Name of the Fangirl: Alyssa
Fangirl’s School Grade: 3rd Grade
What is her fangirl interest?
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this fangirl?
Alyssa is never afraid to admit her fandom to anyone. The boys at her school are always impressed that she can talk Star Wars with them. She relishes being a Star Wars “geek/nerd”. When my friends meet her, they always say, “I hear you’re into Star Wars.” She’ll say “Yeah”, and then starts talking about SW rapidly like C-3PO.
Her love of the movies went into “hyperdrive” when she completed the Jedi Training academy at Disney 2 years ago. When we came back, she received a SW encyclopedia for her birthday. She’s asked me to quiz her on SW knowledge quite often. Last year, I took her to Celebration as a surprise vacation. Needless to say, she was in heaven. She finally got to see all 6 movies on the big screen. While we were there, she was interviewed at the Her Universe booth by the Orlando Business Journal. Her friends think she’s a superstar because of this. If you Google “Alyssa Watts Star Wars”, she’ll be the first thing that pops up. 🙂
Alyssa’s love of SW has made me (her daddy) a bigger fan than I have ever been in my life. I’m currently completing a Biker Scout costume to join the 501st Legion. Without her love of the franchise, I would have never done this.
How does this fangirl express her fandom?
Alyssa expresses her fandom in many ways. She will talk about SW with anyone who will listen. She also wears SW clothing quite regularly to school. (whether it’s a boy cut shirt or a Her Universe shirt)
Alyssa has been SW characters for Halloween the last couple of years. Last year, she was Padme Amidala in the white costume. The year before, she was the traditional Princess Leia. We are currently brainstorming her next costume. She wants Pink/White/Purple Mandalorian Armor so she can join the Galactic Academy. She wants to have a bow on the helmet, and gauntlets that shoot silly string.
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What is her favorite fangirl item that she cannot live without?
Alyssa is wearing the Her Universe Ahsoka Tano Tunic Top