1. Who/what inspired you to become a dancer?
I was a cheerleader from kindergarten until I was 19 years old. My first Halloween costume was a cheerleader, so I was always a little dancer at heart and have always loved music. I would perform for fun with friends when I was younger—I was Posh Spice from Spice Girls and T-Boz from TLC, haha! Loved seeing J.Lo go from In Living Color to now. She doesn't stop!
2. What's your absolute favorite song to sing in the shower?
Singing isn't my forte, haha. But if I were to, it would be the last song I heard that's stuck in my head.
3. If you could duet/perform with one person in the world, whom would it be?
One person?! That's a tough decision! To dance, it would be someone who has a lot of fun and really entertains when they perform. There are many, but my first choice would be Pink. Pink's from the Philly area! And then, (with lots of practice, ha) it would be Lady Gaga, J.Lo or Beyoncé.
4. What's an embarrassing thing that happened to you on stage?
Well...one time at the end of hosting Celebrity Boxing, one of my pasty bras came off and fell out on the ring. I just laughed, picked it up and put it back on later.
5. Last song you listened to?
6. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
My grandfather told me my freshman year of college—and reminded me again before his passing—that whatever I choose in life, to make sure it makes me happy. Because if not, it will negatively affect my relationship with my future husband and children one day. You have to wake up everyday loving what you do; you may not always like it, but you should love it. That's why I later did a 180, from taking my LSAT test and choosing a law school to choosing to follow my childhood dream of hosting/acting/performing.
7. If Netflix were to recommend a "theme" of suggested titles to you, what theme would that be?
Philadelphia for sure would be its own theme, with Saturday Morning Fever being the biggest hit of titles ;)
Philadelphia has so much passion and is so diverse. It has so much variety and talent. Variety, after all, is the spice of life and the soul of pleasure, and I can't wait for the world to see our show and be pleased.
8. What has been your proudest career moment so far?
My proudest career moment would be to have truly followed my dream and to have never given up, despite what others may have thought and said.
A specific moment I'll never forget is getting the call from Patti, my manager, telling me, "We did it!" I nearly cried. And then having Fuse and the Relativity Production staff finally become visible and mic me on set, especially in my home, was so surreal. I remember pulling into the driveway and standing outside and seeing a bunch of vans, lots of staff and equipment across the street, ready to set up everything in my house—because they believed in me. They left their families from all over the country for a month to shoot us. They became family to all of us, and I'll never forget those moments. Ever. I'm so beyond grateful.
9. Favorite Philly dish?
As America knows, our signature "dish" is the Philly cheesesteak, which is better than any of the copycats around the country. But honestly, we have some of the BEST foods in ALL cuisines! It's a curse and a blessing living by them all!
10. Favorite reality show?
Chrisley Knows Best. He's a little crazy...okay, a lot, but I love every bit of it! His advice and sayings are the best, haha. I mean, he's "breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and dessert...twice a week."
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