Being an international pop star is a very busy job, but Lorde found time in her busy schedule to moonlight as an anonymous food critic, and she just admitted to Jimmy Fallon that she really did have a secret Instagram account dedicated to rating and reviewing onion rings. [related]
On June 13, Newshub reported that Lorde was secretly running an onion ring Instagram at @onionringsworldwide. She had never claimed it, but the account only had 24 followers, most of whom were Lorde and her friends. Also the account was rating onion rings in places that lined up with Lorde’s travel dates. The account was shut down not long after the NewsHub report came out.
Then, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on June 16, Lorde confirmed that she had in fact been the person with 24 followers secretly reviewing onion rings on Instagram.
“I have to explain for a second,” she said. “Here’s the thing: I sort of naively didn’t realize it would be ‘a thing’ that I was going to different places and trying the onion rings at each of those places.”
As quirky and charming as the idea of a pop star with a secret onion ring Instagram is, Lorde told Fallon she was not actually doing it with the goal of going public about it.
“I feel like it reads like the kind of thing a pop star would do to look relatable, which I wasn’t doing,” she explained. “It was a funny thing with my friends on the tour. I was like, ‘This is a good pastime.'”
Onion rings are not Lorde’s only culinary love. The pop star is such a devoted fan of Cadbury Crème Eggs that she even wrote a song about them once. Maybe she’ll write a song about onion rings, now that the news is out.
Lorde says she had fun rating onion rings for a little while, but does not intend to keep it up. She does love them, though, and she appears to be a real onion ring connoisseur. She told Fallon that she prefers a battered onion ring, and that lightly pickling an onion before battering it up makes an onion ring “magical.”
Lorde may not be reviewing onion rings anymore, but click here to see what The Daily Meal thinks are the 10 best onion rings in America.