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For Mindy Kaling, being called "real" is not a compliment.
In her second book, Why Not Me?, the Mindy Project star writes (as excerpted by the U.K.'s Guardian), "I don't want to be real! When I think of things that are 'real', I think of income taxes and Putin['s invasion of Ukraine. Real is bad! I want fantasy!"
In reality, though, Mindy "absolutely [does] try to conform to normal standards of beauty," she writes, joking, "I am just not remotely successful at it."