You'll never guess Tinashe's first career choice

Ah, the age-old question, “What would you pursue if you weren't deep in your current career path?” It may conjure memories of a Myers-Briggs test and even make you wonder if you made the right choice. On the baby-blue carpet at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the actors and musicians there didn't need to take a test to find their calling, even if it did involve food, education or psychology. They're entertainers. Cue the dramatic wrist slap against a forehead.

Take rising singer-songwriter Tinashe, who said she’d be pursuing, let’s call it a culinary track, if she weren't hitting up national stages. Hal- jokingly -- or maybe the joke is on us -- the 22-year-old actress said she’d be “probably be sitting on the couch eating French fries, like a professional fry taster.” Yum.

For MTV “Happyland” actress Katherine McNamara, she considered, heck, even pursued, economics during her studies after high school. “Economics was my whole life, and my interest and my love,” the 19-year-old said. “And then I fell into acting and decided to play dress-up for a living because I truly found my passion.” Quite the leap.

What about Zach Gilford? “The Purge: Anarchy” actor said he’d go for a career in instruction. “I studied education in college, so I’d probably be teaching high school somewhere,” the Illinois native said. Any subjects in particular? Math or English. Double talent.

Don’t forget about MTV “Faking It” actress Katie Stevens, who said she would have become a chef. Full-on cooking, full-on baking. “I’m Portuguese, so my grandmother taught me how to cook.”

And for a pair of Disney actresses, “Teen Beach Movie” star Maia Mitchell and “A.N.T. Farm” star Stefanie Scott, a career in psychology would have been their back fall. “I’d probably be in college studying the subject,” 18-year-old Scott said. “Or anything I could do to help people in that sort of way.”

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