Interesting Fact: When I was a child I modeled for Playskool and Hess’s Department Stores.
Your favorite Off the Field experience: I am so grateful to have been chosen to be a squad captain last season because it allowed me to work even closer to my teammates and lead an amazing group of women. I also was humbled, during my third year on the squad, to be featured in Esquire.com’s collaboration with the ‘Me In My Place’ photo Tumblr. It was an amazing experience and I feel honored to have been featured with women such as Chrissy Teagan, Stacy Keibler, and Genevieve Morton. I can most certainly say that being in the feature was a once in a lifetime opportunity and just one example of the amazing opportunities that being part of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleading squad allows myself and my teammates to have.
Biggest Fear: Heights! It’s really bad - last year when we shot our intro video on top of the Camden Aquarium, my fellow teammates had to cheer me on to climb the ladder to the roof. I’m pretty sure my entire body was shaking, and then after the shoot concluded I was even more petrified to have to climb back down!
What you like to do in your spare time: In my spare time I love to read and bake. It sounds really dorky, I know, but I find both to be extremely relaxing and a nice break from my hectic schedule.
Favorite Quote: "Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around" –Vanilla Sky
Favorite Movie: I love psychological thrillers with twist endings. Some of my all-time favorites are Vanilla Sky, American Psycho, and The Usual Suspects.
Favorite TV Show: I have so many but my current favorites are "Downton Abbey", "Nashville", "Homeland", and "Haven".
Famous person you would most like to spend a day with: I would love to spend the day on the set of the TV show Nashville to meet the entire cast! My mom and I love the show and I especially love when actors can also sing. Not to mention the songs featured on the show are really great. Did I mention I secretly love country music?
Your go-to Philadelphia area restaurant: Bella Trattoria in Manayunk. I used to live down the street and could walk there for dinner. The restaurant has a homey Italian feel and is so much better than any chain Italian restaurant.
Favorite cartoon character and why: I don’t know if I have a favorite cartoon character, but more like a favorite cartoon, which is Scooby Doo. I have always loved any type of mystery show or book, so growing up Scooby Doo was the PG rated approved version.
Best advice you’ve ever received: "Someone else’s success is not your failure." I think it is human nature to get down on yourself when you see someone else achieving goals that you have not yet accomplished in your own life. Often times, I remind myself of that advice and to always be happy for people during their special moments in life, while continuing to work hard to achieve my own goals as well.
Pre-game superstitions or rituals: Brushing my teeth! It’s the very last thing I do before I leave the locker room and I never feel ready unless my pearly whites are fresh and clean.
Song that gets you pumped up: Nicki Minaj "Masquerade" because it makes me move like I really want to be number one.