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2011-12 Laker Girls: Melissa

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  • Your Favorites?

    Color? Purple
    Movie? The Goonies
    Book? Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Food? Lumpia
    Candy?

    Peanut M&Ms

    NBA Player? Michael Jordan
    Lakers Player? Andrew Bynum
    TV Show? The Amazing Race
    Cartoon Character? Princess Jasmine
    Animal? Dolphin
    Super Hero? Captain Planet
    Amusement Park? Seaworld
    Group? The Spice Girls!
    Song?

    “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

    Dessert? Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Actor?

    Julia Roberts

    Video game? Dance Central for the Kinect!
    Quote? “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” -Babe Ruth
    Vacation destination? Hawaii
    Holiday? Christmas
    Brand of jeans? Guess
    Clothing brand? Bebe
    Article of clothing? Comfortable sweat pants that I can dance in
    Phone app? Pandora
    Class/subject in school? Biology 

    Questions for you:

    What is a secret about yourself?
    My first job, when I turned 16, was a birthday hostess at Chuck E. Cheese!!

    What are your hobbies?
    Other than dancing, I like reading, taking cardio barre classes, spending time with family and friends.

    If you could be a celebrity/athlete/actor/singer, who would it be and why?
    It would be Julia Roberts because she has had such a successful career and I hope that my career, whichever it may be, will be just as successful as hers.  

    Describe yourself…..or your personality. 
    I currently attend CSU Fullerton, where I’m doing post baccalaureate work.  I have a Bachelors in Liberal Studies and now studying to get my credentials to teach.  Other than going to school and fulfilling my responsibilities as a Laker Girl, I like to read, workout and spend as much time as I can with family and friends.  
    I would describe my personality as down to earth.  I try to not take things for granted because I know that next day might not be the same as the one before.  I am also a very goal oriented person.  I have a strong work ethic, and when I set a goal, I am very determined to accomplish it.  

    Sum up yourself w/one word.
    Trustworthy

    What are you looking forward to this Lakers season?
    I am looking forward to sharing this experience with such an amazing group of talented ladies…..and meeting many Lakers fans!

    Why did you decide to audition to be a Laker Girl?
    Last year was my first year as a Laker Girl and I loved the experience.  I loved performing at games, I loved working with my teammates and loved being at appearances where we were making a positive differences in someone’s day.  So I decided to audition again because I wanted to continue to be a part of this experience and continue to represent this prestigious organization.

    Name the most inspirational person in your life?
    My grandma is the most inspirational person in my life because she has overcome so many obstacles to become the amazing woman she is today. 

    Fondest memory as a child?
    My fondest memory as child was when our family got together for our family reunions.  It was always a great time because my cousins would always come up with the most fun games to play.  

    Fondest memory as a Laker Girl?
    My fondest memory as a Laker Girl was being able to be a part of the Laker Girl Calendar.

    What do you like most about being a part of the Laker Girls dance team?
    What I like the most about being a part of the Laker Girls dance team is being able to make someone’s day a little brighter when we are at our personal appearances. 

    What do you think people like most about you?
    People like that they are able to come to me if they need support or advice.

    If you could play an instrument – which one would it be?
    The guitar.

    Or can you play an instrument? (tell us about it)
    I can play the piano.  I started playing the piano at 5 years old and still know how to play today.

    If you could be in the Olympics – which sport would you like to compete in?
    Rhythmic Gymnastics

    What is your scariest memory?
    When I was younger, I choked on a peppermint candy.  Now to this day, I have trouble swallowing medicine pills.

    Embarrassing moment ever?
    My most embarrassing moment was during my P.E. class in elementary school.  We were playing kickball, and it was my turn to kick.  I backed up as much as I could to give myself running room so I could kick the ball as far as I could.  When I ran up to kick the ball, I missed the ball, slipped and landed on my back in front of the whole class.

    Your Horoscope Sign?
    Taurus

    If you can say anything to the Lakers fans in L.A. – what would you say? 
    I would say thank you for all of your support!!

    Who is your biggest “dancing influence”?
    My high school dance coach.

    Best choreographer?
    Tony G (one of the choreographers for the Laker Girls team!)

    What is the key to staying in dancing shape?
    Diet is the key to staying in dancing shape!  By taking in the right nutrition, it will give your body enough energy for your day and workouts.  Eating lots of veggies, fruits, protein and drinking water to stay hydrated is a major key to staying in dancing shape.

    How many free throws could you hit out of 10 attempts?
    4 free throws

    How many three pointers could you hit with 10 attempts?
    1 three pointer

    What was your best team sport growing up?
    Softball