Name: Gian Marco Tamburi
School/Year: Appalachian State University '13
Major: History- Secondary Education
Hometown: Rione Stazione, Magione, Italy
Relationship Status: Single
When you're not in the classroom, where can we find you in Boone? In the Administration building (which is where I work), at the SRC working out, or on my couch watching sports.
What is your favorite thing about Appalachian State University? The feeling of being a part of a family. The slogan "Appalachian Family" is not just a selling pitch: in the last 3 years I have come to know that it is the reality. We are indeed a family here at App. And I love it.
If you could date any celebrity, who would it be? Easy pick here: Erin Andrews. She's too good to be true.
What is your favorite thing to see a girl wear? Leggings, sneakers and a sweatshirt. But they have to be on the right body, you know…
You just figured out that you won 3 million dollars. What do you do now? 1) Finish paying for college; 2) Buy a house in Watauga County and one in Italy; 3) Make some good investments.
What is your idea of the perfect date? There is no better place for a date than the wonderful, rolling hills that I can see from my house in Italy. I promise American girls don't know what they're missing out on and they would be absolutely astonished. Italian is better. Always. Don't you ever forget that.
What is the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you? Three years ago I was pulled by a couple of cops in Italy for driving without a license (not that I had forgotten it: I just didn't have it). My granddad, who was in the car with me, tried to bribe the cops by offering them a big bird he had just hunted. They almost put both of us in jail. Scary more than embarrassing, but still…
Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, honest, overwhelming (let's face it, most people can't handle my heart and passion: I've got too much).
What's the number one most played song on your iPod? Heart of a Champion (Nelly)
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? I have always wanted to be able to fly. How awesome would it be to get into every football game without paying?
What is the one thing you want to do before you graduate?
I want to see Appalachian State win a National Championship in football and I want my family to come visit App (that would be their first time ever in the US). Okay, I know that’s two things, but -come on- you can’t limit me to one!