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Carlie Craig attends a film premiere in Hollywood, Calif., on July 11, 2016. (Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com.)

Your next celebrity crush is Carlie Craig


Your next celebrity crush is Carlie Craig

You might not know it yet, but Your Next Celebrity Crush is "MADtv" star Carlie Craig.

Sure, Craig's fashion-model looks and entrancing blue eyes enhance her crush-worthy status.

But the 25-year-old comedian on the rise is so much more than a pretty face.

The Florida native has inspired several Twitter crushes in recent months.

Crushes transcended heteronormative standards.

And yet another Craig fan expressed all the feels.

Craig was voted "class clown" of her high-school class, according to Lifestyle Media Group.

She then double-majored in theater and media production at Florida State University.

Just days after graduating from FSU, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her showbiz career.

Mean Boyz by Todrick Hall

Soon after her L.A. arrival, Craig studied comedy at The Groundlings and the UCB Theatre, and collaborated with YouTube star Todrick Hall as a producer-performer for his MTV series. One of her earliest projects with Hall is 2014's "Mean Boys," which has almost 10 million views. (Language NSFW.)

Happy Cover | Carlie Craig

A month after the January 2014 release of "Mean Boys," Craig showcased her singing skills, posting a charming cover of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" to her own YouTube channel.

Those vocal chops bolster her celeb impressions, which mimic some of pop music's top stars.

Celebrity Impressions | Carlie Craig

In January 2016, she posted her impersonations of Shakira, Gwen Stefani, Emma Stone, Lorde and Ariana Grande on YouTube, where Craig now has more than 27,000 subscribers.

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That video not only collected almost 800,000 views, but also led to Craig's appearance on a May 2016 episode of USA's impersonation competition, "First Impressions," judged by "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Dana Carvey.

Although she lost on that show, Craig arguably won something greater than its $10,000 prize.

In June, Craig was cast on The CW's reboot of the Fox sketch-comedy series "MADtv."

In July's premiere episode, Craig demonstrated versatility beyond her pop-star comfort zone, delivering solid impressions of both Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Warren.

I'm going to figure it out as I go. It'll be a journey for sure.
Carlie Craig, on her career

Craig doesn't seem intimidated by her success.

As she told Lifestyle Media Group, "I'm going to figure it out as I go. It'll be a journey for sure."

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