Mykayla was Born in Joplin, Missouri. “I call a small town north of Dallas home. I grew up in Lake Dallas – a town you’re happy to grow up in and even happier to leave.”
Now a senior with a 4.0, Mykayla is dangerously close to walking the stage at graduation with a degree in marketing.
“I’m in no hurry to cross the finish line. Says Mykayla. School has always been my thing, so grad school is on my agenda just as soon as I get across that stage. I joke about becoming a professional student, but from the way things are looking, that might not be too far off from the truth. I was always good enough at sports to make the team and play, but school is where I tend to get really competitive. I like to know things and I just don’t feel like my time is done.
Q: What do you do for fun in your spare time?
A: “I don’t find myself with a lot of free time in between juggling work, school, and organizations, but the little time I do have, I like to go out on the square with a few of my favorite people and go out of town to see those I’m not lucky enough to have around every day.”
Q: Are there any shows on TV right now that you feel like you can not miss?
A: The one show I absolutely cannot miss is Chelsea Lately. I can honestly say Chelsea Handler is one of my idols, ranking up there with the greats – my dad, Ellen Degeneres, and Mother Theresa. Jokes aside, her humor and honesty is something I think everyone should embrace. It makes life’s little tragedies a little more enjoyable.
Q: So what does it take to be swept off your feet?
A: “As far as the guy scene goes, I tend to be more of a realist with a romantic twist. I’ve heard friends of mine talk about being swept off their feet and while I think it does happen, I’m just not one to get swept. I’ll be the first to admit I’m slow to warm up to people, but I’m a firm believer that you just need to give people a chance to surprise you because they often will.
I once met a guy that came into Hooters who was really drunk and sat at the bar while I was working. He thought he had all the right lines and I heard all of them over the course of about 2 hrs. He was definitely good with his words and I’m sure his charm was a huge hit on other girls, but I just wasn’t impressed. What did impress me was that he came back into my work the next day to apologize for his less than flattering display the day before and asked to come back into town the next weekend to get to know me without the influence of alcohol. His apology and persistence over the next month was enough to get me on board and eventually find myself being “swept”. He brought something different to the table and caught my attention. It may not have started off exactly as he had planned, but he adapted and tried again. Guys should make note that sometimes all it takes is a little more persistence.”
Q: What quality do you find most attractive in a dude?
A: “I like to say I love personalities, meaning I don’t necessarily have a type other than just a really cool person. You have to love yourself before someone else can love you, so a guy with humble confidence is sexy.
“Physically, I prefer someone taller than I am in heels (which isn’t much) and has a contagious smile. As long as his v-necks don’t show more cleavage than I do or his pants fit tighter than my skinny jeans, I don’t really have a preference in terms of his style. Flaunting what you’ve got is one thing, looking like you bought your shirt from the baby Gap is another. Girls should leave a little to the imagination, but that goes for guys too!”
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