Cheerleader of the Week
USC's Emily talks L.A. sports, her love for Kristen Wiig, and how she sprained her thumb on a pom-pom.
Hometown: Moorpark, California
College: University of Southern California
Majoring In: Public Relations, Minor in Social Entrepreneurship
My friends would be surprised to know that I:I once participated in the filming of a reality television show where a 35-year-old British woman named Daisy was added into one of my dance studio’s competition routines. Apparently, it was her childhood dream to win a dance competition. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to win for her, and the episode never aired.
My favorite account(s) to follow on Twitter: Daniel Tosh, Ellie Goulding, Dillon Francis, UberFacts, SportsCenter, InsideTroy
The coolest person that follows me on Twitter: Zach Jerome. Known as the Bear Fighter, he writes one of my favorite blogs, Lost Angeles, and coined the term “Arrogant Nation.” Plus, he writes hilarious commentary on the Bachelor/Bachelorette every week.
My celebrity crush is and why: Taylor Kitsch aka Tim Riggins — the reason I started watching Friday Night Lights religiously! Pretty self-explanatory on that one.
Three people I’d like to have dinner with (living or dead) are and why: 1. Audrey Hepburn because she is the epitome of class and grace, something every young woman should strive for. 2. Kristen Wiig because it is my dream to quote Bridesmaids with her. She is my all-time favorite comedian. “I don’t need dental work.” 3. Eleanor Roosevelt because she was one of the most influential leading ladies of our nation. I think she’d have a great deal of wisdom to pass down over a dinner conversation.
My favorite Web Sites and/or Blogs are: Netflix, LAist, Huffington Post, Lost Angeles, Buzzfeed
My favorite phone app is: Hype Machine. You can find some of the most amazing, underground remixes of songs that you can’t find on iTunes or Spotify!
If you looked at the “most played” songs on my iPod, you’d see a lot of: A TON of Ellie Goulding (my favorite musical artist), my main girl Britney Spears, the new Avicii album, and of course — no shame — a couple of USC marching band (TMB) songs here and there. We like the song “Tusk” for obvious reasons.
If I had to watch one movie or TV Show over and over and over again, it would be: It’s a tie between Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect. I know every single line to both movies!
My worst habit is: Sleeping in late. A girl needs her sleep! However, I can say that I’ve never missed a call time.
The talent I’d most like to have that I don’t currently possess is: Playing the guitar or piano!
Top 3 items on my bucket list are: 1. Bungee jump off a bridge. 2. Travel to Ibiza (which I’ll hopefully be able to do when I travel abroad in the spring!) 3. Own a slow loris!
My favorite professional team: The L.A. Dodgers and Kings! Nothing beats watching Andre Ethier do his thing, or a booming “Go Kings Go” chant in the Staples Center. My dad also raised me to be a huge Lakers fan, and we’ve made it a tradition to go to games together. I have so much Los Angeles spirit, and I’m proud to call it my home!
The most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me during a game is: A few weeks ago I sprained my thumb… on a pom-pom. I didn’t know that was even possible! I had to miss part of our post-game performance so that an EMT could tell me all I needed was ice and some ibuprofen.
My one guilty pleasure is: Sour Patch Watermelon. I bring a bag to every football game for a little sugar boost.
Describe the worst date you’ve ever been on: I once had a guy show up drunk at my doorstep before a date. The date never ended up happening, and I haven’t talked to him since.
I’d want my last meal to be: My mom’s homemade cheesy potatoes or a Hawaiian poke bowl.