Cheerleader Of The Week
The Suns' Ashley Holland talks music, t-shirt tosses, more
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona
College: University of Arizona
My friends would be surprised to know that I: I am very crafty, and creative. I love scrapbooking and making different things for my house. I would love to be an event planner one day, so any chance I get to decorate and display food for a party, I am all over it!
Three people I’d like to have dinner with (living or dead): Johnny Cash, Martha Stewart and Nicholas Sparks. I’m a huge Johnny Cash fan. I think he is such a cool person and lived such an interesting life. Martha Stewart is someone I have always looked up to for all she has accomplished, she has the best ideas when it comes to crafts and recipes. And Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author! Maybe he would be able to write my own love story :)
My favorite websites/blogs: I love to cook, so I am always searching for new recipes. My go-to sites are Cooking Light, Women’s health and Food Network. I also follow a lot of different food blogs, they always have the best ideas for turning healthy into yummm!
The top three items on my bucket list: It’s always been a goal of mine to live in Italy or France and learn how to cook with a true Italian chef. Also, to be able to take my mom somewhere absolutely beautiful and experience it together. And lastly, own my own restaurant or bakery.
The most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me during a game: One of my more embarrassing moments was during ‘T-Shirt Time.’ I admit, I lack all skill when it comes to throwing things. However, there was one game I got brave and thought I could manage throwing t-shirts into the stands… Not one of these made it past the courtside seats. Let’s just say my family (who watched) won’t let me live it down.
My favorite people to follow on Twitter: Definitely my friends. It is rare when I am not with these girls on my team, but when we are apart I love following what they do. They are quite the hilarious group!
My celebrity crush: Luke Bryan! There’s something about a good country boy (that sings the way he does) that is so attractive to me. Ever since going to his concert a couple years ago, it was love at first sight. “Country boy shake it for me?”
My favorite app: Pinterest! I can get lost for hours looking at all different things, from new recipes, nail ideas, workouts and crafts to make. I honestly think it was the best thing ever created for my phone.
If you looked at the “most played” songs on my iPod, you’d see a lot of: Country always makes it to the top of the list. I love country songs from all different eras, but Tim McGraw and George Strait are my favorites.
If I had to watch one movie or TV show over and over, it would be: Sex and the City is one show that never gets old! I love having a lazy day stuck in bed watching reruns over and over.
My worst habit: I have a bad habit of chewing gum, especially Stride. Unless I am eating or out on the court, it would be rare to see me without it. Take a peek in my purse and it’d probably be gum wrapper galore!
The talent I’d most like to have: Being able to sing! I have always thought it would be the coolest job to become a country singer… unfortunately me singing, not a pretty sound!!
My favorite professional team: The Suns, and not just because I cheer for them. I’m a native Arizona girl, I’ve grown up watching the Suns and have always aspired to be a dancer for this team. Now that I can say I’ve experienced this dream of mine, it makes me love and appreciate the Suns organization so much more!
My one guilty pleasure: Dark Chocolate. What can I say… chocolate is a key to a girl’s heart! And shopping, of course.
My worst date: Fortunately I haven’t been on any really bad dates, knock on wood! There’s the occasional awkward first date, but that’s bound to happen.
I’d want my last meal to be: That’s tough, but it would probably be between Grimaldi’s white pizza or red velvet cheesecake. Actually, I would just have both!