Mystery solved! Lorde appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and revealed that she had been secretly running an Instagram account devoted to onion rings.
The account, @onionringsworldwide was first outed by New Zealand publication, Newshub, and suggested that it was possibly operated by Lorde. Not long after, it was actually deactivated!
When asked by Fallon, Lorde said, “I have to explain for a second. Here’s the thing: I sort of naively didn’t realize it would be ‘a thing’ that I was going to different places and trying the onion rings at each of those places. It’s me. It’s me… I feel like it reads like the kind of thing a pop star would do to look relatable. Which I wasn’t doing. It was a funny thing with my friends on the tour. I was like, ‘This is a good past time.’”
So, what? She’s given up her love for the deep fried treats? Not so fast!
“I’m still going to keep eating onion rings because they’re my favorite,” she said and then offered a suggestion for people trying to make them. “A batter works better than a crumb. It’s a bit lighter. The other thing you can do to make an onion ring magical is lightly pickle the onion before you batter it up.”
Wow! Sounds like she’s actually a real onion ring connoisseur! Yum!