"My older sister Arielle taught me gymnastics. She was taking classes, and I copied her. My family lives in Virginia, and I train in Iowa and live a with a 'host family.' Of course I miss my family in Virginia, but I know that this is what I have to do to work with the best coaches and become the best gymnast I can be."
What she likes to listen to:
"I like all kinds of music—it depends what kind of mood I'm in. Lately, I've been listening to Katy Perry, Lil' Wayne and Drake—only the clean versions though!"
Her fashion must-haves:
"I love MAC lip gloss. I always have it on when I'm competing and in my bag with me wherever I go. Some of my favorite brands are Nike, Aeropostale, and Miss Me Jeans."
"There's a lot to see and do in London that I'm excited about—Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and maybe I'll even meet the Queen. I'm also looking forward to going to Harrods. I hear the store has a lot of chocolate, and I love chocolate!"