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 How old are you?

I am 21 years young.

Where are you from?

I am a proud Iowan girl from Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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This is going to sound sooooo nerdy but I absolutely love to read. It’s probably my favorite thing to do, and has been since I was just a little girl. In my senior year of college, we were assigned a book called “The Difference Maker” By John Maxwell. No one actually read any of the books we got assigned, but I am a huge nerd so I read every single one! This book, in particular, changed my life because it gave me a whole new perspective on how the simplest thing like having a good attitude can have an immensely positive impact on how successful you are in life. Since then, I follow so many tips the book gave me and I swear by it, I am such a happier person.

What inspires you the most?

Family. I have five siblings and they are all much younger than I am. They motivate me to be the best that I can be because I want to set an amazing example for them. I also look up to my mom and my grandmother. They are the strongest women I have ever met and they inspire me to be the same.

What’s been your greatest achievement (so far)?

Education is so important to me and will continue to be, so I would have to say my biggest achievement (so far) is getting my associates degree two weeks before my high school diploma. I was only 16 at the time when I made the decision to make that a goal of mine. It was one of the first big goals I worked really hard over a long period of time to accomplish, and it was extremely difficult to achieve because of my life situation at the time. SO many times I asked myself why I was doing it and wanted to just give up, but I stuck with it and it served me very well because now I am 21 and I already have two degrees!

What’s your favorite punctuation mark?

Definitely the !!!! I use it all the time when I’m messaging or emailing people. I feel like if you know me it just makes sense because I’m pretty out there. If not, I’ve often wondered if people think I’m yelling at them all the time…Lol!

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Can you hula hoop?

Yes I can! But to be completely honest, I am kind of dysfunctional when it comes to any sport involving objects, so let’s just say I can and keep it at that.

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?

That’s hard to choose because I believe in being passionate about everything you do. If you’re not passionate about it… Then why are you doing it? But if I had to pick, I’d say I’m really passionate about traveling. I feel like it’s important to travel the world and see all that’s out there! There’s so much of it and so little time!

Are your feet the same size?

No they are not and it infuriates me! My right is almost a half size bigger than my left, so I buy shoes that fit perfectly on the left foot, and my toes are left to suffer on the right because I secretly want to punish that foot for being bigger.

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Clothes… Lots and lots of clothes.

How many bones have you broken?

TOO MANY!! I was a competitive cheerleader for over 14 years and between the flipping and the stunting (I was the flyer) I’ve had my fair share of broken arms, fingers, and even fractured my neck once!

What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?

I am not a picky eater at all! But for some reason, my taste buds do not like seafood. Even the smell makes my stomach turn!

Which emoji would best capture your essence?

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What’s the most embarrassing trend you gave in to?

I try not to do trends because I think it is so much cooler when you just do you, and it ends up being a trend– because after all, that is how they start! But I’ll admit when I was in middle school (7th grade) I cared a lot about what others thought, and I got bullied pretty badly. I have really bushy eyebrows (bordering on uni-brow when I don’t maintain them), and back in the day pencil-thin eyebrows were the “cool” and “beautiful” thing. So one day I went home and shaved off my eyebrows. Let’s just say the results were much worse than just putting up with the bullies ! AND OMG THEY DID NOT GROW BACK IN PRETTY.

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Where are you from?

I’m from Irvine, California.

Do you have a book that changed your life?

I recently read The Catcher in the Rye for the first time and I think it was really important for me to read, especially at this point in my life. The main character displays so many different aspects of the teenage experience.

What inspires you the most?

I think mornings inspire me the most. I have these really tall east-facing windows in my living room and sometimes I sit and drink coffee there for a few minutes after getting up (which is getting later and later now that summer is here!). Those moments always provide me with inspiration for my day, whether it’s artistic, academic, or just an idea of how I want to spend the time.

What’s been your greatest achievement (so far)?

I think it’s a tie. When I was 11, I was solo piano accompanist for my honors choir in front of a sold-out audience of 2000 people at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts – it was very nerve-racking and took lots of preparation, but in the end it was an amazing experience! Also, photos I posted on National Geographic were selected for display in VP Biden’s official residence in Washington, D.C. two times – in December, 2015, and January, 2016. It felt great to be recognized for my interests, and I am so grateful for it.

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?

I am most passionate about art, in any form. My main focus has been in the photographic and digital arts. I have found that my life is a lot better if there is some artistic element to every day.

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What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?

I have a rule: no ham, no lamb, no spam.

Where would you take your dream vacation?

I have always wanted to go to France or Italy. I suppose my dream vacation would be visiting both!

When you eat a pack of Skittles, do you save the best flavors for last? Or do they go first?

My system is in rainbow-order. Eat all of the red Skittles, then orange, yellow, green, and purple. Trust me, it will change your life.

Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?

I love listening to Howard Shore’s The Lord of the Rings soundtrack. It makes me feel like I’m going on a journey through New Zealand.

Whose fictional wardrobe do you want most?

If my wardrobe was full of the costumes from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, I would be a happy camper.

What’s one goal you definitely plan on achieving this year?

This year, my goal is to find balance in school, work, and creativity.

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Yes, the rumors are true… we’ve caught twin-fever here at Nous. And who could blame us? The lovely Magruder sisters aren’t truly identical, but with just one small beauty mark to tell them apart, they might as well be! Standing tall at a true 5′ 9″, Olivia (below left) and Madeline (below right) are 17 and hail from Maryland. The girls are attached at the hip on and off set, and their bond translates to some seriously stunning photos – but don’t worry – from Olivia’s playful sense of humor to Madeline’s secret celeb crush, there’s plenty that sets them apart. Scroll down to find out for yourself. We are thrilled to introduce to you: The Magruder Twins!linebreak

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If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?

I’m most passionate about horses. I love spending time with my horse and taking her to competitions. There is nothing like the bond between horse and rider.

Which superpower would you want?

Time travel.  I would want to experience different time periods and what life was like during them, and still be able to return to present day.

What’s your favorite punctuation mark?

The quotation mark. It’s always fun to quote someone.

Can you hula hoop?

Yes! I can jump rope with a hula hoop too!

What’s under your bed?

I have nothing under my bed except occasionally my cat, it’s her favorite hideout.

Have you ever prank called someone?

One time my twin and I prank called my best friend. She would not get off of Netflix, so we went into the other room and called her, pretending like we were the Netflix company calling to tell her that the account ran out of ‘watching time.’ She believed the call, but later found out it was us and went back to watching.

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How many bones have you broken?

I’ve broken a bone in my foot two different times while bathing my horse in sandals. The first time, she moved over and stepped on my foot. The second time, she spooked and jumped over buckets of shampoo, landing on my other foot. Don’t ever bathe a horse wearing open-toed shoes!

What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?

I love food and will try just about anything! The only food I strongly dislike is olives. They are WAY too salty.

Where would you take your dream vacation?

I’ve always dreamed of going to Tahiti. I love the warm tropical climates, white sandy beaches, and crystal clear water.

Which emoji would best capture your essence?

I definitely have to pick the palm tree emoji. 🌴🌴🌴🌴

Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?

Titanic. My favorite song from the film is “My Heart Will Go On.”

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What inspires you the most?

Swimming with my horse.

Most valuable high-school or college class you ever took?

Spanish. It is good to know more than one language!

Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why? 

From photographs I have seen, Tahiti looks amazing. It has the clearest, beautiful water and white sand beaches.

How many bones have you broken?

I broke my arm when I was five years old. I was walking in the snow and fell. When I was twelve years old I fell off of a young horse I was training. I fell underneath of him and a front hoof hit me, breaking two of my ribs.

What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?

Pistachios have never appealed to me. Their green/brown coloration just looks bad.

Where would you take your dream vacation?  

Bora Bora.

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Which emoji would best capture your essence?

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Who was your embarrassing 2000s celeb crush?

I have to admit, I was a Justin Bieber fan.

Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack? 

City of Angels

When you eat a pack of Skittles, do you save the best flavors for last? Or do they go first?  

Best is always for last!

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IMG_4504Name?

Katya Vladykina

How old are you?

I’m 18 years old.

Where are you from?

I’m from Minneapolis, MN.

What’s your favorite punctuation mark?

Exclamation points!!! In big amounts!!!! I’m always excited about something!

If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?

Choosing one thing would be really hard because I can be passionate about so many things that it becomes overwhelming. Art and traveling are both examples. However, I would have to say that I am most passionate about my family and all of the other amazing people I have in my life.

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 Who are you most envious of—real or fictional—and why?

Definitely Princess Mia from Princess Diaries because I’m kind of hoping that someone comes along and tells me that I’m the princess of some beautiful land, especially with that closet that she gets (favorite part of the movie).

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 Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?

I like to find beauty within every place I am, even Minnesota, but the most beautiful place on earth? I believe that I have yet to find out.

 How many bones have you broken?

ZERO! I am obsessed with milk and totally think that it has something to do with that.

 What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?

Olives and anything pumpkin….blech!

 What inspires you the most?

Positive, inspiring, and driven people inspire me more than anything. I always find myself drawn to people with good vibes.

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Which emoji would best capture your essence?

Definitely either the heart eyes kitty emoji or the sunflower. I completely overuse emojis but they make conversations so much more fun!

 Which superpower would you want?

I would love to be able to read other people’s minds. Sometimes I can’t help but wonder what in the world other people are thinking, especially boys.

 When you eat a pack of Skittles, do you save the best flavors for last? Or do they go first?

Definitely save the best for last, you have to let the anticipation build!

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What do you think you cook or bake the best?
I LOVE to bake! My favorite right now is pies and cupcakes!

What’s your favorite plant?
I love how quirky and cute cacti are! But my favorite flower to get as a gift is pink peonies!

What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?
I will eat pretty much anything once! One time I ordered octopus salad because the waiter told me it was the best thing on the menu… I thought it would be a lettuce salad with a tiny bit of octopus that I could try. I was surprised when I got it and it was just a pile of tentacles, but it wasn’t bad!

What’s the best way to comfort you when you’re having a really terrible day?
A long nap with my two kittens, macaroni and cheese, and talking on the phone with my mom!

What’s under your bed?
A ton of shoes, half drunk water bottles, and cat toys!

Have you ever prank called someone?
Oh yeah! In middle school me and my friends would always call our crushes and had code names for them… embarrassing, but funny now!

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What makes you feel nostalgic?
Driving around on back roads in my hometown!

What’s your sign?
Pisces

Have you ever sleepwalked?
No, but I sleep laugh a lot hahaha!

What was your favorite birthday?
All of them! Birthdays are so awesome, last year I went to Disneyland. This year I want to take a roadtrip up to Big Sur!

Are you afraid of spiders?
YES

Are you much of an Adventurer?
Yes! My favorite thing to do is explore. When I travel places for work I go straight from the set after work to find something cool in the city!

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be?
Probably a golden retriever! I’m blonde and bubbly like them, and I love to be outside!

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If you were a cake which cake would you be?
Dark chocolate Lava cake. Who doesn’t love some chocolate!

Which famous person would you like to be BFFs with?
Carrie Bradshaw.

What’s your sign?
Virgo.

What’s the best way to comfort you when you’re having a really terrible day?
A cup of tea and some really yummy food. Food is the way to my heart!

Are ghosts real?
Yes.. Have you seen me without a tan..

Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?
Hawaii. I love the beach! Hawaii has some of the most beautiful beaches.

Can you hula hoop?
Like a pro!

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Have you overcomeone of your fears?
Spiders…. No way.

If you could buy one material thing, and money was not an issue, what would it be?
A house on the beach.

Are you much of an adventurer?
Yes! I love adventuring with my friends.

What’s under your bed?
Lots and lots of shoes!

Have you ever prank called someone?
When i was younger, my friends and I would prank call the boys we were crushing on all the time. We thought we were funny..

What makes you feel nostalgic?
Music.

How did you get your name?
My father was born in Alexandria, Egypt. So my parents named me after the beautiful Egyptian city.

 

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Can you hula hoop?
I would consider myself a pro!

Are aliens real?
Yes!!

How many bones have you broken?
None but this is one of my fears

What foods will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?
Octopus and wasabi, yuck!

If you were a cake which cake would you be?
Carrot cake with cream cheese filling (my favorite).

What is the most important material possession you have and why?
My All Saints booties because they are my go to’s, and of course I have to add my cellphone because I am addicted to it!

Do you have a book that changed your life?
The Giving Tree

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Whats your sign?
Pisces

What do you typically have for breakfast?
I love pancakes, eggs and a side of fruit with either coffee or OJ (Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day)

Are you scared of spiders?
Super!

What was your first job?
Lookbook for Popsugar

How did you get your name?
Dad and mom just liked the name

Are you much of an adventurer?
Love adventures, especially if it involves nature!

Can you keep a plant alive for long?
Honestly, I’ve never been a plant owner but since I’m into nature I’d probably be able to.

What’s under your bed?
Pair of socks which my dog put there and couple of his other toys.

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Name?
Callahan Rahm

How old are you?
I’m 18 years old.

Where are you from?
I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

What’s under your bed?
There are bins full of dance shoes, swimsuits, and my sweet, sleeping dog, Beatrice. All of my favorite things!

Do you believe in ghosts?
No, but I don’t believe in watching scary movies, either.

What’s your favorite punctuation mark?
???? I’m a girl with questions.

Most proud of?
Standing on my own two feet. Not listening to the nay-sayers or following the crowd. I believe in myself, I believe in my dreams, and I believe in my decisions.

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What’s the most embarrassing trend you gave into?
During my early hip hop years, I rocked arm warmers, and a patent leather lieutenant hat. Big mistake!

Who was your embarrassing crush of the 2000’s:
My big crush, of course, was High School Musical Zac Efron! I’m not embarrassed to say that I’m crushing on him more today!!

Which superpower would you want?
I would love to be able to fly! I would save a lot of money not using uber.

What inspires you the most?
Positive, passionate people inspire me.

Which emoji would best capture your essence?
(tongue out) I am an emoji addict, but this is my favorite because my life is fun and silly.

Have you overcome one of your fears?
I have overcome my fear of missing out. Over the past few years, I realized that all my failures and disappointments have cleared the path for me to go after my life goals. I no longer feel like I am missing out or feel like there is better things happening elsewhere. I am settled where I am today, learning the lessons I need to learn. I’m confident I’m on my path to my dream life.

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