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20 Questions with Paige McPherson

May 04, 2015, 11:14 a.m. (ET)

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Get to know a little bit more about Senior National Team welterweight and Olympic bronze medalist Paige McPherson in today's installment of 20 Questions.

1. It's Sunday morning, what are you having for breakfast? 
 I'm having BAE (bacon and eggs). If I am too light in my weight bracket, then I'll add a pancake. 

2. If you didn't compete in taekwondo, what else would you be doing?  
I would probably be in school full time. Also, I would have continued my dance classes and would have mastered an instrument (violin).

3. Who's your hero? 
My Savior, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for me. Also, my parents are my heroes. They have always been there for me and have supported and given me the chance to fulfill my dream (Olympics).

4. Last book you couldn't put down? 
"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

5. Who was your childhood celebrity crush? 
Michael Jordan.

6. What's playing on your IPod right now? 
 A little bit of everything. My current favorite song is "Wicked Game" by James Vincent McMorrow. 

7. If you could see one concert, what would it be? 
I would love to have seen a Michael Jackson concert, but I want to go to a Sia concert.

8. What's the best thing about your hometown? 
My favorite thing about my hometown (Sturgis, S.D.) is my family. Also, it's a small town and so it's quiet, friendly, and everyone knows everyone.

9. What's your weirdest habit? 
I bite my nails.

10. What's your biggest pet peeve? 
People who don't take their job seriously.

11. What's your fast food guilty pleasure? 
Is Panera Bread considered fast food? Ha ha.

12. What was your most embarrassing moment? 
The Ukraine Open in 2014 was my most embarrassing moment. The people that were in charge of the tournament mistakenly wrote my name in as a medalist in the Open and forced me to the medal stand (when I told them that I lost my fight). Then they quickly took me off as soon as they noticed their mistake. I didn't know that there were three bronze medals given, ha ha. 

13. Which person, alive or dead, would you like to have dinner with? 
I would love to have dinner with my boyfriend, since I hardly see him.

14. What's your favorite vacation destination? 
Paris, France (my boyfriend's location). I would also love to go to Thailand.

15. What is your favorite TV show? 
Currently, it is "Cutthroat Kitchen" on The Food Network.

16. What's your dream car? 
A white Quattroporte S Q4 Maserati.

17. If you could have one super power, what would it be? 
I wish I could fly.

18. What's the one thing you haven't done that you'd love to do? 
I would love to go skydiving.

19. If someone was buying you dinner, you're having... 
I'm having the salmon with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Also, a glass of Chardonnay would be ordered with my meal.

20. What are your words to live by?
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path." - Proverbs 3:5&6

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