Sharmayne Maytes

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Tell us something about you that people wouldn’t expect from just looking at you?
Something I think people wouldn’t expect from just looking at me is that I actually love the outdoors. I am a daddy’s girl so I always wanted to impress him and do things with him. Which is what forced me to really get rough and dirty every once in awhile. I go shooting with him a lot because he is in the Military. I also love fishing and playing just about any sport especially with my entire family. I think that staying active and adventurous is not only extremely important but also helps you stay healthy and fit.

Why did you want to be a 12?
I wanted to be a 12 because I think it is such an amazing opportunity for any girl. It allows you to get involved with your school and represent it in such a great way. I normally am not the type of person to put myself out there so this really helped me get out there and meet some amazing new girls, who I know will be in my life forever.

What do you want to be when you grow up and how will being a 12 help?
When I grow up I definitely want to do several things. One in which is to become a wedding planner. I think that being a 12 would help me because it is so great for marketing and really helping me meet some people I normally would never meet. It would be extremely hard to advertise myself without some history or experience in doing so.

Favorite place on campus and why?
My favorite place on campus would have to be the Rec Center. I love to stay healthy and active and the Rec Center has all the tools to do so. It is also a great place that a lot of people have access to, which is great when I want to go with friends or have some down time between classes. Working out also helps me clear my mind and stay focused so it is great to have the Rec Center in a great location on campus.

Whats your major and how did you decide on that?
My major is Business and Special Events Management. I decided on that because I’ve always had a passion for event coordination as well as business. I plan to use my knowledge in business to eventually be able to manage and run my own event/planning company such as wedding planning. I have always been extremely obsessive compulsive, were everything has to be perfect. I feel that these are important traits someone would look for when trusting someone with their special day.

Best trip you’ve ever taken?
The best trip I’ve taken would have to be, to my hometown Nebraska. My family and I visit every year. I am extremely family-oriented and there is nothing better then being in Nebraska for Christmas, I love the snow and how nice everyone is out there. I traveled a ton when I was young because my dad was in the military but I don’t remember a lot of it. Traveling is definitely something I want to do a ton more of soon.

Have things changed since becoming a 12?
I would say things have changed since becoming a 12. I definitely feel more involved in my school and I feel like I have my own little family that will always be there for each other. I am normally a shy person so being a 12 has definitely helped me really open up out of my shell, which is what I really needed.

Favorite college memory?
My favorite college memory would definitely have to be my freshman year living in the dorms and going to the ASU football games. I was never so involved with my school like I was my freshman year living on campus. I loved my roommate and at the time hated dorm life but now would die to have that back. I made some of the best memories having fun after the football games and doing everything on campus. Meeting so many people who are in your same shoes trying to achieve the same goal (getting a degree) brings out such a great positive atmosphere. I hate being away from my family but this really helped me grow and mature on my own.

What do you look for in a guy?
I look for several things in a guy and to start a guy’s smile is important to me. I also think that intelligence and being humble is a very crucial thing in a guy. There is nothing more to say about someone who is not only smart but also is not cocky and self consumed. A girl definitely needs a guy to attend to her and a self-absorbed guy can’t do that. All in all a fun and relaxed guy is what I look for.

Tell us about your worst and best date?
My worst date would have to be with this guy that sat and talked about himself the entire date then immediately after wanted to go to his place. One thing that is definitely not attractive is when a guy wants the wrong things in someone and that was definitely it for me.
My best date would have to be when I went to a place called Binkley’s. It was the most amazing experience and food I have ever had. The guy that took me had a great personality and was extremely fun to be around. He made me feel like a queen and very comfortable.

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