Ryan began her career impersonating celebrities and creating her own characters on her YouTube channel and instantly became an Internet star. Now the 26-year-old comedian gets to do her routines on VH1, portraying some of today's biggest celebs and reality TV stars.
"It's just a female's perspective on pop culture, really, at least that's the way I think about it," Ryan told MTV News on Tuesday. "It's really just kind of making fun of pop culture, what's happening in it, just making fun of these celebrities that are rewarded for bad behavior."
So far on "Stevie TV," Ryan has created a music video that mocks Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)," gotten into character as Lady Gaga and done some cross-dressing to get into one of her favorite roles, Justin Bieber.
Ryan explained that Bieber has been the most fun to play "because I always tell everybody how guys and girls always like me when I'm Justin Bieber. ... Girls are like, 'You're so cute, like, are you really a girl?' And then guys are like, 'I don't know what it is, but you're really hot.' But I really like playing everybody," she laughed.
And though she may poke fun at celebrities, Ryan said she's really a fan of most of the stars ... except maybe one.
"I just thought, 'What a great way to kind of show that this is what the younger generation is growing up with, that who little girls like, is Kim Kardashian,' " Ryan said. "It's just observing these weird behaviors and finding a place for them that makes sense because you can always make fun of Kim Kardashian — she has a big butt, she made a sex tape — but at the same time you have to step back and look at the big picture; people are actually wanting to be like this."
As for future episodes, Ryan really wants to impersonate a certain Young Money rapper. "I would like to do Nicki Minaj," Ryan revealed. "There's nothing that I want to make fun of about her, because I'm obsessed with her and I really, really love her."
Asked if she's gotten any backlash yet for the sometimes harsh jokes on her show, Ryan said she hasn't, but she's ready if it comes her way.
"It hasn't happened before and I'd give a flying f--- about what any of them have to say," Ryan said. "Because I'm just doing my job just like they are and so whatever, if anyone has anything to say, bring it!"
"Stevie TV" airs Sundays at 11 p.m. ET on VH1.
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