Meet HC Member Amanda Velazquez!!

The Basic Facts

Name: Amanda Velazquez
Year: Junior
Hometown: New York City 
Major/Minor: Major in Media Production and minor in Apparel Construction and Patternmaking 
The Favorites
Favorite film:  Frozen because my niece loves it. But I love films that have action, romance, or comedy. 
Favorite food:  Rice, beans, chicken pernil, platanos, potato salad, bacalao ... basically a lot of typical Hispanic food. 
Favorite song at the moment: Come Thru - Jacquees
Favorite color: Green 
Favorite TV Show: Scandal, Castle, Mistresses, Family Feud, Modern Family,  and cartoons. 
Favorite thing about being in college: Being able to be independent, make mistakes and learn from them, and access to more techonology, etc.
Favorite place to visit in Buffalo: The downtown area. Being around there reminds me a lot of the city. 
The Interesting Facts
Fun fact about yourself:  I use to play piano in high school. I might spend this vacation getting back to playing it. I find so much beauty and relaxation in playing piano/keyboard. 
If you could switch places with anybody for a week, who would it be and why: My niece. I want to see what it feels like to be a child again. I want to see the world from a child's perspective. 
Celebrity Crush:  Justin Timberlake.
Guilty Pleasure:  Justin Timberlake...and desserts/pastries 
If you were stuck on a desert island for a week and could only have three things with you, what would they be: iPod full of music, some food, and paper tissue. Wait, can I include one more too ... sunscreen lol in case the sun is too much. 
Describe yourself in three words: adventurous, funny, creative.
Relationship Status: single
What do you look for in a significant other: Some one who is funny, honest, and down to earth. 
The Holiday Question
If you had to watch one holiday film everyday until December 25th, what would it be: As I was looking for possible holiday films to consider watching, I came across Toy Story That Time Forgot and Shrek The Halls. Not only do I like cartoons but I also have not seen these so I would love to watch them until Christmas. 
What is your favorite part about the holidays: Being around family, cooking food, and watching movies. 
What has been the best present you've gotten so far: Concert tickets to see Justin Timberlake in NYC. 
Favorite holiday-themed dessert: Don't really have one. I just like desserts like cheesecakes, chocolate cake, strawberry banana shortcake, cookies, and chocolate on chocolate cannolis. 
Do you and your family have traditions during this time of year? If so, what are they:  I wouldn't say this is a tradition but it has been happening a lot on Christmas. Whenever my sisters and I go to open our presents, we would spend over 10 minutes opening one gift. Why? Because my parents decide that it is funny to wrap the present in like 10 different boxes. Each box gets smaller and smaller to the point where it looks like there is not even a gift in the last box. This is something I would do with my children in the future because I am a prankster just like my parents and it is just something that makes me smile/laugh.
If you could live out the plot of a holiday film, what would it be:  It would have to be ELF. I loved that movie growing up the and the plot is just funny to actually live out. Absolutely hilarious.