Cheerleaders of the Week: FIU's Alexandra and Michelle Montesino
Name: Michelle Montesino/Alexandra Montesino
Hometown: Miami, Florida
School: Florida International University
Here is a photo gallery of Alexandra and Michelle in action and here is SI.com's Cheerleader of the Week archive.
I love my school, but I almost went to:
Michelle: I've always wanted to be an FIU Golden Panther. It was my mom's alma mater and it has an excellent business school.
Alexandra: The University of Miami. I know that they are rival schools and the best games to watch are the Florida games, but I'm definitely glad I decided to go to FIU because I love the school spirit and being a part of the FIU Golden Dazzlers.
My best physical feature is:
Michelle: My legs. I've danced ballet for about ten years and the rehearsals and technical training have definitely paid off.
Alexandra: Definitely my legs. I've been dancing since I was 5 years old and you can definitely see a lot of muscle definition. It is something that I'm very proud of because it shows my strength and dedication to dancing.
If I had to watch one movie on loop forever, it would be:
Michelle: I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic, so I would have to say While You Were Sleeping.
Alexandra: Probably Disney's The Little Mermaid because it reminds me of my childhood and she's my favorite Disney princess. It's a great fairytale.
If you looked at the "most played" songs on my iPod, you'd see a lot of:
Michelle: Country songs! I'm Cuban-American, but I must have been a cow girl in another life.
Alexandra: I love country music because the lyrics are so meaningful; I often relate them to my life experiences. I also enjoy dancing hip-hop and having fun cheering on the sidelines.
The shows I DVR/TiVo are:
Michelle: I can't ever forget to DVR my Spanish soap operas.
Alexandra: I love watching Spanish soap operas. I know they tend to be very cheesy and over dramatic, but I love all the twists and finding out what happens at the end. It also helps me practice my Spanish.
My favorite Web Sites are:
Alexandra: I love Facebook and keeping in touch with old friends. It is also a great source of networking and a way of meeting new people. I don't think people realize how useful Facebook is.
My favorite people to follow on Twitter are:
Michelle: I don't have a Twitter account, but if I did I'd definitely follow Mark Wahlberg.
Alexandra: I don't have a Twitter account.
My worst habit is:
Michelle: I tend to play a lot with my hair when I'm nervous.
Alexandra: I tend to be a little obsessive about things, a bit of a perfectionist. At times this can be a good habit, but sometimes it gets a little annoying.
My gameday superstitions are:
Michelle: I cannot leave my house without my handy dandy chapstick!
Alexandra: I'm not very superstitious.
The talent I'd most like to have that I don't possess is:
Michelle: I'd love to play the violin. It is one of the most amazing instruments.
Alexandra: The ability to sing and use my voice to touch people's lives. I love music so much and I think it's a wonderful talent that can be used for so many purposes. Unfortunately, I'm not a very talented singer.
These three things top my bucket list:
Michelle: Vacation to Hawaii, Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef, and Surfing in Australia.
Alexandra: 1. Visiting one of the scariest places on Earth, 2. traveling all over Europe, and 3. sending my parents away on their dream vacation.
I'd want my last meal to be:
Michelle: A lobster dish.
Alexandra: A nice lobster dish.
The most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me during a game is:
Michelle: I completely tripped walking down the field while in line with the other girls. I ripped my pantyhose and everything!
Alexandra: Probably messing up on a team routine while I was being featured on the Jumbotron because everyone was looking at me.
Three things I'd take to a desert island are:
Michelle: Deodorant, soap and my iPod. I cannot live without my music.
Alexandra: Deodorant, soap, antibiotics.
My favorite pro sports teams are:
Michelle: The Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat.
Alexandra: Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, Miami Heat. I'm a very loyal to my home teams.
My one guilty pleasure is:
Michelle: I love splurging on chocolate chip cookies. But I don't do it often.
Alexandra: Chocolate Ice cream!
My celebrity crush is:
Michelle: I'm in love with Steven Strait!
Alexandra: Definitely Mark Wahlberg.
Five people I'd like to have dinner with (living or dead) are:
Michelle: My grandmother, Walt Disney, Michelangelo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mother Teresa.
Michelle: I can paint and draw for hours in an isolated room with the right inspiration.
Alexandra: Write poetry.
The next risk I want to take is:
Michelle: Try surfing for the very first time.
Alexandra: Entering the Miss Florida USA Pageant and one day becoming the next Miss Universe.
The worst date I've ever been on was:
Michelle: I was on a date with a nice young man who did nothing more than rave about his pet snake and his camping adventures!
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