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McKenzie

McKenzie
2nd Season
Hanover, PA
University of Alabama
Personal Trainer

COLLEGE & DEGREE: University of Alabama- Dance & Psychology; Currently pursuing Master’s Degree

OCCUPATION: Personal Trainer & Business Owner

FAVORITES:

Dallas Cowboys: Current Player- Amari Cooper, Former- Emmitt Smith
Season of the Year: Summer
High School Teacher: AP English with Mrs. Stitt
Food: Acai Bowls
Color: Blue

TV Show: Friends & New Girl

Holiday: Christmas

Sweet or Salty: Sweet!

Workout: Running & weight training

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Sharing stories helps to inspire me. It’s incredible to think that all of us come from different backgrounds, yet still have so much in common. I love hearing about the journeys that others have taken, especially my teammates, as it gives me time reflect on my own story and appreciate how far all of us have come.

 

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? One thing I can’t live without is exercise! It is really therapeutic for me, while helping me to feel confident and empowered!

DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS? No regrets! Life has its rollercoaster moments, but I truly believe every experience we endure defines exactly who we are! I would not be who I am today without the path life has guided me on.

BIGGEST MOTIVATION? The people that I love that are in my close circle motivate me the most. I try my best to surround myself with love, positivity, and support. Having such special people in my life motivates me to be better each day.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)? No, but I wish!

BEACH OR MOUNTAIN VACATION? Beach!

DESCRIBE A PERFECT DAY  IN YOUR LIFE: A perfect day in my life would start with coffee and breakfast on a balcony at the beach! The rest would consist of a dancing or working out and then grabbing dessert with my favorite people.

HOW DO OTHERS DESCRIBE YOU? Other people would describe me as compassionate, funny, and driven,

DO YOU HAVE ANY HIDDEN TALENTS? I enjoy cooking!

DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS? Yes, I have a sister, Payton. She is 13 years old!

NAME 5 GUESTS AT YOUR DINNER PARTY: Nick Saban, Whitney Carson, Justin Bieber, Suzanne Collins, Zooey Deschanel

WHAT IS THE THEME SONG OF YOUR LIFE? Brighter than the Sun- Colbie Caillat

WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE? I grew up a competitive dancer. I attended the University of Alabama to pursue a degree in Dance. I was also Captain oft he Alabama Dance Team during my final season. I completed the Broadway Dance Center Professional Semester while in college. Upon graduation, I moved to New York City to begin auditioning professionally! I immersed myself into the Musical Theatre/Broadway realm that NY has to offer. I have been fortunate enough to perform in an array of professional arenas. My most favorite dance gig thus far includes performing in the ensemble of Mamma Mia alongside a multitude of Broadway veterans!

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC? I knew that auditioning for DCC was a goal of mine in August 2015 when I first visited AT&T Stadium during an Alabama season opening game. I had the pleasure of meeting DCC Paige and received a private tour. I will never forget the feeling when I stepped foot into the DCC locker room. I had chills and knew that this defining moment would impact me forever!

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Making this team is one of my proudest accomplishments! One of the qualities about myself that makes me proud is that I am eager to reach my goals and that I am very career-driven. Being a DCC embodies immense success in my eyes and I am so thankful to be here!

IN 10 YEARS FROM NOW I WILL hopefully have a family of my own, feel fulfilled by my career aspirations and accomplishments, and change lives through fitness and nutrition!