This is basically the throwback Thursday to end all throwback Thursdays! How many people can say they were on a late night talk show at 4 years old? We’ll actually have to get back to you with the stats on that one, but at least one of them is Naya Rivera.
The actress who portrays Santana on Glee appeared on Arsenio on October 30, and the show’s host decided to surprise her with a little blast from the past: A clip from when she appeared on the first incarnation of his talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, back in the 80s. In the completely adorable video, little baby Naya looks like she’s ready to appear in a Michael Jackson video alongside legendary comedian Redd Foxx.
When Arsenio tells her she could be a model, Naya excitedly answers, “I did that!” Way to achieve your life goals before you break into the double digits! However, though Naya would go on to land magazine covers and fashion spreads, there’s at least one prediction her four-year-old self got wrong. Arsenio asked if she’d ever want to get married when she grew up, and she seems pretty sure the answer is no. Why? “Because! I’m too young for that!”
Touché, baby Sanny. But not anymore! Fast forward 22 years later and Naya is all grown up and engaged to rapper Big Sean. Where does the time go?