Luisa Omielan is one of those people you immediately like. Sitting across from me at London’s Soho House, she’s telling me about her attempts at a nosugar diet, teaching me how to tie my hair in a bun without using a mirror and exchanging Airbnb stories – the good, the bad and the terrifying (think stranger standing at the side of your bed at 3am). Ordering a peppermint tea (she’d usually have a coffee with two sugars) she’s wearing a baseball cap with pompoms and contemplating the tricky topic of hat-at-the-table etiquette.Luisa launched onto the comedy scene in 2012 with her debut show What Would Beyoncé Do?! It achieved critical acclaim and sold out around the world – along with her follow-up Am I Right Ladies?! Down to earth and hilarious, she’s amounted an army of fiercely loyal fans. It’s easy to see why. Tackling issues like heartbreak, body image and anxiety with brutal honesty, there’s no one else like Luisa. She dances with fans, hosts Valentine’s Day parties and always says yes to a selfie. In one of her most famous gags, known as the ‘thigh gap’, Luisa pulls down her trousers and rants about the pressures of body image. The joke went viral and has since had over 40 million views.
With What Would Beyoncé Do?! set to air on BBC Three this Valentine’s Day, Luisa answers Look’s most pressing questions – including those rumours