Do you have a pet? I currently do not have any of my own, but have in the past. I can definitely see me becoming a dog mom in the near future though! (Hopefully soon)
What is the most embarrassing song on my iPod? For those who know me well, I have a very, very wide interest in various genres of music. I wouldn't necessarily think of them as embarrassing… but to name a few:
- Big Girls Don't Cry – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
- The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) – Cher
- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend
What actor/actress would play you in a movie? Jake Gyllenhaal is my favorite actor, but If I had to choose someone to play me in a movie it would be Rihanna.
Who is your biggest role model? Momma Ann! My mom has always been my best friend. She's beautiful, strong, self-driven and honestly, I could go on and on about her for hours. Everyday I see little more of her in me and I wouldn't want it any other way. She embodies every desirable quality I want to be and have as a woman. Love you, mom!
What is your favorite quote? "You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first"
What is your favorite hobby/pastime? I think I spend way more time browsing for new music than watching tv.
I also enjoy putting together "looks". I currently have a lot of items pending in my online shopping cart (Haha!)
Who inspires you? I found that I can find inspiration through so many things, from people, to places, music, art. It's hard to pin point just one thing. Inspiration is literally everywhere, BUT If I had to pick, I would say my teammates. Every one of us has something special and unique to bring to the team, and it's pretty awesome to be able to work with a group of girls who ultimately, in the end, leave a big impact and influence on who you are as a woman.
Do you have a favorite movie/TV Show? I just started This Is Us and so far, I've cried during every episode!
My Top 3 Favorite Movies are: Donnie Darko, Pretty in Pink, and Little Rascals
What is your nickname? Boogie (Thanks, Mom)
Ari, AriKari, R
How long have you been dancing? This is my 3rd season dancing for the Milwaukee Bucks, but I started taking dance a bit more seriously around middle school.
What is your favorite thing about the new arena? I haven't had the chance to get the full "fan" experience of the arena, but I love how modern and up to date it looks now, especially compared to the Bradley Center. Everything is more open, and spacious which makes you feel more included during game time.
Do you have a pregame ritual? I can honestly say I don't. Always going with the flow.
What is your favorite thing about dancing for the Bucks? Having the opportunity to go out into the community and connect with fans, neighbors, peers and children during events is probably my favorite thing about being a part of this organization.
Do you have any other special talents? Nothing compared to dance, but I will say I have an eye for fashion.
Who is your favorite Milwaukee Buck? Past or present Jabari Parker
What is something that most people do not know about you? My first pet ever was a snail!