Cheerleader Of The Week
Duke's Larissa talks Batman, 'The Big Lebowski' and accidentally crashing into Mason Plumlee
Hometown: Clayton, North Carolina
College: Duke University (senior)
Major: Sociology, with a Spanish minor
My friends would be surprised to know that I: Have four younger (adorable) sisters. Oh wait, they know that because I force cute pictures on them all the time!
The top three items on my bucket list:
1) Skydiving in the Alps (I had the chance while I was abroad but I missed it!)
2) Visiting the Shire village in New Zealand that was built for The Lord of the Rings.
3) Test-driving a Bugatti Veyron.
The most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me during a game: My sophomore year I did a back-handspring straight into Mason Plumlee and landed flat on my back. Fortunately we were both ok, but I’ve never heard a more audible gasp from the crowd!
My favorite websites/blogs: Ars Technica and Design Taxi. If you ever want to be inspired or learn about something awesome, check it out.
My favorite app: Snapchat. I can outdo ANYONE in hideous faces.
My celebrity crush: Christian Bale. His work is insightful and compelling, and you can’t compete with the Batman.
My worst date: It was the one where my date wasn’t Bruce Wayne in his Aventador.
Three people I’d like to have dinner with (living or dead):
Andy Warhol – Witty, enigmatic, and one of the first pop culture greats.
Stephen Colbert – Hilarious and sharp. This man definitely gets it.
Megan Fox – Mostly just to gaze at her, but I also love her work and think she’s a lot smarter than people give her credit for.
My favorite people to follow on Twitter: Zach Braff and Alan Ritchson. Alan, if you’re reading this, I love you!!
The coolest people who follow me on Twitter: If I could get Ke$ha to follow me I could die happy (and young…haha). I think we’d really get each other.
If I had to watch one movie or TV show over and over, it would be:
Movie: The Big Lebowski
TV show: Blue Mountain State
If you looked at the “most played” songs on my iPod, you’d see a lot of: Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and John Mayer.
My worst habit: Obsessive cleaning. I can’t help myself if I see clutter or dirty dishes! I think my roommate’s fine with it though… :)
The talent I’d most like to have: Being a piano virtuoso. I’d give anything to be able to play Mendelssohn or Chopin to myself.
My favorite professional team: I’d have to say Real Madrid. I saw them play while I was in Spain, and Ronaldo is just incredibly fun to watch.
My one guilty pleasure: Watching Vampire Diaries. #delenaforever
I’d want my last meal to be: Cookout with my team. It’s our favorite post-game tradition.