Yasmine Al-Bustami's Dallas
CBS Watch! Magazine|September/October 2021
Welcome to the Lone Star State and bring your appetite. The NCIS: Hawai’i actress shows us around her hometown.
By Maria Neuman

THE SAYING THAT “EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas” clearly holds true when asking Yasmine Al-Bustami for Dallas recommendations. “People who aren’t from Texas don’t realize that a single portion of BBQ here is enough to feed a family of four anywhere else,” says the actress, who moved with her own family from Abu Dhabi to the U.S. when she was a toddler. Currently this Texan is equally happy trading in her smoked brisket for a tropical fruit smoothie as junior agent Lucy in the latest series from the NCIS franchise. “Aside from filming in paradise, Lucy is really interesting to me,” says Al-Bustami. “She’s an overachiever, but I could also see her going rogue down the line, and that’s exciting.” But for now, let’s enjoy Al-Bustami’s Southern hospitality, Dallas-style.

SCORE SOME BOOTS

There are a ridiculous number of cowboy boot stores in Dallas, but one of the biggest is Cavender’s. Honestly, I didn’t know that it wasn’t commonplace to wear cowboy boots every day until I moved to L.A. [for work]. I have one pair I wear daily but four pairs total. I like them over skinny jeans, or with shorts or a dress. In Texas, people will even wear cowboy boots to a wedding. They’re considered dressy!

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