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Jennifer L.
Hometown: Long Island, New York

"I am fairly introspective and an avid observer of human nature. Deeply spiritual and nonreligious, I am moved by heartwarming, kind gestures. I love to laugh but am most touched by acts—usually unintentional in nature—that make me smile. I can sit and listen to stories of personal triumph over trials all day (e.g., Nelson Mandela and Viktor Frankl). I am happiest when my family is together."

What is your favorite OWN show?
"Super Soul Sunday."

What is the one thing you can't live without, and why?
My music app. Music often provides the backdrop to whatever I'm doing. I can chart my life according to certain songs. In fact, I have a playlist of 20 songs that mirror my life's journey from a little girl to the present time.

What is your hidden talent?
I have the ability to discern when someone is in trouble and needs a kind word.

What do you like that most people dislike?
Reading the full credits at the beginnings and ends of movies. I am always fascinated by how many people it takes working together to put on a production of any sort. These people who usually work behind the scenes may be unknown to the public, but their contribution is invaluable.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Incivility. I get really peeved when people neglect to say please and thank you, or when they generally display rude behavior, especially to people of a seemingly lesser station in life.

What would you like to learn to do?
Belly dancing. I like almost all forms of dance but am particularly intrigued by belly dancing.

What are you particularly bad at that your friends tease you about?
Whispering.

What are your three favorite things?
(1) Standing in front of a group with a microphone in my hand, delivering a speech. (2) A good full-body massage. (3) Stilettos.

What would your superpower be?
To speak any language fluently with natives of every culture.

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