THE 63RD MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT JAN 25 SUNDAY | 8/7c
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Profile

Taylor Gildersleeve

New York

Hometown: Mattituck

Age: 23

BIO

Q: What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
A: I am asked to do crazy things all the time for my auditions for film and TV! For instance, I recently was narrowed down as a top contender for a national commercial for "Powerade" in which the breakdown called for "competitive female soccer players". I winged the audition and enthusiastically attempted to perform my soccer skills even though the last time I played on a soccer team was when I was 10 years old! I guess I fooled the casting people because they nearly offered me and two others girls the job, but then decided last minute to go with male players instead.

Q: Do you cook and/or bake anything? If so, what are your special dishes?
A: Ha ha! I usually lend my parents a hand with the dishes, I'm not much of a cook, although I am trying to learn!

Q: If you were handed 10 million dollars, what would you splurge on?
A: I would definitely put a down payment on a nice apartment in the NYC where I could live and pursue all my dreams and get my college education at the same time! I would also use the money to produce my screenplay and first motion picture that I could also act in! I would donate a good amount to charities I feel strongly about!

Q: If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be and why?
A: Jennifer Aniston because we both worked intensively with the same acting coach and mentor, Anthony Abeson! I admire her as an actress and a person, and would love to meet her some day! She seems like the type of person I would be great friends with and could learn a lot from!

Q: What is unique about you (something no other contestant can say about themselves)?
A: I am virtually fearless when it comes to pursuing my interests. I have developed an uninhibited nature and attitude when "putting myself out there" and following my dreams. I have been placed in numerous situations through my acting work where I have had to live in an adult world at a young age with a full time job in the spot light, and have learned a great deal about responsibility, sticking to my morals, and being a positive role model.