Cheerleaders

Elyssa

Years on team:

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Edina - Dolly

Hometown: Apple Valley, MN

Occupation: Personal Trainer

First Job: My first job was with Panera Bread. I ran the bakery, worked at the register, made food, and expedited orders.

Favorite type of music: I love a variety of music from alternative, to country, to pop, electronic; sometimes I want to relax, and sometimes I want to dance.

Junk food weakness: I have three unhealthy food weaknesses - macaroni and cheese, ice cream, and barbeque chips.

I spend my free time:  When I do get free time I try to travel and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. I would love to take more international trips, though!

I’ve always wanted to: I have always wanted to learn to play the violin, because I think it is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments.

What would be one place you would love to travel? My travel list is very lengthy, but Santorini is pretty high up there.

What is your best beauty secret?: Smiling as much as possible; even if you are in a bad mood.   

What’s your favorite restaurant in Minneapolis? The French Meadow Bakery is my favorite place for brunch, and I like to go to the Ecopolitan in the evening for vegan pasta.

Celebrity crush: Channing Tatum – he is attractive AND can dance.

My hidden talents are: I have an artistic side, and am able to draw really well from time to time.

One thing I wish I was great at: Cooking! I would love to know what herbs and spices go well with foods and be able to whip up a delicious dish from scratch.

Dream job: I have a passion for helping others, so my ideal job would either be to further my current career or to become a teacher.

Greatest achievement: Receiving an academic scholarship to the University of Minnesota and completing a degree in kinesiology has been my greatest achievement thus far.