1. Are there particular qualities you like in a contestant?
Humble, flamboyant, genuine, funny (without trying so hard), emotional, appreciative, brave and smart.
2. Do you have a favorite contestant, and who was it?
I really enjoyed Brooks Leach. and the two people who picked my case first - so I could sit down. Thank you!
3. How tough is it to stand in place for the entire taping? Is there
something like martial arts training for long-term smiling?
It's tough! Our feet are always hurting but when it's an exciting game you don't mind standing around to be a part of the excitement.
4. What was your most embarrassing moment on the show?
I lack the gene that allows me to experience embarrassment!
5. What would you like to be doing next in your career?
Continue hosting TV shows, producing television shows and stand-up comedy.
6. What do you like doing most with your free time?
Working out, spending time with my friends and people that make me travel. And cooking and shopping.
7. What one person, besides your parents, has had the most influence on
your life? Why?
My coach Eric Nall. He was like a father to me. He was very supportive, encouraging and knowledgeable; he also got me in the best shape of my life and made me believe in myself.
8. Where are you from originally? (If not from Los Angeles) What brought
you to Los Angeles?
East Providence, Rhode Island. After I competed in the Miss USA pageant, I came out to L.A. with about $500.
9. What has been a particularly memorable experience in your life,
something that really stood out?
Ummm, too many to name, both good and bad! Maybe standing on the podium after placing third at nationals (becoming All-American Track & Field), making finals at the Miss USA pageant, not making my flight to the East Coast on the morning of Sept 11th.
10. Now for the important questions: what was your favorite television
show when you were ten?
"Wonder Woman," "The Greatest American Hero" and "The Smurfs"!