BABE #5, EMILY TARALLO
Professional Actress & Dancer
I've known this pretty lady since my freshman year of college when, in the middle of a dance class, she pointed at me and said "You. Who are you? You're killing it." and I've loved her ever since ;) Born into a family of artists, she's a dancer, singer, choreographer and actress who is truly carrying on her family name and taking the industry by storm. In college, she was a member of the FSU Golden Girls dance team in addition to teaching at a local dance studio. Em marches to the beat of her own drum; she was not only a teacher to me, but a friend who has helped me dance through some really crappy times. I'm lucky to have trained under her magic and I'm super excited to watch her journey unfold.
Hometown: Born in Manhattan, NY, but grew up in Davie, FL
Current city: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Alma mater: Florida State University
Degree: B.A in Women’s Studies & Psychology
Job: Professional Actor/Singer/Dancer/Choreographer
Babe you admire:
Sophia Bush. I absolutely love her. I think she is a brilliant actress and also a wonderful human being. She's a huge activist for women's rights, gay rights and the environment and I stand with everything she fights for.
Must-have item in your purse:
Vaseline lip therapy and hand sanitizer by Bath & Body Works. (Sometimes a cookie if it’s been a rough day…)
Aaron Carter. I think it was in like 1998. It was AWESOME.
Favorite TV character?
Cristina Yang is my everything.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My parents. They are both in the arts as well. My mother is a brilliant director/stage manager and my father is an actor/musician with one of the best voices I’ve ever heard. He was in the original Broadway production of Grease. I remember growing up in various theaters watching them on stage. It’s all I’ve ever known! They are amazing. They always give insight from their own work experience but they encourage me to create my own voice and craft. They are my biggest fans as I am theirs.