Hometown: Los Angeles, California
After countless spots as a music host—even playing a lesbian zombie for a video—Meredith finally got her big break when Sony signed her to be the face of their first-ever game console reality show, The Tester. The show pits gamer against gamer in challenges of the mind with the winner receiving a job at Sony HQ as a game tester. It debuts on February 18 only on PlayStation 3 consoles, but we got the scoop on the red hot redhead when she called us up to chat about video games, sex tapes, and her infatuation with linguistics.
So, just how much of a nerd are you?
I'm definitely a big nerd, specifically a word nerd. I grew up reading a lot of comics. I spend most of my time playing crosswords—I have so many Boggle and Word Search apps on my phone, I think I am running out of memory.
Do you have a favorite word?
I'm very big into adverbs like 'sensuously' and 'languidly'. It just feels good when you say them.
Describe your ideal geek fantasy.
It starts with JJ Abrams telling me the island is real and that he bought me a plane ticket. And, I want Benjamin to take me.
Do you game?
I am such a sucker for arcade fighting games like Tekken. Lately, I've been on a Dead Rising kick. There's something really awesome about killing zombies by swinging a chainsaw over your head.
What's the worst reality show on TV?
I've never watched a full episode but definitely I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of Here. That might be the worst thing ever videotaped.
Worse than the alleged Dustin Diamond sex tape?
Thank God I've never seen that! That would definitely take the cake.
We saw you're a huge Yankees fan on your Twitter. With A-Rod and Kate Hudson split up, would you volunteer to be his girlfriend for the 2010 season?
I would agree to it only on the condition that Scott Boras negotiates a deal where I get Derek Jeter every other weekend.