Staff Stories: Make-ups, Break-ups, and Everything in Between — First Celebrity Crushes

It’s not ALL work around the Swoon Reads headquarters. We’ve discovered that it’s also very important to have long gossipy conversations around the metaphorical water cooler. Thus, we’ve compiled a list of burning questions for our Swoon Staff members to answer. And, we’d love for you to join us! Share your answers in the comments. This week’s question is:

Who was your first celebrity crush?

“Probably Jonathan Taylor Thomas or Leonardo DiCaprio. I was a 90’s kid…you get the picture.” — Kelly M.


“There’s an Australian soap called Heartbreak High and I was in love with a character called Drazic. His real name is Callum Mulvey and I recommend a google image search.” — Rachel P.


“Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block. I’m pretty sure I had the Unofficial Trivia Guide for the band memorized and I know that I could sing the entire album without missing a word.” — Holly W.


“Zack Morris from Saved By the Bell. Duh.” — Liz J.


“Leonardo DiCaprio was probably first, but Johnny Depp was soon after and my love for him knew no bounds.” — Johanna K.


“At age 11 I got my first big crush, on Viggo Mortensen in the Lord of the Rings movies. A bit mature for a preteen, but I still find him sexy.” — Zoey P.


“Adam Brody. I was so in love with him I saw his “band” Big Japan play once and I stayed through the whole gig and they were pretty terrible.” — Summer O.


“It really creeps people out, but when I was very little, I thought I was going to marry Pee Wee Herman. That suit was really cool and his house was literally a playhouse. What more could a girl want?” — Kathryn L.

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