Danielle Fishel's Favorite Album is 'Doggy-Style' & Other Things You Didn't Know About Topanga


(Getty Images) Danielle Fishel in 2009

Topanga Lawrence, sorry, Danielle Fishel graces the cover of the April 2013 issue of Maxim—and, while Maxim isn't in our usual periodical wheelhouse, we're such huge fans of Fishel and her starring role in '90s sitcom Boy Meets World we just couldn't resist a peek at the interview! This spring, Cory and Topanga will reunite as married adults (with kids!) in new ABC sitcom Girl Meets World.

Check out some of the best bits of Maxim's interview with Fishel—and don't forget to pick up a copy of the April issue for yourself!

On the name "Topanga": "Michael Jacobs, who created Boy Meets World, says he was driving down the highway when production called and said, 'We need a name for this character!' He happened to be driving past Topanga Canyon, so he said, 'Topanga.' He says that if they had called him two miles later, I would’ve been named Canoga, which is the next exit."

On going to college: "Yeah, there was staring and whispering. I even had teachers who called me Topanga in class by mistake! But toward the end of my time there, people got up the nerve to ask for a picture with me."

On parents naming their kids after her: "
I’ve met five little girls named Topanga, all after me, and I’ve heard about many more. People will tweet me, and I’ve had family members who have met other Topangas. It’s crazy and it’s flattering, but I never know what to say when they’re showing me their beautiful little girls. I’m like, 'Really? Topanga!?'"

Her favorite music: "
I’m huge into ’90s rap. It’s my jam. My all-time favorite album is Snoop Dogg’s Doggy­style. And if you ever really want to see me embarrass my­self, put on some Notorious B.I.G. and watch me grab my crotch and mouth all the words. It’s really embarrassing, but I can’t help myself"

Check out the whole interview with Fishel right here—and don't forget to pick up a copy of the April Maxim!
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