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Mindy Kaling: I Love Blond Men Like Chris Evans and Chris Pine

USMagazine, Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 2:45pm (PDT)
  • It's safe to say Mindy Kaling has a type.

    Kaling, 33, the star of "The Mindy Project," recently opened up to Us Weekly about what she looks for in a partner. "I have taste in men like an adolescent

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    "I embarrassingly love blond men: hot pinups like Chris Evans and Chris Pine," she explained. "I feel like people expect me to have an edgy choice, like Justin Theroux, and I'm just like, 'Nope! I want Captain America!'"

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    Like her unlucky-in-love ob-gyn alter ego on the freshman comedy series, Kaling is a big fan of romantic comedies. "We both have an encyclopedic knowledge of romantic Tom Hanks movies!" the single star confessed.

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    Of course, there is one major difference between Kaling and the character she portrays. "I'm a lot more square than her. I've never drank the way she does," the "Office" alumna told Us. "I'm really a nerd. I go to bed pretty early. Even when I went to Dartmouth -- which is a pretty big drinking school -- I never took part in anything like that. I was too scared of my parents' reaction."

    "The Mindy Project," co-starring Chris Messina and Ed Weeks, premiered Sept. 25 at 9:30 p.m. on FOX.

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