Raptors NBA TV Host - Lara Oulahen
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Pets: None... but my daughter keeps me busy .
Favourite Artist: Feist, The Beatles
Lara keeps the crowd involved at every Raptors home game. (Ron Turenne)size>
Favourite Book: Audrey Niffenegger's, The Time Traveler's Wife
Favourite Movie: Once
Fav. Song: Somewhere over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and Complainte de la Butte by Rufus Wainwright
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: Gene Kelly, Michael Jackson and Will Ferrell
Favourite Food: I LOVE FOOD! But brunch is my favorite meal.
Favourite Dessert: This is my favourite meal (if you consider dessert a meal). I consider myself quite the dessert connoisseur, so when asked this question I have a definite answer. While in Florence, Italy we stumbled across this little family run restaurant I'Cche Ce Ce (translates to 'What is, is!') which serves the most delectable homemade chocolate souffle with strawberries... to absolutely die for! Needless to say I have found nothing even comparable to it... I guess Iï¿½ll just have to go back!
Favourite Clothing Store: I'm the diva on a dime, I love fashion but won't throw down my life's saving to have it. I love Zara.
Favourite Designer: If I only had a reason to wear a Valentino gown...
Favourite All-time Raptor: That's easy, Jerome 'Junkyard Dog' Williams -- insert resonating bark here --
Favourite Thing About Raptor Games: I get to see every single game live. I get such a thrill when I'm there sharing in the excitement with 20 000 fans. Nothing beats that!
Words to live by: "Don't knock it until you try it"
Favourite Raptor Contest: I get the biggest kicks watching dizzy bat races (baseball bat on the forehead, spin around 10 times then sink a lay-up) so funny to watch and every Friday when we bring out the beach balls for Super 7's Beach Ball Bonanza, the look on that one fans face when I'm handing them $700 cash is priceless. But my absolute favourite is when I'm there partaking in a big contest where a lucky fan may go home with a car or a load of cash, I get so excited!
Favourite Raptor memory: I have so many from starting as a member on the Raptors Dance Pak and now the Raptors in-arena host... I don't know if I'd consider this my most favourite memory but it's definitely a memorable moment. There I am at my very first game hosting and it's time for the classic game Card Sharks. I thought everything was going good until midway through the contest I managed to get the entire ACC to 'boo' I then realized that I had mistakenly told the contestant that he had lost when really he had won. It must have been a combination of nerves and excitement that I was clearly not paying enough attention. Needless to say after that game everyone knew who I was!