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Cait + Shannon Barker

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Mar 13, 2015

Yesterday, Cait and Shannon Barker took over our Instagram account. Today, they’ll probably take over the world.

That’s because the sisters (Cait’s older by about 5 years) have a YouTube channel so popular, its audience is almost as big as a network TV show’s… even though the blondes post adventures from their daily lives in Orange County, as opposed to the Xanax-inducing drama on Scandal. 

But who are the Barkers, really? There’s only one way to find out… the Popular Pop Quiz.

NAMES
Cait and Shannon Barker

NAME YOU WISH YOU HAD AS A KID
Cait: Michelle Tanner
Shannon: Sparkly Glinta. It was the name of my imaginary friend. It was supposed to be Sparkly Glitter, but I couldn’t pronounce glitter…

OCCUPATION
Models and Video Bloggers

DREAM ROLE IN A MOVIE THAT’S ALREADY BEEN MADE
Shannon: Aquamarine (Sara Paxton), who doesn’t want to be a mermaid.

HAIR ICON
Cait: Brigitte Bardot
Shannon: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

DENIM ICON
Cait: Erin Wasson
Shannon: Candice Swanepoel. People usually associate her with lingerie, but I love her personal style.

SPIRIT ANIMAL
Cait: North West
Shannon: Rosie, of Sophia Grace and Rosie fame

FAVORITE MASCARA
Cait: BeneFit Cosmetics Bad Gal Lashes
Shannon: CoverGirl Lash Blast

FAVORITE SNEAKERS
Cait: Vans Black SK8-HI
Shannon: Comme des Garçons x Converse

FAVORITE BOOK
Cait: None at the moment; any suggestions?
Shannon: Eat Pretty by Jolene Hart

KARAOKE ANTHEM
Cait: “Drunk In Love,” Beyonce
Shannon: “Feels Like the First Time,” Foreigner

LAST MOVIE WATCHED
Cait: Father of the Bride
Shannon: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

LAST FASHION ITEM PURCHASED
Cait: Another pair of black jeans. You can never have too many, right? (Right?!)
Shannon: Nike Air Force Ones.

PRIZED POSSESSION IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Cait: Tevo. That was before everyone had a DVR. My parents didn’t even have one yet. That was the shit.
Shannon: A Hello Kitty Debit Card.

BEST COMPLIMENT YOU COULD GET:
Cait: “Ummmm, excuse me, are you Candice Swanepoel?”
Shannon: That I have good skin and teeth. Random, but I think healthy, glowing skin and teeth are really beautiful.

TEXTING (ON SILENT) IN A MOVIE THEATER: OK OR NO?
Cait: Don’t be that person.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY?
Cait: Awesome.
Shannon: Grateful.

WHAT IS POPULAR?
Cait: The greatest thing since Sliced Bread.
Shannon: A place where being creative and unique is cool. #TheAntiSocialNetwork