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Layla Thompson

What makes you laugh the most?
We have a family of seven, with three dogs, that are always doing something silly, so there’s never a dull moment in our house! There’s always someone making jokes and laughing. What makes me laugh the most is when we watch movies or play a board game, someone makes the first joke, and it becomes a trickle effect, until we are out of breath laughing. Our family might be flawed, but not having humor isn’t one of our flaws!

Are you a clean or messy person?
I am definitely not a messy person. Growing up in a foster home with many other children didn’t leave me with much personal space, but the space I did have could never be left a mess. My foster parents taught me to respect what I had and to clean up after myself even at a young age. So even now, my closet has a certain order, my winter clothes to summer clothes.

What is your strangest fear?
I didn’t make good grades when I was in Taiwan, I was at the bottom of my class. When I came to the United States I decided to stop giving up on myself, I tried my hardest and made straight A’s. This gave me confidence, but I was still always afraid of being in the same position; which is why it's a strange fear to me, because hard work always pays off in the end!

What’ s the best Topping/Ice Cream combination?
I have never been a fan of ice cream toppings, because I feel like it takes away from the taste of the ice cream. However, I do enjoy a combination of vanilla and coffee ice cream. My guess is probably because of how much I love a cup of coffee in the morning!

When are you most yourself?
I don't believe that anyone should ever be afraid to show who they really are, even to a stranger, because at the end of the day, we’re all just people that need comfort and love, no matter who we are. There’s no particular place where I am most “myself”, because I am not afraid of embracing who I am, where ever I am. I hope that by doing so, it will encourage others to follow.


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