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Anderson Cooper pretended to be a woman named ‘Monica’ on Instagram

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On Monday, Anderson Cooper dropped by “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” where he shared a story about his mother Gloria Vanderbilt and how he helped her sell her artwork on Instagram.

“I created an account for her artwork to get her out of bed and paint and she was like, ‘Well, who's going to deal with the customers?’” Cooper recalled. “And there really wasn't anyone to deal with the customers so I was like, ‘I know what you're asking, I'll do it.’”

Since Cooper is a famous news anchor, his mom came up with a way to interact with customers.

“She was like, ‘Okay, why don't we invent a lady of a certain age named Monica and who's a long time trusted assistant and you be Monica and you answer all the DMs on Instagram to buy my artwork," Cooper said. "And that's what I did for three years."

While Cooper never revealed his true identity to customers, his role as a news anchor on CNN sometimes crossed paths with his side hustle as Monica.”

“Literally, I'd be in Baghdad, you know in between things I'd be like, ‘Would you like a laminated white frame?’ - as Monica,” Cooper laughed.