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Monday, May 26, 2008

New York Jets Flight Crew Finalists - Group 1 

Posted by Sasha at 7:39 PM ET

The '08 Finalists: Group 1
By Eric Allen
Senior Managing Editor
NewYorkJets.com
05-22-08

To introduce the New York Jets Flight Crew’s 2008 finalists, newyorkjets.com is running profiles of all 51 young ladies prior to the finals on Sunday, June 1. Marc Ecko, who is designing the ’08 uniforms, will host the finals, which will be closed to the public. Twenty-one finalists will be selected for the squad and then Jets fans will be able to vote for the 22nd and final member of the Flight Crew on newyorkjets.com.

In this group: Danielle, Liana, Anne-Marie, Tara, Alyssa, Gina, Tracey and Jennifer.

Danielle (Audition No. 13)
Why do you want to be a member of the Flight Crew?
I’ve always wanted to be a part of a pro team and being part of this team would definitely complete all my dreams.
Can you explain your feelings heading into Sunday’s finals at Marc Ecko Enterprises?
My feelings are unexplainable. I’m so nervous because if I make the team, I’d be so happy.
What is your most outstanding characteristic?
I’m really bubbly and when I walk into a room, people always notice my high energy.
What word best describes you?
Driven. I always go for what I want with no regrets.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
To always think positive.
What’s your favorite song?
"Please Don’t Stop the Music" by Rhianna.
Group?
Definitely the Pussycat Dolls.
Who is your favorite actor/actress?
Jim Carrey. He’s hilarious.
What’s your favorite thing about New York City?
All the people and the vibe of everyone.
What advice do you have for young people?
To always follow your dreams and never give up. Dreams do come true.


Liana (Audition No. 38)
Occupation: Event Planner
Why do you want to be a member of the Flight Crew?
It’s my next goal to be a member of a pro team. It would be an amazing experience to dance in front of thousands of fans every week and to be on a team with 21 new friends.
Can you explain your feelings heading into Sunday’s finals at Marc Ecko Enterprises?
I am very nervous, anxious and excited. I’m really looking forward to it and even if I don’t make the team, I’m happy to have made it this far.
What is your most outstanding characteristic?
I would say my discipline and commitment to the things I choose to do in my life.
What word best describes you?
Ambitious.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I take taekwondo.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
To work hard in life and never give up even when times get tough.
A pet peeve?
I hate when people chew with their mouths open.
You’ve received a menu with unlimited choices. What are you eating?
Fried calamari, ice cream cake, scallops wrapped in bacon, hot wings and a steak.
What is the best movie you’ve seen over the past two years?
"Crash."
Who have been the most influential people in your life? Explain.
My parents. They’ve always been extremely supportive, they taught me to never give up and they proved to me that hard work always pays off.
What’s your favorite thing about New York City?
That you never run out of things to do.
What advice do you have for young people?
Set personal goals, both long-term and short-term, and never settle.


Anne-Marie (Audition No. 76)
Occupation: Store manager/buyer at Sweet Lace Lingerie, part-time student at SUNY Farmingdale
Why do you want to be a member of the Flight Crew?
It has always been a dream of mine to dance professionally for a team, to entertain and bring smiles to peoples’ faces.
Can you explain your feelings heading into Sunday’s finals at Marc Ecko Enterprises?
I’m very excited and nervous. I’m ready to bring it!
What is your most outstanding characteristic?
Being able to make people laugh.
What word best describes you?
Ambitious. There is nothing I won’t dare to dream.
If there was something you could change about yourself, what would it be?
I wish I could calm my nerves at auditions!
What is something most people don’t know about you?
Mike Tyson is my adopted cousin.
Who inspires you?
My husband. He’s my driving force.
A pet peeve?
When people don’t return calls.
What’s your favorite song?
"Damaged" by Danity Kane.
If you knew the world was going to end in 24 hours, what would you do?
I would tell my family and friends how much I love them. And I’d also do something crazy like skydiving.
You’ve received a menu with unlimited choices. What are you eating?
Sushi!
Who is your favorite actress?
Audrey Hepburn.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
Mom.


Tara (Audition No. 91)
Why do you want to be a member of the Flight Crew?
Dancing and entertainment is my life and nothing makes me happier.
Can you explain your feelings heading into Sunday’s finals at Marc Ecko Enterprises?
Pumped.
What is your most outstanding characteristic?
Being genuine.
What word best describes you?
Fabulous.
If there was something you could change about yourself, what would it be?
Actually nothing because that’s what makes me me (but if I could I would want to be taller).
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a certified massage therapist.
What inspires you?
My Goddaughter and my spirituality.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Everything happens for a reason.
If you could eat with any four people in the history of the world, who’s sitting at your table?
Gregory Hines, Mohammed and Mother Theresa.
A pet peeve?
Traffic.
What’s your favorite song?
"Anything" by Justin Timberlake.
Who is your favorite Jet?
I enjoy the whole team.
If you knew the world was going to end in 24 hours, what would you do?
Pray and be with my family.
You’ve received a menu with unlimited choices. What are you eating?
Pizza all day, every day.
What is the best movie you’ve seen in the past two years?
"300."
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My Goddaughter. She is a really sick baby and has overcome tremendous odds against her.
What’s your favorite thing about New York City?
The diversity.
What advice do you have for young people?
If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. Everything that is meant to be will happen, so learn form every experience — good or bad — and grow.


Alyssa (Audition No. 93)
Occupation: Student at Suffolk Community College, executive board member, A Midwinter Night’s Dream Inc.
Why do you want to be a member of the Flight Crew?
It would be an amazing opportunity to support the Jets and to be a good role model for young girls.
Can you explain your feelings heading into Sunday’s finals at Marc Ecko Enterprises?
I am very nervous about Sunday’s finals but also very excited.
If you could eat with any four people in the history of the world, who’s sitting at your table?
Princess Diana, Elvis Presley, Jennifer Aniston and Matthew McConaughey.
Who is your favorite Jet?
Chad Pennington.
If you knew the world was going to end in 24 hours, what would you do?
Spend the day with my family and friends in a tropical location.
You’ve received a menu with unlimited choices. What are you eating?
Garlic knots with creamy Italian dressing and a really good slice of pizza.
Who is your favorite actress?
Jennifer Aniston. She is a beautiful person inside and out.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My mother. She always pushed me to be the best I could in all aspects of my life.
What’s your favorite thing about New York City?
The excitement in the air on the streets.
What advice do you have for young people?
Stay true to who you are at all times.


Gina (Audition No. 146)
Occupation: Model, intern at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
If there was something you could change about yourself, what would it be?
I would have better handwriting and would be less sloppy.
What is something most people don’t know about you?
I was a Division I lacrosse goalie.
What inspires you?
Happiness always inspires me more than anything else.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
You don’t get in life what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.
A pet peeve?
Smokers (no offense to anyone), quitters and people who worry too much.
What’s your favorite song?
"Don’t Stop Believin’ " by Journey.
Group?
Journey.
Who is your favorite Jet?
Laveranues Coles
Who is your favorite actress?
Lucille Ball
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My college lacrosse coach. She made me mentally stronger and an overall better person.
What’s your favorite thing about New York City?
Endless opportunities and good pizza.
Do you have a favorite childhood memory?
My first Yankee game. I have not been to a Jets game yet.
What advice do you have for young people?
Never settle.


Tracey (Audition No. 206)
Occupation: Recent college graduate
Why do you want to be a member of the Flight Crew?
I love to dance, perform and inspire audiences. I would love to be a part of the spirit and intense energy of football.
Can you explain your feelings heading into Sunday’s finals at Marc Ecko Enterprises?
I’m excited to have a solo and have another opportunity to hit the choreography from this past round.
What is your most outstanding characteristic?
I’m a leader. And as a leader, I’m full of energy, optimistic, dedicated and a hard worker.
What word best describes you?
Passionate.
If there was something you could change about yourself, what would it be?
I’m always on the go and don’t want to stop!
What is something most people don’t know about you?
My passion for social action and to be involved in world issues.
What inspires you?
Dancing, people, nature, kindness, laughing & chaos!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t stop dancing.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My sister, Tifani, who has inspired me to follow my dreams and to always be myself.
What’s your favorite thing about New York City?
All of the crazy, exciting and new people to meet!


Jennifer (Audition No. 211)
Occupation: Receptionist
Can you explain your feelings heading into Sunday’s finals at Marc Ecko Enterprises?
I’m excited and nervous, but I know it’s going to be a lot of fun.
What word best describes you?
Bold.
What inspires you?
People inspire me when I hear stories about regular people achieving extraordinary things.
Do you have unique superstitions?
Before I perform or have something important to do, I have to wear my favorite tee-shirt. I feel I could do anything in it.
A pet peeve?
I hate fake people.
What’s your favorite song?
"Paralyzer," the artist is Finger Eleven.
What is the best movie you’ve seen over the past two years?
"Juno."
Who is your favorite actor?
Johnny Depp.
Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My aunt Mimi. She has always stood up for me and my mom. My mom has always pushed me forward, telling me never to settle for second best.
What’s your favorite thing about New York City?
The fact that you can find anything you need like clothes, shows and events.

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