So, I’ve never actually met Miss. Madeleine Byrne in person, but I feel like we’re practically best friends. I started following Mads on Insta about a year ago when multiple pals would send me her videos. If you are not yet following her, do so now, you won’t regret it. She is hilarious, real and witty.
I feel like Madeleine is a total bad-ass inspiration queen because of her carefree attitude and the fact that she is obviously widely successful by literally just being her hilarious self. She comes up with original content on the daily and never ceases to make me laugh.
I reached out to her a little while ago to see if she’d be interested in taking time out of her day to answer the questions for Inspiration Queens and she was so lovely. I can’t wait till the day we meet in person and drink all the wine… Until then I will continue to pretend we’re best friends via insta.
What is your favorite thing about having a new-found voice?
I love having a platform to inspire people to be themselves! I’ve always been interested in comedy and now I get to do it for a living and hopefully make other people smile.
Where is your favorite place on Earth?
Hmm… I feel like I haven’t met that place yet. Right now, i’m a homebody. I like being in bed with my dog eating dark chocolate covered pretzels. Is that sad? I feel like i’m supposed to say Greece or something. Umm….Greece!
What is the one thing that always makes you smile?
Dog videos, snacks, my roommate (Brittany), the show, “Friends”, leaving an audition, cleaning my room. Whoops you said one thing.
What’s your go-to work out song?
How do you make the world a better place?
Hopefully I can make some people smile!
What is your favorite place to escape?
Hiking Runyon Canyon
What’s one thing in your life that make you feel strong?
Finishing a workout. Like a good solid workout. I always feel SO strong.
If you had one day left to live, what would you do first?
Jeez that’s intense. I would probably fly back to San Francisco and be with my family, (I’d also take my dog Linus with me). We’d probably take lots of walks, laugh, watch TV.
Who is the one person on Earth that knows you the best?
Probably my best friends Brittany & Miranda. I feel like they know me on a deeper level than most.
What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
I really like my eyes!
What is your favorite non-physical attribute about yourself?
My sense of awareness
Who inspires you?
Hardworking self starters
What was the last thing that made you cry?
Meh, idk. Something.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I’m pretty boring. Maybe riding on the back of a boys motorcycle. My dad told me never to do that haha.
What’s your favorite joke?
Dating in LA. That’s a joke…
What gives your life meaning?
Family, dog, friends
There are two types of people in the world… what are those two types?
People who get it, and people who don’t.
As you get older, what are you becoming more afraid of?
Not accomplishing all the things I want while i’m in my 20’s. I worry about getting lazy.
What do you take for granted?
What makes a good life?
Being honest with yourself
What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?
Things will get so much better. You shouldn’t worry about what other people think about you right now because they will not matter to you soon. You should go to bed earlier and develop healthy habits. Have more fun and worry less about being “cool”.
What are the top three things you want to accomplish before you die?
Travel, find a great love, have a pretty bathroom
What is your favourite quote?
“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling”