Kiwi lad scores internship with Ellen DeGeneres

Hip Hop Hollywood 23/11/2016


A young Kiwi man has headed from the small North Island town of Murupara to the big leagues in Los Angeles, scoring his dream job as an intern on Ellen.

Fabian Anderson says he was chosen because of his charismatic Kiwi attitude.

"I applied like any normal person online as a college student - I did everything normal, did the whole procedure and they loved me so they had me on straight away," he told Paul Henry on Wednesday.

"They weren't expecting what I wrote down because I sounded really conservative on my essays, but when I came in it was like I had ADHD."



Anderson says his fingers are crossed that he will get to do some segments while on the show.

"I think I want to be crazy within the lot, then hopefully from there they better offer me something - I'll be irked if not!" Anderson said.

"Then [I'll] hopefully graduate like a good student, make my parents proud, then hopefully they offer me a job doing the bum stuff then I can work my way up from there."

But he's not planning to be too crazy - as an actor, Anderson says he knows when to put his "professional hat" on.

"I think I know now in life where the line is drawn, and when I should be good or when I should be bad."