Well, somehow, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! has become a thing. Here’s the brand new, admittedly mind-boggling trailer to prove it…

The third installment of cinema’s longest-running joke swirls its way on to telly screens in the US this month, but not all hope is lost. It means we get to stare at 25-year-old New Yorker Cassie Scerbo. We spoke to her and decided she was perfect girlfriend material…

She loves… footy

“I played football for nine years. I helped win the Championship in my co-ed league and scored the winning goal. I have a lot of English exes, and one of them supported Chelsea. The latest one was a Tottenham fan, so he didn’t like it when I sang all the Chelsea chants I’d learned.”

She loves… a bikini

“Acting in a film called Sharknado is just not something you can pass up. The idea of running around bikini-clad with a shotgun? Hell yes, I wanted to do that.”

She loves… pizza

“I swear pizza can cure anything. Pizza is my obsession and I feel like it’s become a bit of a trend recently, which annoys me. It was my thing first!”

She loves… Homeland

“I was so upset when [massive spoiler removed] that I refused to believe it. I was like, ‘No, no way did [massive spoiler removed].’ I can’t get over it.”

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! is on Syfy on 22 July

Photography: Vincent Trupsin