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Carla F.
Hometown: Haynesville, Louisiana

"I have been a teacher for 30 years. Currently, I am teaching kindergarten. I'm the proud mom of two teenagers. My son, C.J., is 18. My daughter, Cydnee, is 16. I grew up as a daddyless daughter and am parenting a fatherless son and a daddyless daughter. However, blessings come despite the hardships. My son was in trouble but has made a total turnaround. He didn't even want to finish high school and now has finished his first year of college. I have a man who is the love of my life after being divorced three times, and my dad came back into my life and was at my son's graduation."

What is your favorite OWN show?
"Super Soul Sunday" is my favorite OWN show. It lifts me up. I will sometimes skip church to watch it.

What are your three favorite things?
Traveling, going to the movies and entering contests. I actually won tickets to the Oprah's Lifeclass at MegaFest—as a matter of fact, I won tickets to all the events at MegaFest. I was so excited to ALMOST meet Oprah.

What would your superpower be?
My superpower would be flying. I dream about it all the time.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Thank the Lord for one more day and drink a cup of coffee. I love my Keurig.

What is the last thing you do before you go to bed?
Thank the Lord for one more day and read something inspirational.

What is the one item you can't live without, and why?
My iPhone. Sadly, I sleep with it. It keeps me connected to everyone and everything. I am in a long distance relationship, and FaceTime is a lifesaver.

What do you like that most people dislike?
Liver and onions.

What are you proudest of?
Being vulnerable enough to get the help I needed for my son. I had to let people know that I had been a victim of domestic abuse and had an out-of-control son. My son is now back on track, and my daughter doesn't have to be afraid of her brother. Our home is at peace.

Who is your hero?
My mom. She is battling breast cancer right now with strength and grace. She will be victorious.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who don't keep their word.

What would you like to learn to do?
How to become an art curator.

What are you particularly bad at that your friends tease you about?
Dancing. I love to dance; I'm not so good at it. But it doesn't stop me. You should ask my brother Charles about me doing the snake.