Name of Fangirl: Jackie
Fangirl’s Occupation: Activity Assistant at a nursing home/ Zumba Instructor
What is her Fangirl interest?
Jackie is a HUGE Star Wars fan, her entire house is dedicated to Star Wars and even had a Star Wars/Beach themed wedding! (Complete with lightsaber salute) She has dressed up as Princess Leia Organa, Slave Leia and even Artoo Tutu! She also has 2 Star Wars tattoos: The symbol of the Jedi on her arm, and “May The Force Be With You” on her foot. She attends Comic Cons to meet characters to add to her collection of photos and autographs. She also won third place in a video contest featuring a cupcake as Obi-Wan.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this Fangirl?
I have been a fangirl since before they were recognized. I was 4 when my dad sat me down to watch Star Wars and he told me they were the best movies ever (and they are). I have been a Star Wars fan for 28 years! (I would have loved to have seen them originally in the theater but I wasn’t born yet!
How does this Fangirl express her fandom?
Jackie has 2 Star Wars tattoos that she proudly shows off, she also has an entire wardrobe of Star Wars shirts (most are from Her Universe). She also is now working for Rhode Island Comic Con.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
She has 2: “Fake it till you make it” and “Do or do not, there is no try” -Yoda
What is her favorite Fangirl item that she cannot live without?
This is a tough one! She can’t live without her charm bracelet, because it makes her feel like a Jedi and that the Force is with her. However she does have an R2 unit that is a lot of fun and one of her favorite characters. (Not to mention her Yoda backpack!
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