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Allina U.

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Hometown: Los Angeles

Tenure: Rookie

Biography

What was your favorite academic subject growing up? Specifically, Ancient History - it may have been a combination of the content plus the interactive and entertaining methods my teacher chose to create her lessons with, but Ancient History was clearly my absolute favorite academic subject. A more general and overarching subject that I seemed to just enjoy more than others was Science!

If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? Gifting the knowledge and application of true humane behavior and empathy to all - in my mind, this would result in the creation of kindness, compassion, and awareness. These values would leak into majority understanding to reallocate and redistribute the massive wealth of the global economy. This is to provide a more balanced financial status across the board so that homelessness, poor education, hunger, lack of high quality healthcare, and poor living conditions are mitigated.

Who is your biggest fan? This one makes me so happy! My mom is definitely my biggest (and loudest) fan.

Do pineapples belong on pizza? 1000000% yes.

What's next on your bucket list? Traveling to New Zealand!

Most adventurous thing you've ever done in your life? I spontaneously surprised my mom in Germany where she grew up! She was visiting her friends and family for the first time in almost 20 years so I surprised her by joining for the last two weeks of her trip. We were able to visit all of her favorite spots, the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, toured through the Dachau Concentration Camp, and traveled all around Munich.

Describe your dream vacation. An escape from the city life would be an ideal vacation. A private island or tropical oasis that is serene, slightly remote, and full of nature. I would love to explore the natural beauty of a less inhabited location and tranquil environment.

How did you get your start dancing? My sister was always the singer of our family, she has a beautiful voice. We both loved music, but I couldn't match a pitch to save my life. Naturally, I became more engaged in expressing via movement. Even as a toddler I would especially be drawn to music that would allow me to move, dance, and entertain. I guess this was quite normal for toddlers so my parents never thought to actually enter me into any sort of dance training (thus, my room was my only dance oasis). I would watch videos of people dancing (ie. disney channel movies) and try to pick up the choreography or make my own! It wasn't until my freshman year in high school that I officially joined any sort of dance training. My high school had a huge drill/dance team that competed nationally. I took my shot, went to the try-outs, and have been dancing ever since!

Most embarrassing dance memory? Oh no, I'm turning red just thinking about it! This one was actually quite a laugh (many years later once I overcame the trauma). My second year dancing I was blessed with a solo. This was my first time taking the stage alone. All season I had practiced rigorously for a huge dance pageant competition. The preliminary day was the most fun, by far. I absolutely loved performing, so regardless of the fact that it was a competition, I was in complete bliss. The second day was the finals, in which the top ten girls were to perform their solo a second time to be competing for the top 5 spots. I took the stage feeling the rush of my blood, the adrenaline through my veins - I was READY, this was what I had trained so hard for! I took the stage, my music began, I was glowing from the inside out. Two eight counts later, I had landed out of my pirouette facing the back of the gymnasium (there was only one side where the audience and the judges were sitting). My immediate thought was, "It's okay, that happens, just turn yourself around and keep going". For some reason, my brain decided to completely blackout. My music sounded foreign to me, I had zero clue what the choreography was, I could not recognize anything about my routine. Naturally, I started improvising with the hope that I would somehow remember the rest of my routine. That did not work. I continued dancing for another 5 seconds and then ran off stage, sobbing. The crowd consisted of hundreds of viewers, the judges, my high school boyfriend, my family, my team, and my coaches. My running off stage actually stirred up the entire room - some people thought it was hilarious and others felt the secondhand embarrassment. I was disqualified. Definitely the most embarrassing moment for me.

Your go-to karaoke song? ANYTHING and everything Britney Spears.

What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate oatmilk/almond milk ice cream hits the spot every single time!

How would your best friend describe you? Empathetic, loyal, determined, & dedicated!

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Favorite thing about Los Angeles? The diversity! The food, community, the endless opportunities to learn something new or start a novel hobby. There are so many options for all types of interests - I love it.

Favorite charity or cause that you love to support? Against Malaria Foundation!

Advice to your younger self? Be more outspoken and aim to eloquently voice your thoughts - Stop second guessing yourself. Try not to worry excessively about the small things or stress yourself out over every detail. Maintain your physical and mental health as much as possible (they are so important!). Appreciate and take advantage of every moment in time, because you will never be able to get those moments back.

What would it mean to you to be a Rams cheerleader? Wow - are there even words? It would mean I could influence others to follow their dreams, set goals, work hard, never take no for an answer. This year alone we have experienced a global crisis and started a huge societal movement; moving forward, it is so important for me to represent an organization I truly align with as well as being able to encourage the community to parallel these values and take action. The Rams Organization is not afraid to portray powerful and positive values: not only are they outspoken and honest about being family oriented, supportive of all communities, and open minded to reform and opportunities, but they also actively engage in doing their part to bring Los Angeles together. This is THE organization I want to be involved in. Aside from that, I would have the gift to do what I love which is performing and dancing. This world can be so harsh at times, and I truly believe that loving something that makes you happy with a passion is life changing.

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