Most TV stars are well known because they’re TV stars. Mayim Bialik is a TV star who is “different” in some ways. Entertainment Weekly says that Mayim is best known for playing the awkward but brilliant Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS comedy show The Big Bang Theory. Each episode pays her $200,000. We watch the show and pry into their private lives while they complain to Ellen DeGeneres about how “hard” life is when you have millions of dollars.
18. ARE YOU CAPTURING SHELTON’S EYE?
This is the kind of smoky look we’d expect from Kardashian in a photoshoot (although Khloe is currently drowning her sorrows following the Tristan Thompson scandal).
17. A Lovely Face
It takes many guts for a pretty person to agree to look like a slob in front of millions. Most celebrities want the best hair and makeup to look their best, and they usually get what they want.
16. BIKER Lady
The people who make BBT would never let something like this happen. Mayim doesn’t usually look like a “biker chick,” but she pulls it off here, showing that even busy moms can make things look better.
15. YOU DON’T NEED A FILTER.
Have you seen the Instagrams of any of these famous people? Editing over and over again. The skin is so soft that it seems impossible, like the Photoshop wand’s endless supply of silly bunny ears.
14. SHOWN FROM HER FAVORITE PERSPECTIVE
Yes, there are more women than J-Lo and Beyonce who can pull off the “power woman” look. Actresses don’t often get to be themselves, especially if they’re also moms. For this CBS shoot, Mayim showed off her best side by wearing clothes that Amy would never wear.
13. NOT A Diva Behind the Scenes
When we see cute pictures like these, we love the BBT cast even more. They look adorable. No, there isn’t an insight from a celebrity trainer or a smoothie bar. The needs of celebrities in their dressing rooms have reached a new level.
12. WOW, just WOW…
Let’s get something straight. If you said “red carpet,” Amy Farrah Fowler would probably explain how the carpet is made down to the atomic level. Mayim Bialik looks like an A-lister in this picture, but she has more problems with her clothes than you might think.
11. IN HER HEART OF HER FEELINGS
Mayim Bialik went from the U.S. to Israel to do this shoot. She was in the old city of Jerusalem to enjoy the sunshine of the Middle East, but she was there for personal reasons. Mayim was born in the United States, but after she became a Jew, she felt a strong connection to Israel.
10. HER BEDTIME HAS PASSED
She can host talk shows, yes. Mayim went on Craig Ferguson’s Late Show in 2012, showing off her style. The Late Show has more guests than just Jennifer Aniston and Gigi Hadid.
9. THE STYLISH TAILGATE
Isn’t it true that everyone hates people who follow too closely? Mayim is so different from the norms of Hollywood that we don’t even know where to start. Mayim takes the subway as a first step. Yes, that’s right. There won’t be a Ferrari or a $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador, and there won’t be a driver.
8. Hey, Mayim, if Kim K can do it, why can’t you?
Overnight, taking selfies in the dressing room went viral. Celebrities used to keep their beauty secrets to themselves until they died, but now everyone is taking “out and proud” selfies.
7. IN REAL LIFE, A PhD.
Name one sitcom star with a PhD from one of the best universities in the world. It looks like Sofia Vergara. Nope. Are you familiar with Ellen Pompeo? Her white coat does not fool us. Kerry Washington, is that you? Zip.
6. A FAMOUS PERSON ON THE METRO
You don’t see objects like this every day. You’ll find out the most about how Ariana Grande or Miley Cyrus plan their very staged “I’m one of you” shows.
5. PUSHING FORWARD WITH HER BEST FOOT
Look at who got dressed up. Mayim Bialik is very good at putting together photoshoots that aren’t rude, silly, or desperate. She isn’t surrounded by a thousand rappers or “background crowds” of people who aren’t dressed well.
3. THE KIND OF INTERVIEW
This is not something that Amy would wear. It looks like a pale shade of not-quite-burgundy with sheer grey stockings and grandma shoes. Beautiful blues and soft creams? Please.
2. SHE CHECKS HER ENGINE LIGHT.
Don’t make me laugh, please. It’s the BBT joke that has been going on the longest. Penny’s lack of concern about her car’s “check engine light” is one of the things that makes Sheldon the angriest. Penny? She doesn’t care.
1. JUST A REMINISCENT…
Just in case you forgot how Amy Farrah Fowler looks, Mayim is doing what she does best. She’s here in all her glorious, frumpy, hopeless-at-fashion glory.