You may have seen this new junior walking around campus or running on the cross country team, but what is she like? On a sunny September day I sought to find out what hides under those brown ringlets and huge smile. I discovered her biggest fantasies of riding in a hot air balloon, I learned who her real first love was, and I found out the most important element of a date. Alexandra has had such an interesting life, after reading this you’re going to want to know more about this funny lady!
What school did you go to last year?
I went to Lakeridge High School, which is in Lake Oswego. (A mischievous smile spreads across her face.) Do you want the longitude and exact coordinates?
What is your star sign?
Taurus. (Makes signs with her hands of having horns.)
What do you look for in a partner?
In a male figure I look for humor. He must be nice and give me gifts. Well, no. That’s not that important. Although to me it is important that he’s taller. (She pauses to think.) He must have a floating house.
What are three things that people don’t know about you?
Well I used to live in Holland, which is pretty unique. I can speak Dutch, French, and English, and I’m trying to learn Farsi currently because my mom’s Iranian. And lastly I have never lived in one house for more than four years!
I was in love with fairies. I used to write letters to them and my mom would write letters back, and I thought they were real. I also loved Pokémon as a kid, but I lived in Holland then and so I thought it was a Dutch show.
Wow that’s awesome! But I meant a first love as in the first crush you ever had…
Like a real person? Oh! Okay. There was this one kid named Pim—as in, P-I-M—and I had really big crush on him but I don’t think he knew. I mean, maybe he did know. I didn’t talk to him. I liked him…from afar.
What song would you pick to set the mood?
“Never Say Never” by Justin Bieber. That wouldn’t be a very good mood setting song now that I think about it. I don’t know why it just popped into my head. Generally a song you can dance to would be best, but a slow dance song.
What’s your biggest celebrity crush?
Johnny Depp. He’s really attractive, especially when he’s Jack Sparrow. Although he’s definitely not attractive when he’s in Willy Wonka…creepy. He’s also kinda creepy as a person. I don’t think I’d ever talk to him because I’d just be scared.
What would be your dream date?
Well first he’d take me to his floating house with balloons like in the movie Up to Paradise Falls. From there we would take a hot air balloon back to his house. Oh wait, no. His house is what we took to get to Paradise. So we’d go back to my house, which doesn’t float unfortunately. And then we would eat food because that’s important.
If anything, if there’s food at a date it’s generally a good time. It can’t be crappy food, like coleslaw and potato salad, it has to be quality homemade meals. That’d be cool if he cooked the food too. But he doesn’t have to, we could cook the meal together.
Would you prefer a walk on the beach or trip to Shanghai?
If on a warm beach, I would pick that. But if a cold beach in Oregon, then I would pick China.
How would you advise someone to impress a person they liked?
Be yourself, and be funny even if you’re not funny. Wait, no, that completely contradicts what I just said! Do what you enjoy and eventually someone who has the same interests will be there. That way you can be yourself by doing what you love and you’d both like the same things.
What would be a major deal breaker?
If he makes me pay. Make sure to include a smiley face to show I’m only half joking. Oh, okay.
What would be a cute way to ask someone to a dance?
I would stitch it onto a hot air balloon and fly to their house. But that would be really expensive and probably impossible.
Or I would make food that has a message spelled on it and give it to them. It has to be good food. Like a batch of pancakes with chocolate chips spelling out their name! Again, food is what I live by—it’s the most important element of a date.
There you have it ladies and gents, your first bachelorette of the year. Make sure to stop Alexandra in the quad next time you see her, because if you do she’s sure to make you laugh! When you get to know her better, you’ll see how much of a catch she truly is.