Q: What is the craziest thing you have ever done (the more detail, the better)?
A: I have never had a fear of flying, but I recently took a night flight in a very small, single engine plane with a training pilot. Thankfully, we had great weather and a beautiful flight but it was a very different experience flying without the luxuries of a large aircraft.
Q: Do you cook and/or bake anything? If so, what are your special dishes?
A: I have recently learned how to make my mom's recipe for blanched green beans with shallots, one of my favorite foods to eat with any meal. I'm not a natural cook so the process took me a while to learn, but now I can make it with little to no mistakes and I think it definitely rivals her original recipe!
Q: If you were handed 10 million dollars, what would you splurge on?
A: I would spend part of the 10 million dollars on a state-of-the-art home theater because I watch movies all the time. I'm definitely a self-proclaimed movie buff and will watch anything from western classics with John Wayne to Will Farrell comedies like ELF. I always enjoy movie nights with my friends or with my sisters and having a room specifically for that would be my ultimate splurge.
I would put the remaining money in a savings account.
Q: If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be and why?
A: Joan Rivers. After watching her on the latest season of the Celebrity Apprentice, she became my instant favorite. Not only was she a very headstrong competitor, she was also the most business-savvy of the contestants.
Q: What is unique about you (something no other contestant can say about themselves)?
A: I thrive in front of a microphone! I love public speaking; it's a passion of mine that used to be one of my biggest fears. When I was 15, I decided to enter a speech competition with no prior experience or knowledge of the competition itself. The title of my speech was "My Most Admired American Woman", who happened to be Audrey Hepburn, and that evening I took home the 1st place prize for the state of Wisconsin.