Get To Know Alex
Hometown: Mentor, OH
Tenure as a Cavalier Girl: 1st Year
Favorites:Former Cavaliers Legends: Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Quote: “Practice as if you are the worst, perform as if you are the best.”
Movie: Step Brothers, but I also love any type of thriller/horror movie.
Cleveland Area Restaurant: Melt Bar and Grill
Article of Clothing: Shoes!
Phone App: Instagram
Movie Character: Belle from Beauty and the Beast
TV Show: Will and Grace
Holiday: Either Christmas or Halloween
Charity: The Humane Society
What is your junk food weakness? Candy! Sweetarts and Jolly Ranchers are my favorite.
Who is your celebrity crush? Justin Timberlake
What is your dream date? Having a nice dinner with my boyfriend on a beach somewhere warm!
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB? Besides being a Cavs Girl, I’d love to open my own dance studio someday.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? I absolutely cannot handle spiders.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? Yes, I have a golden retriever named Ellie who I spoil rotten.
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE? I have two…Mom and dad. Both my parents have always been so supportive of everything I do. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION? Italy, specifically Venice. I’d also love to visit Amsterdam.
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO FAMOUS PEOPLE TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Phil and Claire Dunphy from Modern Family, even though they’re fictional.
LIST 5 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU? Outgoing, genuine, creative, sarcastic, and sassy.
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WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? My parents actually named me Alex after the main character from the movie Flashdance in hopes that I would become a professional dancer some day.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES? My dad calls me Peanut, and my close friends call me Al.
BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? Becoming a Cavalier Girl. When I was about 10 years old, my hip hop teacher was a CG and I remember telling my mom back then that I wanted to be a Cavalier Girl when I grew up.
A FAILURE YOU LEARNED FROM: Not making the team my first year. I learned that things you truly want don’t come easy, so I didn’t give up.
WHAT FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? Ellen DeGeneres. Not only is she hilarious, but she’s got such a kind heart!
What is your guilty pleasure? Reality TV…I can’t get enough of it.
What would be your super power? The ability to fly.
What celebrity would play you in a movie about yourself: Either Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence.
I am most proud of: Redefining the word “failure” for myself in life. Over the years, I’ve taught myself that failing at something is simply due to not trying. By realizing this, I’ve become willing to try anything, even if it seems risky or impractical.
What is your dancing background and experience? I’ve been dancing since I was three years old training in jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap, lyrical, belly dancing, and cheer/dance as well. I also used to be a dance instructor and have choreographed for many different school’s dance and cheer teams. I was a member of the University of Akron’s Dance Team and this past year, I danced for both the Cleveland Monsters and the Cleveland Gladiators.
Why did you decide to audition for the Cavalier Girls? Like I said, being a CG has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I also love everything the Cavalier Girls stand for, aside from the dancing aspect of it. They are a strong group of very intelligent, talented, and hard-working women who serve as role models and ambassadors for the city of Cleveland.
If you can say anything to Cavalier fans, what would you say? Thank you for always staying so loyal and never losing faith in our team!
What advice would you give someone who dreams of becoming a Cavalier Girl? Never give up. Don’t be afraid to audition in the first place, and keep auditioning because each year, you learn more and more. Set goals for yourself and you will be successful.
What do you like most about being a part of the Cavalier Girls? The fans! Meeting all the people of Cleveland is hands down my favorite part. They’re so supportive and fun to be around.
Most memorable Cavalier Girl moment so far? Being told that I was officially a Cavs Girl. Also stepping out on the court for the first time was pretty surreal. The energy in the Q on game days is something that gives me goosebumps every time!
Hardest part about being a Cavalier Girl? Time management. It’s a lot of hard work and a lot of hours so finding time to balance everything is a little hard to get used to, but it’s so worth it!