Lauren C.

Hometown: Paris, Texas

School: University of Texas at Arlington

Favorite book: I love reading back through old environmental science textbooks

Favorite junk food: Gushers fruit snacks

Biggest pet peeve: People who are rude.

iPhone or Blackberry? Neither, I have a Droid

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? veterinarian

Who was your favorite cartoon character when you were growing up? Care Bears

What advice would you give young kids about becoming a dancer? Work hard in school, but continue to follow your dreams. Don't let anyone tell you that you cannot do something. Hard work pays off!

Three words that describe yourself? Ambitious, smart, nerdy