40 Questions with: Ranae Maloney, AAE

We’ll admit, this post is a bit late, but we still want to introduce Ranae Maloney! Ranae is one of our rockstar AAE’s. As per Blanc & Otus tradition, we bombarded her with dozens of random questions. We found out about her favorite color (green), her dream destination (the Bahamas), and that she’s never read a Harry Potter book (gasp).

A native of Santa Cruz, Ranae fell into PR after excelling in her writing courses in college. She’s a dog person, an avocado lover, and most importantly, a Keith Urban fan. Her favorite foods include sushi and ice cream (sometimes simultaneously) and she enjoys baking and cooking in her free time. Check out the rest of Ranae’s Q&A in the video below!


  1. What’s your full name? Ranae Aspen Maloney
  2. Where are you from? Santa Cruz, California
  3. What’s your favorite kind of cheese? Brie
  4. How did you get into PR? I just kind of stumbled into it in college, I really liked my writing courses and I found it to be a good fit (We think so too!)
  5. What’s your zodiac sign? Pisces
  6. Favorite dessert? Ice cream
  7. Favorite meal? Sushi (when in San Francisco!)
  8. Are you a morning person? Yes
  9. What’s your biggest pet peeve? When people are walking too close behind me on the street(#PersonalSpace)
  10. What’s your favorite color? Green
  11. How many piercings do you have? I have 5
  12. Any tattoos? Nope
  13. What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? Probably Keith Urban (So fun!)
  14. Where would you go on a dream vacation? I would go to a tropical island, probably somewhere in the Bahamas
  15. Do you have any pets? I have two dogs
  16. What did you have for breakfast? I had yogurt
  17. Do you have a favorite SnapChat filter? I like the dog
  18. Who’s your celebrity crush? Um, I don’t know, I don’t really have one (Then well just assume it's Ryan Gosling…)
  19. Do you ever make wishes at 11:11? No
  20. Have you ever colored your hair? I have not (A natural beaut)
  21. Do you have any allergies? Nope
  22. What is something you proud of? I guess finishing college
  23. What song has been stuck in you head recently? Work by Rihanna (Same with the rest of us…)
  24. What is the drink of choice? Usually beer or wine
  25. How do you cut sandwiches, diagonally or vertically? Diagonally
  26. Would you rather do a truth or a dare? Dare (livin’ on the edge)
  27. Do you have any siblings? I have one sister
  28. What’s your favorite board game? Um… monopoly?
  29. Last time you played it?  A couple months ago, I used to nanny, so…
  30. How do you drink your coffee or tea? Usually black coffee (hardcore)
  31. What is your favorite pizza? I like margarita pizza
  32. What is your favorite word and why? My favorite word is rambunctious and I have no idea why
  33. Do you have a favorite holiday? Thanksgiving
  34. Favorite food to order take out? Probably sushi
  35. Favorite restaurant in San Francisco? I recently went to Chubby Noodle and that was pretty good
  36. Most vivid child hood memory? Probably visiting my cabin in the mountains with my family –it’s a good one
  37. Was the dress white and old or blue and black? White and gold (agree to disagree…)
  38. When they ship Styrofoam, what do they pack it on? Uh… A cardboard box?
  39. A car traveling at the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights? Um… the vehicle stops?
  40. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop? Hundreds (vague..)
  41. How do they get those boats in those glass bottles? I have no idea
  42. In a movie theater, which arm rest is yours? Both (arm rest hog!)
  43. Favorite movie? Dirty Dancing (RIP Pat Swayze)
  44. Favorite TV show? Greys Anatomy (RIP the entire original cast)
  45. Favorite child hood book? It’s called I’ll Love You Forever
  46. Giants, warriors, or both? Both (Go SF!)
  47. Best B&O memory so far? My first day was pretty memorable, getting everything started and meeting everybody
  48. Coolest place you’ve traveled? Ireland (Top o the mornin!)
  49. Favorite clothing store? Nordstrom
  50. Guilty pleasure? I like searching new recipes for baking. And cooking, but mostly baking.
  51. What’s your favorite flower? Tulip
  52. Lake or ocean? Ocean
  53. Favorite harry potter book? I’ve actually never read any of them (Don’t worry, we’ll convert her)
  54. Favorite Instagram filter? I don’t have one
  55. Peanut butter, almond butter or neither? Peanut butter
  56. If you were stuck on an island with only one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? I would probably go with avocados
  57. Favorite work out? Running
  58. Heels, sneakers, or flats? Sneakers
  59. Anything else to add? I don’t think so