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“Nope” Star Brandon Perea Wants To Join The MCU And His Self-Audition Is Impressive



Watching him do backflips in skates made my knees hurt.

Jordan Peele’s latest movie, Nope, raked in over $44 million this past weekend and is currently sitting in the No. 1 at the box office.

And with a cast like Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun, and Brandon Perea, you can do no wrong.

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Brandon, who you may previously know from Netflix’s The OA, plays an electronics store employee in Nope, and getting the role in a Jordan Peele flick was a true blessing for him.

The film hasn’t even come out yet and I’m feeling so much love. I feel so proud, so grateful, and so blessed. Only makes me want to work harder. Just had to thank everyone for the love. Thank you God. Excited to keep going. This will never ever get old, my light will not dim! ♥️

Twitter: @BrandonPerea

And despite being the breakout star of the top movie in the country, Brandon has got his eyes set on the future. A future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that is.

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Brandon told Remezcla that he hopes to join the franchise in the future. “Marvel Cinematic Universe — I need to be there,” he said. “I hope my performance in Nope proves that I can play a Marvel superhero. That’s what I want in my career — 100%.”

Brandon isn’t just a good-looking face with great acting chops either; he’s got the acrobatic moves needed to be an MCU-level hero. Just look at this self-audition he posted to Twitter — it’s truly impressive.

Twitter: @BrandonPerea

There’s even a second part, and somehow the dude has got break dancing in skates and bike tricks listed on his résumé, on top of acrobatics and boxing.

Twitter: @BrandonPerea

Fans suggested he could play a number of roles apart from Nova and Nightcrawler, such as Johnny Storm, Sunspot…

@BrandonPerea You would kill it with a number of roles! Nightcrawler, Nova, Johnny Storm, Sunspot

Twitter: @DJWood79

…Miguel O’Hara, or even Robbie Reyes.

@BrandonPerea It’s giving me Spider-Man 2099 (Miguel O’Hara).. it’s giving me Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes). . . @Marvel @MarvelStudios sign him

Twitter: @ranriddlz

So Kevin Feige, if you’re listening, give Brandon a call. He’ll be waiting.


If Your Life Just Keeps Getting Busier, Here Are 37 Products You Need To Invest In



Unlike other hair dryers, this one can be held closer to the roots and scalp for a higher volume and lift and helps you curl hair at the end while it dries. It comes with three heat settings and is designed to work on all hair textures — reviewers with 2a–4c hair mentioned it working for them, and especially noted that it helps cut down on drying time!

Promising reviews: “I’ve had my eye on a Dyson Airwrap, but given the cost, I figured I’d try this while I save up. This thing is fantastic. I have waist length hair that’s naturally straight, but gets frizzy when damp. I’ve had salon blowouts that have left my hair looking great, but I simply can’t manage a round brush without it getting tangled in my hair. This device has been a game changer. It works best if you air dry for a while before you use it, then use it to finish your style. My hair miraculously doesn’t get snarled in it, and it leaves my hair looking like I’ve had it professionally styled. I love it, and I’m no longer interested in blowing $500 on a Dyson. Highly recommend!” —Ilsa

Get it from Amazon for $41.45 (available in two colors).

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I Went To Morocco And Portugal For 10 Days With Only A Backpack And Small Carry On Bag…Here Are 15 Items That Made The Cut



This set includes a high quality plastic bag, four bottles (two different sizes), four jars (two different sizes), two spray bottles, two product spoons, one funnel, one cleaning brush, and one page of labels.

Before buying this I had just a hodgepodge of random travel size products and a bag that didn’t really fit any of it. I wanted to find a cohesive set, all of which actually had a place to go. Enter this guy. Not only is it all matching, but the variety of bottles, jars, and spray bottles is super convenient for all kinds of different products. The labels are also really helpful for making sure you don’t end up conditioning your hair with body wash. The bottles are incredibly easy to fill because the openings are super wide and you can easily pour directly from the full size bottle.

Promising review: “I absolutely love this travel set!! First of all it looks great, clean, classic. Not only does it come with bottles and jars and spray bottles, it also comes with a spoon, a funnel, a cleaning brush and a page of labels. They thought of everything. The larger bottles for shampoo etc, are made of silicone, so you can squeeze the product out. My favorite thing about this set is the size. It fits into luggage so easily.” —Funnymom

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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17 Solo Travel Safety Tips By Women, For Women



17 Safety Tips For Women Traveling Alone

I’ve cried on my couch while watching Eat, Pray, Love more times than I’m willing to publicly admit. Apart from inspiring me to sob alone in my apartment, it also inspires me to live my Julia Roberts dreams and travel alone. The only problem is that I’m SCARED. There’s no way I can comfortably eat, pray, or love on a trip unless I feel safe, protected, and relaxed.


“The best advice I’ve heard as a solo female traveler is if there aren’t local women out alone, you shouldn’t be either.”



“Take self-defense classes so you know how to look after yourself if the worst thing happens. You’ll feel more confident in yourself.”


“I take a tampon out of the applicator, roll up my cash, and put it in the empty applicator. I use my flat iron to reseal the wrapper. Someone may steal my wallet, but no one is stealing tampons.”



“Both Android and iPhones have safety SOS settings. You can configure them to call emergency services with options that you can do without even taking your phone out of your pocket and attracting attention.”


“If you feel uncomfortable around people when you get somewhere alone, you can make a ‘fake phone call.’ Say something like, ‘Can you open the door for me when I get the room?’ so no one knows that you’re alone.”



“If you’re looking to scare someone off, be unhinged. While walking or waiting for the bus, if I get a creep vibe, I stare intensely at something and talk to myself. The less sense it makes, the better.”


“I travel internationally by myself for work a few times a year, and when looking at hotels, I always do a run-through on Google street view of the surroundings so I’ll know what to expect. It helps to feel more comfortable somewhere new after I get the lay of the land.”



“Write down important phone numbers on pieces of paper and leave a copy in your hotel room, another on you, and another in each suitcase just in case you lose your phone and don’t have important contacts memorized.”


“Ignore people! A lot of the worst behavior I have experienced as a woman on my own comes from business owners who think a female tourist is an easy target for a flirtatious or aggressive sales tactic or men in bars or cafes who think that makes you an easy pick up. Most people with less-than-honorable intentions will back off if you really don’t engage with them!”



“Get a bag with a zipper! Makes it way harder for anyone to pickpocket you.”


“I’m single and when I went to Cape Town, I visited a local brewery. When a guy started to chat me up, I got a weird feeling…so I mentioned that my ‘wife’ was on her way over and pulled up my friend’s Instagram that has a ton of photos of me and her together and he immediately changed the conversation and tone with me from flirting.”



“Always share your location with anyone back home — no matter the time difference. It helps in emergencies to track your last known location.”


“Buy a door jammer for your hotel room! It fits perfectly in checked luggage and won’t take up any room in a car. It’s lightweight and could save your life. If you want to add another layer of safety, pack rubber door stoppers.”



“I always tell anyone I meet while solo traveling that I’m meeting up with friends later. It’s always better for people to think that you have someone who would immediately notice if something happened to you.”


“My friend’s aunt is ALWAYS traveling alone. If she stops at a hotel, especially if there are lurkers around, she always tells the person at the desk that she and some friends are there for a martial arts conference.”



“I only stay in hotels with doors on the inside (no cabanas, no cottages, no motels) so someone has to walk past an employee or a camera to get to my door.”


And finally, “Nothing wrong with carrying pepper spray.”


I can never get enough of these travel tips! It’s scary out there, so if there’s anything I can do to feel a little less anxious, I’ll do it. Let me know in the comments if you have more safety advice for women traveling alone!

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