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Emma Shores ’18

If you're friends with Emma Shores, odds are you've seen the room light up when she walks in. Emma has positivity radiating off of her and is one of the kindest, most fun-loving, and overall awesome people I know. She works hard at all that she does and always brings laughs and a good time.

Name: Emma Shores

Hometown: Manteno, IL

Major: Public Relations and Political Science

Age: 20

Role Model: My mom and sister

Celebrity Crushes: Miranda Sings, Barack Obama, and Leslie Knope

Favorite animal: Puppies (and Reggie Redbird)

Favorite song ATM: Here by Alessia Cara and 7 Years by Leah Guest

Relationship Status: Single

Her Campus Illinois State: Describe yourself in 3 words.

Emma Shores: Free-spirited, innovative, and loyal.


HC ISU: What’s a fun fact about you?

ES: I was a photographer at Walt Disney World this past fall.


HC ISU: What was your favorite part about working at Disney?

ES: Being able to go to Disney for free every single day. #40percentdiscount. Bless. Oh and making the children smile I guess.


HC ISU: What are you involved in on campus?

ES: I’m in Alpha Kappa Psi, Christian Business Leaders, Encounter, I’m a Welcome Week Intern, and I work for WGLT Radio and in the Dean of Students Office.


HC ISU: What is your favorite spot in Blo-No?

ES: Fusion Brew.


HC ISU: What are your plans after college?

ES: Right after graduation I’m going to work for the Disney Cruise Line to pay off all my student loans and then I’d like to work for Jimmy Fallon or Ellen DeGeneres doing video production or editing. I want to make commercials and music videos. Or become the President of the United States. Whatever comes first.

HC ISU: If you could spend the day with someone famous, who would it be?

ES: Melissa McCarthy and Jimmy Fallon while they’re doing a Lip Sync Battle. Then Jimmy Fallon would bring me out and we’d do a duet of “Breaking Free” from High School Musical. Naturally I’d be singing Troy’s part. Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres would be in the audience giving out bread and fruit snacks.


HC ISU: Where can we find you on weekends?

ES: Rollerblading all over Bloomington-Normal and running through the six with my woes.


HC ISU: If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?

ES: A bible, sushi for days, and all of Calvin Klein’s male models, including Justin Bieber so he can sing to me (pre-dreadlocks).


HC ISU: What’s your favorite social media platform?

ES: Instagram.


HC ISU: What are some of your favorite TV shows?

ES: Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and New Girl.


HC ISU: What’s your favorite restaurant?

ES: Anju Above.


HC ISU: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

ES: When people either say the ‘r’ word, don’t try their hardest, or don’t do the dishes.


HC ISU: What’s on your bucket list?

ES: To skydive, to change at least one persons’ life for the better, to retire and go back to being a photographer at Disney World, and to travel to every single continent.


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