While a girl can certainly get a decent amount of mileage out of her beauty and fashion sense in the entertainment industry, Young has genuine good-natured charisma working for her as well. When, due to time constraints, lots of luggage and lack of a better option, the postshoot interview is moved to a Dunkin’ Donuts on Manhattan’s East 14th Street, she takes it in stride. “Are you a York Peppermint Pattie shake girl or a Reese’s shake girl?” she asks, grabbing the tape recorder and launching into faux-reporter mode as a noisy blender interrupts the conversation. “It looks like those are $1.99...and I want one now. Okay, back to you.”
Music, looks, personality—it’s a package deal that apparently has big network appeal. When asked how her MTV meeting went during a follow-up phone call a few days later, Young is all good news: “Oh, MTV! Let me tell you what these people told me. They want to give me my own show. I’m not kidding!” She notes that nothing’s set in stone, and details have yet to be worked out, but in other words, she seems to have nailed it.