Get To Know Ellen Schmedinghoff Our Newest Team Member!
As is customary any time Blue Ion grows, we sat down with our newest team member, Ellen Schmedinghoff and asked her tough questions to really get to know her.
First of all, we learned how to pronounce her name (it really does roll off the tongue once you get it down), we learned her go-to nicknames (in case Schmedinghoff is a tongue twister for you), her celebrity lookalike, and picked up on a Beyonce theme in some of her answers (it’s safe to say she’ll fit right in with the ladies in the office).
What are your nicknames?
El, Schmed, ElSchmed
What would be the title of your autobiography?
People Tell Me Things, because everybody (strangers, acquaintances, and anyone in between) tends to spill their guts to me.
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
Lots of my close friends (and all of my family) live far from Charleston, and most of them live in places I love traveling to. For that reason, I would say teleporting or flying so I can get to them quickly and often.
Who was your favorite Spice Girl?
ALL of them. I was obsessed.
If you were a cupcake, what flavor would you be?
chocolate peanut butter cup
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Lionfish sashimi at the Flora Bama Yacht Club
What celebrity do people think you look like?
I don’t get this often, although my sister-in-law thinks I look like Anna Kendrick
When you were 6 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
After I abandoned my dream of being an ice cream truck driver, I was focused on being a talk show host. In fact, I even taped a few episodes with my friends as guests (most famously Left Eye from TLC). I’d still like to make this happen.
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster?
Tiny Elephant, 100%
What was your favorite toy as a child?
I wasn’t big on toys, but was always in my grandparent’s pool or playing with our hose or sprinkler… if that counts.
What would you like to be famous for?
My ability to start a soul train or conga line at nearly every occasion.
What one food do you wish had zero calories?
A trifecta of tortilla chips, queso, and guacamole
If you were a Crayola crayon, what color would you be?
What’s your Smurf name?
Not a Fan of Smurfs-Smurf
If you could only drink one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pamplemousse La Croix
What is your theme song?
These songs have been either but my top three (in no particular order) are: I Keep Forgetting by Michael McDonald, Juicy by Biggie Smalls, and Grown Woman by Beyonce.
If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?
Delaware because it’s competitive in size to Rhode Island (my home state)
Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
Beyonce and Jay-Z or Barack and Michelle Obama
Who would play you in the Lifetime original movie of your teen years?
Kristen Wiig would be a solid choice.