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Last meal on death row: German chocolate cupcakes from Sprinkles

You know you’re in/from Texas when: You’re served grits, and breakfast has passed.

First thing you would do if you woke up a member of the opposite sex? I don’t wake up people..LOL

What keeps me going: My parents

You should hear me sing: Proud Mary

I’m known around the newsroom for: My hair

Favorite Viral Video: Worry About Yourself!

Johnny Depp Willy Wonka or Gene Wilder Willy Wonka? Most definitely Gene Wilder!

Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate

High five or fist bump? Fist Bump

Secret celebrity crush? STING

Food Trucks: Yum or yuck?

Fad you are embarrassed you got into: Neon-colored torn sweatshirts w/ safety pins & Shoulder Pads

Best DFW tradition: The State Fair of Texas

Favorite CW33 show: Who’s Line Is It Anyway?

Whose Line Is It Anyway

Favorite DFW late-night food: Henderson’s Fried Chicken on Grand Avenue

Fav Halloween costume: Queen Aeleon of Zamunda from Coming to America

Credit: Paramount Pictures

Coming to America (1988) Credit: Paramount Pictures

Best superpower: I can go into any TJ MAXX and put together the fiercest ensemble in 30 minutes…time me!

In which reality TV show would you most likely be found? Sweetie Pies

13: Lucky or unlucky? Neither

Superstitions? None

Why NewsFix? It’s my new Family…duhhh.

Favorite family tradition: First Sunday in August, our family reunion

Flipping channels, the movie you always stop on: The Blues Brothers (1980)

I give back to my community by: Volunteering with various organizations

Behind my back they say: Who does she think she is??”

If I had free time, I would: Sleep LOL

Backstory: Born In Marshall, Texas — East Texas kid. Worked in the professional theatre, television/ film industry for many years before coming a newsie. I have a bio at www.marycollins.com and www.imdb.com.

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