Brittany Broski Is the Queen of Cringe
This is SEARCH HISTORY, your deep dive into the online habits of our favorite creatures of the internet. From preferred stalking platforms and private browsing habits to the social accounts we should all know about, we slide into the DMs and ask all your burning questions.
Meet Brittany Broski—the meme queen-turned-internet icon who found her way into the spotlight after a TikTok she posted of herself tasting kombucha went viral. She was dubbed ‘Kombucha Girl’ immediately thereafter, and in the two years since, has kept her more than six million followers entertained by posting reaction videos on TikTok and launching a podcast, Violating Community Guidelines, about all things cringe. Broski’s online fame has reached such heights that the comedian—who is also a diehard Harry Styles fan (she has the tattoos to prove it)—was recently offered an opportunity to meet her idol, an experience that naturally resulted in tears. We slid into the DMs to ask the internet phenom about her Google search history, her stalking platform of choice, and her post-Harry glow.
BROSKI: I’m a 25-year-old woman from Texas in Los Angeles, America!
INTERVIEW: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
BROSKI: I check my phone and lay on the floor to stretch my back because I have the body of a 54-year-old.
INTERVIEW: What’s your Starbucks order?
BROSKI: Grande iced latte with oat milk and 2 pumps of hazelnut.
INTERVIEW: What were your last three google searches?
BROSKI: I’ll show you.
INTERVIEW: Favorite meme format?
BROSKI: Memes have a 24-hour life span so I don’t want to date myself by referencing anyone in particular. I plead the fifth, your honor.
INTERVIEW: What’s your favorite YouTube rabbit hole?
BROSKI: I love mukbangs & tea channels & art restoration videos & European history videos lol.
INTERVIEW: What’s your stalking platform of choice?
BROSKI: IG, definitely. You can learn so much from tagged photos.
INTERVIEW: Describe your private browsing persona in 3 words.
BROSKI: idiot, American, embarrassed.
INTERVIEW: Print or digital?
BROSKI: Digital, I lose things too easily.
INTERVIEW: How many unread text messages do you have?
INTERVIEW: What was your AIM screen name?
BROSKI: I wasn’t on AIM. I’m the youngest woman to ever live.
INTERVIEW: What does your TikTok For You page look like?
BROSKI: My FYP is just a live feed of everyone I stan. It’s Bad Bunny and Harry and Rosalía, and then edits of random people mixed with fart noises and obscure one-off videos with 3000 likes.
INTERVIEW: Choose one: money or clout.
INTERVIEW: What’s a website everyone should know about?
BROSKI: AO3 AKA ARCHIVE OF OUR OWN, I WILL NOT BE ELABORATING.
INTERVIEW: An account everyone should follow?
INTERVIEW: What is your favorite Harry Styles fan account?
INTERVIEW: Where do you spend the most time online?
BROSKI: Instagram purely out of habit, it’s mindless scrolling. I wish I could stop.
INTERVIEW: Describe your most incriminating accidental email/text.
BROSKI: The classic: sending a screenshot of some bullshit someone said, but instead of sending it to another person, you send it to the person who said it.
INTERVIEW: Strangest DM you’ve received?
BROSKI: When I lived in Texas, someone DMed me saying “just saw you at your mailbox” I was like, bruh why would you say that to me that’s so creepy??
INTERVIEW: Read receipts: on or off?
BROSKI: Off for sure bc I get text anxiety and forget to text people back <3
INTERVIEW: What’s your password?