Friday, January 22, 2016
Name: Shannon Barry
Relationship status: So single. So alone. (laughs)
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
Time in Lawrence: Visiting for the day
Occupation: Student (environmental biology major)
Dream job: I want to work with the National Parks.
What were you doing when scouted? Paying for parking.
Describe your style: I like to be casual and comfortable.
Fashion trends you love: I really like leggings as pants; I like skinny jeans — I can't wear flare jeans because I'm too short. I like that the trend is oversized things because everything is always oversized on me because I'm so small, so I'm glad it's a "trend" now. I don't look weird if I wear things that are drastically too big for me.
Fashion trends you hate: I like crop tops, whenever they're not actually crop tops, but I hate the half-shirts that people are casually wearing.
Fashion influences: Well, I watch "Girls" a lot — the HBO show — and I want to dress like them because they're very cool and they live in the city, and they wear weird stuff but it always looks good, so I think that's fun.
What are your favorite and least favorite things about Lawrence? There's a lot to do, for it being a college town I think it's really cool. It's really a cute environment. I just don't like that it's so far away and we have to drive so far away to get here.
Tattoos or piercings: One tattoo on my upper thigh that says "Take it as it comes," three piercings on left ear, two on right; I've had my nose pierced on both sides, and both times it just didn't work out. I'm still bitter about that.
What’s your spirit animal? My friend Steven pretended to be a shaman once and said I was a fox, but I don't really know if that's real, so it's either that or — my favorite animal is the American Bison, so I feel like I'd love to be a bison. They're almost extinct; it's upsetting.
Whom do people say you look like? My mom says I look like Dakota Fanning — I don't. And I've gotten that I look like Noël Wells who was on "Master of None," Aziz Ansari's show.
Tell us a secret: I changed my major because I was afraid I wouldn't be a good teacher.