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Marina S.
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

"I am a mother of three and am married to the love of my life! I'm grateful for my wonderful family. I am an author, and in one of my books, I ask women to make a fundamental mind shift in dating. I think most marriages end in divorce because people get married for the wrong reasons. If you marry for the right reason, you'll have a better chance of staying together."

What is your favorite OWN show?
Do I have to pick one? Okay. "Super Soul Sunday."

What are your three favorite things?
My three favorite things are my family, my friends and the beach.

What would your superpower be?
My superpower would be called THE CHILLINATOR. I would have the power to automatically calm people down so that they can get to a better place.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
The first thing I do when I wake up is stretch—the longest stretch ever, with my arms and legs reaching for the opposite ends of the bed.

What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
The last thing I do before I go to bed is say a little prayer. I start by being thankful for my family, my safety, my home and all the basic needs that I have met that I don't have to worry about. Then, I ask for protection for my children.

What is the one item you can't live without, and why?
I truly hate to say this, but it's my iPhone. It's my calendar, my camera, my phone and entertainment for me and my children all in one device! Without a pop-up calendar, I'd never get anyone anywhere on time! Without Twitter, TV is only half as fun! :)

What do you like that most people dislike?
Brussels sprouts.

What are you proudest of?
In am proudest of my three children and writing a book.

Who is your hero?
My hero is anyone that stands up for something noble amid opposition.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Rudeness.

What would you like to learn to do?
I would love to learn a martial art.

What are you particularly bad at that your friends tease you about?
I'm directionally challenged. And, I like to give directions. Tease away. :)
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