Kerry Washington Joined High School Singing Group Because Gwyneth Paltrow Was President (Video)

The “Scandal” star explains how she followed in the Goop founder’s footsteps on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Last Updated: August 1, 2014 @ 1:20 PM

A teenage Kerry Washington was a Gwyneth Paltrow groupie.

The “Scandal” star appeared on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC and revealed that she followed in the actress and Goop founder’s footsteps into a nine-girl a capella group called Triple Trio.

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“When I was in junior high school, there was this really amazing senior named Gwyneth Paltrow and she was president of Triple Trio,” she told Kimmel. “So, I wanted to be the president of Triple Trio.”

Although the two would never sing together, Washington — the go-getter that she is — would later become the co-president of Triple Trio as well.

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The two-time Emmy nominee also expounded upon the benefits of being a member of an a capella group, including embarrassing one’s boyfriend.

Watch the video above.

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