Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies fame will sit on the “#GirlLove on YouTube” panel discussion on Thursday, June 23, and, later, the “The More You Know” panel on Saturday, June 25.
Ahead of the popular cooking vlogger’s stint at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, here’s everything you need to know about her life – with and without spatula in hand.
1. She was once on Glee.
Before discovering her affinity for cooking up sweets in the kitchen, Pansino, 31, was living in Los Angeles just hoping to catch her big break.
“I always wanted a job in entertainment,” she told Cosmopolitan, explaining, “I had an agent. I was working a union job as an actor.”
That union job? A little show called Glee, on which Pansino starred as one of Sue’s Cheerios.
Pansino only left the gig when her agent gave her an ultimatum between the baking videos and the screentime (she chose her YouTube channel).
2. Her grandmother inspired her love of baking.
While Nerdy Numies was born out of Hollywood, Pansino’s baking abilities were formed much earlier.
Her passion for pastries was inherited: “My grandmother loved baking and because of her, baking has always been a hobby of mine,” according to New Media Rockstars.
She added, “I have always loved being creative with my food and making themed sweets for my friends.”
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3. She’s dabbled in music.
Pansino’s got skills with the spatula – and with rhymes. Her first single debuted last year, complete with a Marie Antoinette-era music video.
“Perfect Together” also hearkens to what made her famous: food! Lyrics include plenty of gastronomical phrases like, “If you were Sunday brunch, I’d be eggs and bacon.”
4. She has a Frenchie.
Puppies make the perfect sous-chefs – just ask Pansino. The YouTuber has a french bulldog named Cookie, who is a frequent flyer on her social media channels.
Cookie is a crucial part of Pansino’s daily routine as well: he jogs with the star in the early mornings, she told Cosmopolitan.
5. She’s published her own cookbook.
Prefer your recipes in print form? Pansino can help you out there, too.
Her very first Nerdy Nummies Cookbook hit shelves last November, and includes recipes for things like textbook-shaped s’mores, robot brownie pops and dice cookies.