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Personality Test: Caitlin Peabody

| Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
Dancer Caitlin Peabody poses for a portrait at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater studios in the Strip District on Thursday, January 31, 2013.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Dancer Caitlin Peabody poses for a portrait at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater studios in the Strip District on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
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Caitlin Peabody moved to Pittsburgh four years ago to join Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet. She lives in Friendship, where she loves cooking at night while watching a movie.

The young dancer likes the outdoors, weather permitting, and during the summers at home in New Hampshire you're likely to find her in the pool. Getting together with friends over wine is also a favorite activity.

Peabody, 24, is also into reading. While “Gone With the Wind” is her favorite, it's big, and she also likes lighter reads, beach books to get her mind away from things.

The star who would play me in the movie version of my life and:

I guess I'd have to say Rachel McAdams. I've been told that by friends, family, and even a few strangers.

Childhood hero:

My Nana, because growing up; I felt I understood her, and we have very similar personality characteristics.

Pick one:

A. Go-Gos

B. Goo-Goo Dolls

C. Lady Gaga

D. Yo Gabba Gabba

Lady Gaga. I'll always dance to one of her songs!

The piece of memorabilia from my childhood I wish I still had:

Well I just might have it ... my blanky!

The superpower I wish I had in real life and:

The ability to clean up rooms with the snap of my fingers. Mary Poppins style!

I can't live without my: iPod, cell phone, DVR, or laptop?

I'm not a huge fan of having technology on you 24/7 ... but if I had to pick one, I'd say my cell phone.

My favorite reality show:

The Kardashians ... sorry

App I wish I could invent:

I feel like they're all invented already.

Favorite brunch food:


Favorite guilty pleasure:

A glass of wine, “Sex and the City,” and a girlie magazine all at once

Best mistake I've ever made:

When I was in third grade, I spilt hot chocolate all over a girl sitting in front of me. I was very shy back then, and when she yelled back at me I was so embarrassed. But she is now my best friend and has been since that day!

Something I would do over if I could:

I just don't have an answer for this one. I'm not a big fan of regretting things.

Pick one:

A. Pirates

B. Penguins

C. Steelers

D. Other

E. I hate sports

Red Sox! I'm a New Englander, and love my baseball.

My favorite Pittsburgh athlete:

Sydney Crosby. He's impressive and cute.

Favorite lunchtime spot:

I don't like lunch. So I'll say my favorite dinner spot: Dinette in East Liberty.

Top thing on my ‘Bucket List' to do before I'm gone:

Visit every state in the United States.

In five years, I'd like to:

Advance in my ballet career.

My favorite thing about Pittsburgh:

The view of the skyline. It's beautiful.

Three people I'd love to have dinner with:

FDR, Kevin (one of my best friends who lives in Oregon, and I rarely see anymore), my Nana (She passed away when I was 18. I'd like to talk with her now.)

My quirkiest inherited trait:

My nose.

My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:

A cheeseburger, topped with cheese, just a pinch of ketchup, a bit more mustard, and lots of pickles!

One word my mother would use to describe me:


Celebrity crush:

Ewan McGregor

The oldest thing in my refrigerator:

Hot fudge sauce

When I was 10, I wanted to be:

A third-grade teacher

Exercise I hate most:


I'm deathly afraid of:

Tunnels. Hate driving through them.

If I was auditioning for “American Idol,” my song would be:

I can't sing. At all.

The first band I saw in concert:

I'm sorry to say I've never been to a concert.

TV marathon I could watch all day:

“How I Met Your Mother.” I laugh out loud to myself every time I see it.

Favorite Pittsburgh-area landmark:

Does Walnut Street count?

Saturday mornings you'll find me:

If I'm not working out at the ballet, sitting in my big comfy chair sipping coffee watching Food Network.

Best new gadget I've tried recently:


The person I'm most often mistaken for:

Rachel McAdams. Not really mistaken for her, but I've been told I look like her.

In high school, I was:

The girl who left early to do ballet.

The movie that always makes me cry:

“Moulin Rouge” (Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film)

My most treasured fashion accessory:

My scarves.

What you'll always find in my glove compartment:

My Mini Cooper manual and Windex wipes. Got to keep the Mini clear!

My most embarrassing junk food:

McFlurry, but it's too good to be embarrassed.

If I wasn't a dancer, I'd be:

A chef.

The last book I read:

“Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire

My favorite Pittsburgh pizza:

Shady Grove's buffalo chicken pizza! (in Shadyside)

Movie I could watch every time it appears on cable:

“Jerry Maguire”

My favorite website: I'm officially obsessed.

My most memorable fashion mistake:

Wearing Uggs a few years before they were “cool.” That was a rough day at school.

If I could live my life as someone else, it would be:

Giada de Laurentiis

My childhood nickname:


My favorite “bad” movie:

“The Princess Bride”

My first job:

Boston Ballet 2

My worst job:

I've always danced, love my jobs.

My favorite cable channel:

Food Network or E!

The song that always gets me out on the dance floor:

Anything by Akon. I love him.

Life would be better without:

People being cruel to one another. No matter how much you don't get along with someone, no reason to be cruel.

If I could tour with any two bands, they would be:

The Killers and Maroon 5

I never travel without my:

Face wash and cream.

People would be surprised to know that I:

Can make really yummy homemade ice cream!

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