15 Questions for ... Ani From "Dance Moms Miami"
Want to find out what I'm really like? Read the below interview and tune in on Tuesdays at 9/8c to watch "Dance Moms Miami"!
Q: If I were a dance style, people would definitely call me…
A: “the Waltz.” Classic.
Q: What three adjectives best describe your personality?
A: The three adjectives that best describe my personality are: loyal, trustworthy and kind.
Q: Stress-- how do you handle it?
A: I handle stress by going into a cleaning and organizational frenzy. Putting my surrounding in order makes me feel secure and in control.
Q: What is your favorite way to unwind and spend some “me time”?
A: I’m not proud of it, but retail therapy works wonders for me.
Q: Do you cook? What is your favorite recipe?
A: As much as I enjoy doing stuff around the house, cooking has never been my forte. I do, however, make a mean flan and my lasagna is nothing to snicker at.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you ever received from your parents?
A: “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
Q: What is your biggest regret?
A: My biggest regret is not getting a graduate or a doctorate degree when I actually had the time.
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve about other moms in the competitive dance world? A: My biggest pet peeve is when moms are dissatisfied and critical of their children’s performances.
Q: What lessons do you hope to teach your children as they grow up?
A: I simply hope they grow up to be decent and compassionate human beings. So far, so good.
Q: What would you prefer for your children after they graduate high school: Broadway or College?
A: I would prefer a formal education over Broadway any day. However, I realize that they will only achieve happiness, fulfillment, and professional success if they are doing what they love.
Q: What were you like in high school?
A: I was that nerdy girl with the very popular friends.
Q: What makes you feel sexy?
A: My husband makes me feel sexy.
Q: What’s your idea of the perfect ladies’ night out?
A: My idea of a perfect ladies’ night out is: old friends, good food, and stimulating conversation.
Q: What is your idea of the perfect “romantic night out”?
A: My idea of a romantic evening is sitting in my Jacuzzi with my hubby, under the stars, listening to 80’s music and Latin ballads.
Q: What advice do you have for moms out there who think their child has what it takes to be a dance star?
A: In my opinion, the most important quality of a “dance star” is their work ethic and their passion for the art of dance. Natural ability and technique come in at a close second. The child, independently of the mother, must be truly committed. It’s a hard road for tender hearts.
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