Posted April 11, 2013

Cheerleader Of The Week

Duke's Larissa talks Batman, 'The Big Lebowski' and accidentally crashing into Mason Plumlee

Cheerleader Of The Week, Photos
Bruce Yeung/Yeung Photography

Bruce Yeung/Yeung Photography

Hometown: Clayton, North Carolina

College: Duke University (senior)

Major:  Sociology, with a Spanish minor

GALLERY: See more photos of Larissa

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.

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