You’ve heard her on the air with Jay, Dana and Adam and now it’s time to finally meet Intern Barmel! Let’s play a game of 16 questions with Barmel and find out a little more about her!
Q: Where do you go to school?
A: I attend the University of Central Florida – Go Knights!
Q: What is your major?
A: I am a Radio-TV Major specializing in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Sociology.
Q: What are your career aspirations?
A: I have a strong foundation in news which I want to build and grow, but I love any and everything in entertainment! I aspire to work with a big network host, produce, act; I want to become a mogul within the industry. I am extremely passionate about storytelling, informing people and entertaining the masses. In order to be the best me I can be, I don’t just pursue my passion, I pursue it with a vengeance. Oprah wasn’t built in a day, so it’s all about having patience while making sure every day you are pushing yourself to be greater. Remember the foundation you lay down today will leave a lasting impression on your future.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: I love Jamaican food of course, because I am Jamaican/American! But in all honesty I love all food: Chinese, Italian, Mexican…the list just goes on.
Q: Do you have a favorite Starbucks drink?
A: No, not really, I don’t really go to Starbucks. But if I did I would get a French Vanilla Latte with a lot of whip cream.
Q: Do you or did you play any sports?
A: I used to be extremely active running track, cheerleading, gymnastics, karate, and volleyball. In track I ran the 200M,4X4,400M, and Triple Jump. I was even able to go to state competition with my high school team in Ft. Pierce!
Q: What is the craziest thing you want to do?
A: I want to go Skydiving! Who wants to fall out of the sky with me?… Any takers?
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: No, unfortunately I do not have any pets. If I could insert a sad face emoji I would. For some reason, throughout my life I have never had any pets. Perhaps when I have more time, I will get one. Especially since people say pets become their children, I want to be able to give my little guy or girl pup/kitten my complete attention.
Q: So, you have a boyfriend?
A: No, single as a dollar bill! Honestly, I am currently just focused on pursuing my career.
Q: Who is your favorite actor and actress?
A: Gabrielle Union, KeKe palmer, Sani Lathan, Taraji P Henson, Viola Davis…The list goes on, but I have so much respect for actors in general. It’s a beautiful thing when you can see representations of yourself on the big screen. I hope to one day bring just as much justice to dynamic acting roles as the ladies do above me.
Oh and of course Adam because he’s AWESOME!
Q: Describe yourself in 4 words?
A: Ambitious, Rambunctious, Outgoing, Go-Getter. – Yep that’s me, even though it’s 5 words, ha! I’m an extremely determined individual, with a free spirit who believes positivity is key. I absolutely love meeting new people and going after things that I am passionate about.
Q: What is your favorite App?
A: Instagram and Twitter! Follow me: @BarmelLyons – Feel free to follow me on my journey to success!
Q: What is one thing that you don’t tell too many people?
A: I want to travel any and everywhere! I believe traveling is extremely important; it allows you to see the world through a new lens, becoming more accepting and open to new cultures and environments. I actually recently challenged myself to travel every weekend, not necessarily out of state, but just places in your own back yard. There are so many adventures within your community, wildlife, museums etc. I challenge you to go out and explore them with me!
Q: What is one thing that we would never guess about you?
A: I absolutely love poetry! I used to write poetry almost every day and had notebooks filled with it. One day I would like to perform my poetry in front of a crowd for fun, just challenge myself!
Q: When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
A: Well, I am always on the move, so sleeping and relaxation is usually put last on my list of priorities. So, if I had free-time, it would be a mix of me watching Netflix (my current obsession is Luke Cage – if you are not watching go watch it NOW it is a great action packed show that leaves you on the edge of your seat.), scanning my social media timeline, then taking a quick 20 minute nap so I can get an energy boost to finish the rest of the day.
Whoever decided to cancel naps within schools, made the worst decision EVER.
Q: Why did you want to intern at Mix 105.1 and how has your experience been so far?
A: I wanted to intern with MIX 105.1 because I wanted to build my on-air personality and learn the ins and outs of a radio station. I have had experience within news rooms and entertainment shows, but never radio. So far, I love my internship and I am ecstatic that I was chosen for this opportunity. I am able to have a hands on learning experience and get to learn by doing rather than just observing.
I look forward to talking on-air more and getting to know more about Mix 105.1’s awesome listeners.
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Follow me!- Instagram & Twitter: @BarmelLyons