She’s so Nous! Meet, Hallie ~
Where are you from?:
What is your guilty pleasure?:
I’m kind of embarrassed to admit this, but reality T.V. Yes, I know it’s all fake, but I can’t help but get sucked into binge watching it!
What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?:
Mayonnaise. It just terrifies me. I honestly can’t even give you a valid reason why. I’ve never even had it. I guess just how jiggly it is and the fact that it has boiled eggs in it. I can’t even handle touching it.
Have you overcome one of your fears?:
I have actually overcome most of my fears (not mayonnaise yet). I’ve gotten addicted to the adrenaline rush you get when you face them. Public speaking, creepy critters, skydiving, shark diving; it’s unlike anything else, looking your fears in the eye and conquering them.
What makes you feel nostalgic?:
Watching old after school T.V. shows. As I’m writing this, I’ve got reruns of SpongeBob playing in the background. It’s so funny watching these shows now and catching all the jokes that I missed as a kid.
What inspires you the most?:
Children have been a huge inspiration to me in my life. I coached gymnastics throughout high school and working with kids gave me a whole new outlook on life. They’re silly and innocent, and full of energy and life. Too often, we as adults forget to have fun, love purely, and just ‘be a kid’ enjoying life.
Do you have a book that changed your life?:
Not so much a book, but an author: David Foster Wallace. A teacher played his speech, “This is Water,” in class one day and the way he spoke… it was like he could read my mind. Ever since then, he has always been my go-to for inspiration.
Where would you take your dream vacation?:
Definitely somewhere deep in Africa where I can see all of the exotic animals in the raw untouched wild.
Who is your role model, and why?:
One of my biggest role models is Emma Watson. I grew up with the Harry Potter series and it’s kind of beautiful how my childhood heroes grew into the real-life heroes they are today. I admire Emma so much for her contributions to society as a humanitarian. She’s brilliant, beautiful, talented, and is an all-around class-act.
What is your favorite weekend activity?:
Anything outdoors! In Florida, I would spend most of my weekends out on the boat; swimming, wake surfing, diving, fishing. Here in California I love to spend my free days hiking and exploring all of the nature.
Do you have any mottos you live by?:
“You can either be a victim or a survivor.” We all go through struggles in life, but at the end of the day, you get to choose how you let them effect you. You can choose to let it get you down and let it negatively define you, or you can choose to allow your struggles to make you stronger and be a survivor. The choice is yours.