What was it like being photographed in Florida this year for the 2013 Women of KU Swimsuit Calendar?
It was a once in a lifetime experience! I had so much fun getting to know all of the girls. This is my first time on the calendar, but I think that staying in a beach house for five days gave us a special bonding experience that past years haven't had. I feel so lucky! And of course Florida was absolutely gorgeous.
What is your favorite part of being in the calendar?
All of it! I love the girls; I was initially worried I wouldn't get along with them. I had an idea in my mind of what I thought they would be like, but I was totally wrong - Dave picks the best inside and out! And the appearances are so much fun! Who doesn't love getting dressed up and socializing?
Why did you select KU for your university?
I needed to go to school in state, and KU was the obvious choice. I've really enjoyed being at a school that is close to home but far enough away that I have my independence. It has been a great transitional period from home into the real world.
What's your favorite KU tradition?
I was a big fan of the KU/MU rivalry, so now that they left us for the SEC, I hate them even more. They ruined a good thing. :)
Describe one of your favorite things about KU and/or Lawrence.
The campus is so gorgeous - especially in the fall.
Describe your typical weekend night in Lawrence.
I can usually be found dancing with my friends at the bars on Mass St. My favorite bar is Brothers!
Do you have a favorite sport at KU?
I've been a KU basketball fan since elementary school - back in the Hinrich, Collison, Gooden days!
What is the dream job you would like to have after graduation?
I'd love to eventually work for the FBI as an agent or a behavioral analyst.
Why did you choose to be part of the Women of KU calendar?
I had actually just gone through a really rough break up, and I thought it would be a good distraction, something I could focus on that would put a little meaning and fun back into my life. It was more than I could've hoped for, and I am so grateful for the opportunity. It really helped me get back on my feet and change my life perspective.
List 3 or 4 words that describe you best?
Honest, Caring, Goofy, Shy.
Why did you choose your major?
My major is psychology, and I'm minoring in business. I'm really curious about people and why they do what they do. I chose to minor in business because business is a much more practical degree than psychology. Although people think it is a strange combination, they really do complement each other in more ways than one.
Are you involved in anything on or off campus you are proud of?
I work at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, and that is really meaningful to me! I also work out at Crossfit Lawrence just about everyday, and I absolutely love it!
What special talents do you have?
I'm really good at beer pong. I can also move the veins in my hands. It's really weird but cool. Ask me, and I'll show you. ha
Name something that most people don't know about you.
My biological father was a sperm donor, and I know of seven half-siblings whom are all freakishly similar to me! For the record though, I do have a dad, and I love him more than anything in the world. I don't know my biological father, but I don't need to.
What do you look for in a guy? What is sexy?
I love pretty eyes -- blue, green, hazel, anything that stands out draws me in. As far as personality traits, I like intelligence, honesty, and sensitivity.
Tattoos - Turn on, turn off, I'm fine either way?
Personally, I would never get a tattoo. I'm way too indecisive to get something permanently marking my body. I'm not judgmental though, and I think tattoos can be really cool and meaningful. I can imagine the person I end up with won't have many or any at all though.
Would you say you are more country girl or city girl?
Definitely city girl. I love to be surrounded by people, and I love to get lost in a big city. So much is always going on, and I like to feel anonymous. There's more drama/gossip in a small town, and I just can't deal with that. Although I do love how clearly you can see the stars in the country.
Roses or chocolates?
Neither. Flowers die and chocolates get eaten (plus they're super caloric). I'd rather get a present that is long lasting and comes from the heart.
I want to say...
Thanks to everyone who made this opportunity possible for me -- Dave, Casey, Sean, Heather, all the girls, and my parents!