Alani Vargas began her career as a journalist in 2017, and joined the Showbiz Cheat Sheet team in 2019. She specializes in writing about The Bachelor, Marvel, and Star Wars. If our team needs to know some obscure fact about the Star Wars prequel era, The Clone Wars, or Ahsoka Tano, Alani is the person we ask. She studied at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Alani’s career highlights so far include attending the 2018 Grammys as a journalist, attending the Jedi: Fallen Order preview event in 2019, and interviewing celebrities including Kellan Lutz, Ashley Tisdale, and Ashley Eckstein. She also co-directed a short documentary that premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival in 2019.
Alani is inspired in her work by seeing more representation within television, especially when it comes to depicting queer and Latinx experiences. In her spare time, she watches Love Island to perfect her British accent (this is only slightly a joke), and knits with the goal to recreate Harry Styles’ JW Anderson cardigan. She also paints occasionally.