PHOENIX - It isn't always the big events that make us turn our head when we hear about politicians, celebrities and athletes.
Sometimes, we just want to know that when you boil it down, they're all ordinary people like us.
What's in their fridge? What are they reading? What do they do in their off time? ABC15.com asks the same 10 questions of a newsmaker. But don't jump to any conclusions; these aren't the typical interview questions.
They are not meant to be probing or controversial. Instead, they're fun questions that let you get to know the person in ways you probably don't already.
This week, we're getting to know Valley radio personality Lady La.
Weekday mornings from 6-10 a.m., Lady La entertains listeners on the morning drive on 101.5 JAMZ-FM in Phoenix.
Lady La first hit the airwaves in 2005, hosting the morning show on Power 98.3. In addition to her radio career, she also works in the fashion industry as a model and co-founder of The Fresh Fiends blog, an on-line collective comprised of fashion, lifestyle, beauty tips and charity efforts.
An outspoken advocate for autistic kids, Lady La has raised thousands of dollars to bring awareness to this growing epidemic. The developmental disorder hits Lady La especially close, as her younger brother was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old.
Lady La was born in Tucson and later moved to the Phoenix area where she graduated at the top of her class. She later attended Arizona State University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management.
Lady La is also a regular guest on ABC15 NOW!
10 Questions for Lady La
1. What is your all-time favorite movie or song?
Forrest Gump is my favorite movie of all time. Favorite song of all time is "Always and Forever" by Heatwave.
2. Do you have a Smartphone? If so, what's your favorite app?
Droid user. I don't use apps, because I have to save my battery for my camera. I love taking pictures of my food.
3. Have you come up with a few things you'd like to do before you die? If so, what's on your bucket list?
I try my best to do things NOW instead of making a list to do things later. That way I end up living my bucket list instead of looking at it. Instead of new year's resolutions I celebrate little wins from my day to day life in addition to things I want to accomplish in a year's time. Every year I try to visit three new countries. This year it will be Israel, Thailand, and the Cayman Islands.
4. Who do you count as your mentor(s)?
My Step Dad
5. What was your very first job?
Once I realized I liked making money, my first job turned into three jobs at age 15. Telemarketing, Paradise Bakery, and Front Desk agent at JW Marriott.
6. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I'd want a six pack.
7. What do you consider your greatest success?
My ability to see light in the dark.
8. Tell us something about you most people don't know?
I had ear surgery when I was 5.
9. If you could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would they be?
My Tio Mike, Craig Hassebrock, my boyfriend.
10. If you could have a different career, other than what you're doing now, what would it be?
Chef or a host on the Travel Channel