Cheerleader Of The Week

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Hometown: Manchester, Conn.


College: University of Connecticut (senior)

Major: Allied Health Sciences

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My friends would be surprised to know that I: am a gamer. I like to play games on my Xbox… or that I actually love to sing, I’m just really shy when it comes to performing. Weird right? I cheer in front of hundreds of people.

If you looked at the “most played” songs on my iPod, you’d see a lot of: Old school Mariah Carey. I also listen to a lot of Pandora… 2000’s Hip-hop station and the ‘Classical Music for Studying’ station.

My worst date:I went on a date once to the Cheesecake Factory and my date did not eat one thing. He just sat there the whole time watching me eat an appetizer, an entrée and dessert. How awkward is that?

If I had to watch one movie or TV show over and over, it would be: Criminal Minds! (Even though I get so paranoid when I watch it because it has things that can happen in real life!)

My favorite people to follow on Twitter: Ellen DeGeneres!! She is the BEST.

My coolest follower on Twitter: Barack Obama… Just kidding I wish! But the coolest people that follow me are my friends because I think they’re the absolute coolest!

My favorite professional team: The New York Giants! I grew up a Giants fan, and through thick and thin -- I will always be a Giants fan!

The most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me during a game: When we were warming up some stunts, my halter-top of my uniform suddenly unbuttoned in the middle of a pyramid. Good thing it wasn’t on the court during a game!

The top three items on my bucket list: 

1)    Be someone that makes a difference in the world or someone’s life

2)    Go skydiving before my 40th birthday or on my 40th birthday

3)    And make my dreams come true!

My favorite websites/blogs: Pinterest and Amazon! I love all the ideas that Pinterest gives me and Amazon just has everything that I would need to buy!

My favorite app: My Kindle app because I love that I can read anything anywhere.

My celebrity crush: Bradley Cooper! I love his smile and there’s just something about him…

Three people I’d like to have dinner with (living or dead): Both sets of my grandparents because I never really got the chance to know them before they passed, since they live on the other side of the world. It would be so nice to see them and talk to them.

My worst habit: Biting my lips or picking at my fingernails when I’m nervous.

The talent I’d most like to have: To be able to be a professional technically trained dancer! I want to be trained in every style of dance.

My one guilty pleasure: A great selection of wonderful food. I love to eat!

I’d want my last meal to be: