Get To Know Somaya
Hometown: Odenton, MD
Tenure as a Cavalier Girl: 1st Year
Favorites:Former Cavaliers Legends: Larry Nance
Quote: "...and though she be but little she is fierce."
Cleveland Area Restaurant: Lago
Article of Clothing: Big comfy sweaters
Phone App: Etsy
Movie Character: Superman
TV Show: American Horror Story
Charity: Washington Children's Hospital
What is your junk food weakness? Cookies & Cream Drops
Who is your celebrity crush? Johnny Depp
What is your dream date? A picnic dinner on the beach with someone I care for and enjoy sending time with.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB? My dream job would be to eventually on my own dance studio.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR? Being in a car accident
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? Yes, I have two cats! Their names are Sebastian and Oliver.
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE? My brother, Amir, would have to be the most inspirational person in my life. He's the most ambitious person that I know and he's always pushing me to follow my dreams and do my best.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION? Turks and Cacaos
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO FAMOUS PEOPLE TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Dwyane Johnson and Ellen Degeneres
LIST 5 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU? Ambitious, energetic, diva, outgoing and giving.
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WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? I don't think a lot of people realize how nervous I really get before I perform, but the adrenaline makes me always want to do my absolute best when I'm in front of the crowd.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES? I get a lot of random nicknames, but the most popular ones are Soso, Soms and Maya.
BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT? Of course becoming a Cavalier Girl! This is my first job as a professional dancer and I'm really proud of myself for taking a big leap out of my comfort zone to do so.
A FAILURE YOU LEARNED FROM: Being too hard on myself when I don't succeed at something, instead of taking it as a learning experience.
WHAT FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? Selena
What is your guilty pleasure? Secretly, it would have to be fries and a hot fudge sundae from McDonald's.
What would be your super power? Ability to read minds.
What celebrity would play you in a movie about yourself: Stacey Dash
I am most proud of: Myself for stepping outside of my comfort zone and auditioning for the Cavalier Girls.
What is your dancing background and experience? I've been dancing for 19 years now with training in jazz, tap, ballet, point, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, musical theater, modern and gymnastics.
Why did you decide to audition for the Cavalier Girls? I auditioned for the cavalier a girl so hopefully begin my career as a professional dancer. Also, the opportunity to represent such an elite company and its fans is very re-warding.
If you can say anything to Cavalier fans, what would you say? Thank you for being so supportive and the best fans in the NBA!
What advice would you give someone who dreams of becoming a Cavalier Girl? Work hard, train hard and dream big! You can accomplish anything as long as you put your mind body and soul into it.
What do you like most about being a part of the Cavalier Girls? The opportunity to entertain and perform for so many people is exhilarating. Just for my short time of being a cavalier girl, I have formed so many new groups of friends and family that I know will last a lifetime.
Most memorable Cavalier Girl moment so far? Anytime we get to interact with the fans. It's pretty awesome when little kids faces light up once they see us.
Hardest part about being a Cavalier Girl? The hardest part would have to be learning the Cavalier Girl style, but everyone on the team does their best to help.