It’s so refreshing when beautiful celebrities who seem to just exude an aura of total perfection and grace show us that in reality, they’re really just as goofy as the rest of us. And when it comes to goofiness (and cheesiness), Jameela Jamil is our girl.
The British TV star dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET) Wednesday night, and on top of sharing with us the amazing things she’s been doing for the body positivity movement with her I Weigh campaign, she took a moment to explain a little viral incident from the Emmys. In the most relatable red carpet moment ever, our queen revealed to the world that she was touting around a string cheese in her tiny teal purse. Yup, pause for applause.
When Jimmy asked her about the moment, she didn’t hesitate to bring forth more snacks, whipping out a cheese string, a yogurt snack, a dried meat stick, and even Jimmy’s favourite—a Skor bar—from underneath her drop dead gorgeous gown.
If you needed any more proof that Jameela is the coolest and most like-us celeb right now, this should do it. She admitted that she was super nervous to do the show (not that you could tell from her seriously stellar performance) since The Tonight Show is live this week and she’s had some less-than-spectacular experience with live performance.
Well before her The Good Place days, Jameela was a live TV host in the U.K. and she explained part of her nerves going into the interview stemmed from the fact things used to go wrong “all the time” doing that job. She broke down one particularly traumatizing incident involving Daniel Craig and an exposed bum.
Right before beginning a live interview with Craig and two unidentified Bond Girls (“the sexiest women alive”), she explained, “I misjudged the size of my bum and how big my dress was… as I was bending over to take my seat to interview them, my dress exploded open at the back. Like exploded. Everything out.”
To make matters worse, it just so happened to be on a day that she wasn’t wearing any under garments. Well, that sure beats our recurring nightmare where we turn up to high school wearing no pants.
Luckily for our girl, there were no bums exposed last night, just pure charm, beauty, and string cheese. Jameela will always be the perfect celebrity in our books, simply because she shows how un-perfect she really is.