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A: I love going down South to visit my mom’s side of the family. My Grandma Tina always cooks up big meals. What can I say? I love to eat good soul food. It’s also nice to be around my extended family since my immediate family is just the three of us and my dog.

Q: Do you speak any foreign languages?

A: I took Spanish in high school, but it didn’t quite sink in as much as I hoped it would. I’m really interested in learning sign language, so hopefully I get an opportunity to do that someday.

Q: Where would you like to go that you have never been to before?

A: Australia. I’d like to go to Sydney, because a city that shares my name has to be great!

Q: When you go away, what are some of your must-have items?

A: Sunscreen, a great facial moisturizer, all the necessary hair products, a jacket and a pair of my Air Force Ones (sneakers).

Q: What would be your dream trip?


A: Someday, I’d like to take a DNA test and make a point to go to the places where my ancestors lived. Maybe I’ll take a trip to Africa.

Q: What is your guilty pleasure when you're on the road?

A: I have to have my earbuds so I can binge-watch my favorite shows or the craziest new YouTube or TikTok videos.


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