Campus Cutie: Lauren Pecaro
Relationship Status: Taken
- How do you feel about being the Campus Cutie?
I’m honored to be the campus cutie! I think it’s cool to be recognized as a cute person in the community.
- Why did you choose the UW?
Oh that’s a tough one. Well my choices were UW, Gonzaga and Florida State and as much as I’d love to move back to Florida , I wanted to stay near my sister. I wanted to go to the best school I got into and I know I wanted to go to a school with a football team.
- What are your plans after graduation?
If I get into veterinary school I will spend the next 4 years studying to receive my DVM, and if I don’t get in right away I will take a year off, do research or volunteer, then reapply. And get married, you know, all that good stuff.
- Which celebrity do you most relate to?
Jennifer Aniston (she says with a laugh), I just like her the best. She’s just kind of quirky and awkward, and so am I . She’s definitely my role model as a celebrity because she presents herself well as a woman, and looks so good at age 45.
- How has living in a sorority affected your college experience?
It’s allowed me to make a lot of friends that I wouldn’t have otherwise. It broke me out of my shell and forced me into social situations that I wouldn’t have been comfortable being in otherwise, something that I think is important to experience in college. It also led me to my boyfriend, Alex. The Greek system is the perfect place to meet a lot of people and possibly find the person you’re meant to be with.
- What Disney princess would you be and why?
Little Mermaid- not even a question (she says without hesitation). I love the ocean and as a kid whenever my mom told me to get out of the pool, I wouldn’t. I’d get in trouble but wouldn’t care because I got to swim more. My family refers to me as a fish. I got my scuba certification because that’s the closest thing possible to being a mermaid so far.
- How do you tell a guy you like him?
I’m trying to think of how I told Alex…well we just kind of just made out. The last formal time I told someone was in middle school and I had a succinct plan. I’d say want to watch a movie and if he said “yes”, then I would say “just us”? If he said yes, then I told him I liked him. I did this multiple times in middle school.
- How hard was it moving from Florida to Washington
The hardest part was that I’d lived in my house for 13 years and had known all the same people since I was 2 years old. I had a lot of friends I was sad to leave. But Bellarmine was a very welcoming community and I instantly found a group of good guy friends. I joined the cheer team and made a lot of friends through that, also. And then of course I had my little sister.
- What’s your perfect date?
It would be some sort of aquatic activity so, like a day at the beach in the sun or, going snorkeling with a BBQ on the beach. I just need good food and to be by the water, and the fishies.
- What do you look for in a guy?
He’s got to be a family man. He must have a good relationship with both parents and his siblings because if he does, then I know he will have a good relationship with mine. He must have a good sense of humor, but bad enough to laugh at my jokes. And he has to be able to set aside his manliness and comfort me sometimes; to be able to put away his ego when all the guys are hanging out and put me first sometimes. Also, I’m a sucker for blue-eyed boys.