1.18.2017 | printed in the Fall 2016 issue of VITAL magazine
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
“Oh my gosh, when I answer this question it’ll make me sound so not hip and cool. My favorite social media platform is probably Facebook. That’s how I stay on top of what’s going on with all my friends. I will mention that my favorite app right now is BuzzFeed.”
Who is the person who made the greatest impact on you and why?
“Well, it would probably have to be my mom and dad. They are my role models in every respect. Mom and dad as a role model of just who they are – their work ethic, how they treat people – they are just good people.”
What is your favorite guilty pleasure, for when you really need a snack?
“Oh, easy. Dark chocolate. About 60 percent dark chocolate. I’ve sampled enough to know exactly what I like.”
What’s the title of the book on your nightstand?
“You know what I’m reading right now is Harper Lee’s new work, ‘Go Set A Watchman.’ I’m about halfway into it, so I don’t know the outcome, so I really don’t know what I think about it. But I’m doing it because I really love ‘To Kill Mockingbird.’ ”
What is your favorite music to work out to?
“I love working out to music. I’ll do all kinds of stuff. I’ll do some hip-hop – oh my gosh, you know what I do now? I ask my 15-year-old nephew what’s new to download. And whatever he gives me, I’ll go download it. And I like to dance, so I also like dance music to work out to.”
Who is the one person, living or dead, you’d like to have dinner with?
“Mozart. So we have the same birthday and I grew up playing classical music. And he was brilliant. So to be able to sit down and talk to somebody who was truly brilliant, you know there are very few people like that in the world. I’d love to be able to just see how he thinks. I mean, he was composing symphonies at what, age 6? That just completely blows my mind, you know?”
Do you sing in the shower?
“Occasionally (laughs). I also talk to myself a lot in the shower. Just me getting ready for the day. Yeah. I do talk to myself a lot in the shower.”
Seven Questions with Emily Skor