Sophomore Alex Miilan of the Seminole women's golf team plays classical piano.
March 26, 2013
Sophomore Alex Milan, who finished in a tie for third place in the individual standings at the spring season opening Challenge, spent a few minutes with seminoles.com as she and her teammates prepared for the upcoming Bryan National Collegiate. The second-year player talked about her love of ice cream, what she would change her name to and being caught in the middle of a tornado in this installment of Say What? with the Florida State women's golf team.
What is your favorite song on your IPod right now?
"I really haven't been listening to my iPod much lately; we don't use them at practice. But my favorite station on Pandora radio is definitely "Summer hits of the 90s"."
Rate yourself 1-10 on how weird you are.
"I would give myself a strong 7. I have my own handful of quirks."
Do you have any embarrassing talents or bad habits?
"I have a bad habit of not thinking before I speak. It gets me in trouble sometimes!"
What was the best part of your lunch as a child?
"The best part of my lunch was the peanut butter banana bagel that my mom packed. I had peanut butter every day for too many years but I still love it. I wouldn't let my mom pack anything else!"
Are you clean or messy?
"I am a bit messy. But I'd like to qualify that and say it is an organized mess. I know where everything is!"
What was your favorite movie as a child?
"It is probably a tie between The Little Mermaid and Pocahontas. I was Pocahontas for Halloween for three years in a row!"
If you could be an animal, what would it be?
"I would be an otter. They look like they have fun flipping about and frolicking in the water."
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
"I love ice cream in general. But my absolute favorite is just plain chocolate."
What is your favorite holiday?
"My favorite holiday is Easter. We have so many fun traditions in my family that it makes it really special. We always have an Easter lunch/brunch with honey baked ham, potatoes au gratin, breads, cheeses, pastries and artichokes. At the end of the meal we take the colored eggs and have an egg fight. We bash the ends of the eggs together and the last person with one end intact wins."
If you could be anyone in the world for a day, who would you be?
"I would be royalty somewhere. Everyone wants to know what it's like to be treated like a real princess!"
Would you rather watch a scary movie or a comedy?
"I would see a comedy over a scary movie any day. I get too scared! I always end up having to sleep with the lights on."
What was your dream-job as a child?
"When I was little, around first grade, I told my mom that I wanted to be a singing figure skater. It was a really bad combination of seeing Brittany Spears in concert and Disney on Ice all in the same two weeks."
If you had to change your name, what would it be?
"If I had to change my name, I would probably change it to Nicole, my middle name. But I wouldn't go by Nikki, I'd keep it long."
If you had to live somewhere else where would it be?
"If I had to live somewhere else, I would live somewhere in North Carolina. I love the lakes, rivers and mountains. It would be fun to ski, hike and go white water rafting whenever I wanted."
Are you superstitious?
"I'm a little superstitious. I mark my ball on the course with quarters. But the quarter has to have been minted in the 60s because I want to shoot in the 60s."
If you had a time machine, where would you go?
"If I had a time machine, I would go back in time to a castle to see what life was really like then. I love castles and can't wait until I have the opportunity to travel and see one in person."
Do you have a favorite sport other than golf?
"My favorite sport other than golf is volleyball. I played a lot growing up and if it's on television, I always watch it."
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
"If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is a vacation package to Europe. I love to travel but have never been. So I would love to go explore and sightsee."
What would I find in your fridge right now?
"In my fridge right now you would find: chocolate soy milk, fruit, vegetables, leftovers from cooking, and grandma's homemade strawberry jam."
What has been your most bizarre life experience?
"My most bizarre life experience is that I was caught in the middle of a tornado. But thankfully everything turned out okay."
Never have I ever...
"Never have I ever withdrawn from a golf tournament."
The next time you cook a meal for someone, what are you going you make?
"The next time I cook a meal for someone it will probably be chicken enchiladas. It's one of my favorite recipes and I haven't made it in months."
Who is you current celebrity crush?
"My current celebrity crush is, of course, Ryan Gosling."
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
"In ten years I see myself playing professionally and hopefully starting a family."
Do you have any hidden talents?
"My hidden talent is that I can play classical piano."