face. It was awesome.”
Chipolone is one of Ariana Grande’s best friend. We don’t know much about her except that she will be playing a pretty big role in Grande’s new video.
Are you excited for Grande’s new video?