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Posted: Thursday April 15, 2010 11:15AM; Updated: Thursday April 15, 2010 11:15AM

Cheerleaders of the Week: FIU's Alexandra and Michelle Montesino

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Name: Michelle Montesino/Alexandra Montesino

Hometown: Miami, Florida

School: Florida International University

Year: Junior

Major: Finance

Here is a photo gallery of Alexandra and Michelle in action and here is SI.com's Cheerleader of the Week archive.

I love my school, but I almost went to:

Michelle: I've always wanted to be an FIU Golden Panther. It was my mom's alma mater and it has an excellent business school.

Alexandra: The University of Miami. I know that they are rival schools and the best games to watch are the Florida games, but I'm definitely glad I decided to go to FIU because I love the school spirit and being a part of the FIU Golden Dazzlers.

My best physical feature is:

Michelle: My legs. I've danced ballet for about ten years and the rehearsals and technical training have definitely paid off.

Alexandra: Definitely my legs. I've been dancing since I was 5 years old and you can definitely see a lot of muscle definition. It is something that I'm very proud of because it shows my strength and dedication to dancing.

If I had to watch one movie on loop forever, it would be:

Michelle: I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic, so I would have to say While You Were Sleeping.

Alexandra: Probably Disney's The Little Mermaid because it reminds me of my childhood and she's my favorite Disney princess. It's a great fairytale.

If you looked at the "most played" songs on my iPod, you'd see a lot of:

Michelle: Country songs! I'm Cuban-American, but I must have been a cow girl in another life.

Alexandra: I love country music because the lyrics are so meaningful; I often relate them to my life experiences. I also enjoy dancing hip-hop and having fun cheering on the sidelines.

The shows I DVR/TiVo are:

Michelle: I can't ever forget to DVR my Spanish soap operas.

Alexandra: I love watching Spanish soap operas. I know they tend to be very cheesy and over dramatic, but I love all the twists and finding out what happens at the end. It also helps me practice my Spanish.

My favorite Web Sites are:

Michelle: Facebook.

Alexandra: I love Facebook and keeping in touch with old friends. It is also a great source of networking and a way of meeting new people. I don't think people realize how useful Facebook is.

My favorite people to follow on Twitter are:

Michelle: I don't have a Twitter account, but if I did I'd definitely follow Mark Wahlberg.

Alexandra: I don't have a Twitter account.

My worst habit is:

Michelle: I tend to play a lot with my hair when I'm nervous.

Alexandra: I tend to be a little obsessive about things, a bit of a perfectionist. At times this can be a good habit, but sometimes it gets a little annoying.

My gameday superstitions are:

Michelle: I cannot leave my house without my handy dandy chapstick!

Alexandra: I'm not very superstitious.

The talent I'd most like to have that I don't possess is:

Michelle: I'd love to play the violin. It is one of the most amazing instruments.

Alexandra: The ability to sing and use my voice to touch people's lives. I love music so much and I think it's a wonderful talent that can be used for so many purposes. Unfortunately, I'm not a very talented singer.

These three things top my bucket list:

Michelle: Vacation to Hawaii, Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef, and Surfing in Australia.

Alexandra: 1. Visiting one of the scariest places on Earth, 2. traveling all over Europe, and 3. sending my parents away on their dream vacation.

I'd want my last meal to be:

Michelle: A lobster dish.

Alexandra: A nice lobster dish.

The most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me during a game is:

Michelle: I completely tripped walking down the field while in line with the other girls. I ripped my pantyhose and everything!

Alexandra: Probably messing up on a team routine while I was being featured on the Jumbotron because everyone was looking at me.

Three things I'd take to a desert island are:

Michelle: Deodorant, soap and my iPod. I cannot live without my music.

Alexandra: Deodorant, soap, antibiotics.

My favorite pro sports teams are:

Michelle: The Miami Dolphins and the Miami Heat.

Alexandra: Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, Miami Heat. I'm a very loyal to my home teams.

My one guilty pleasure is:

Michelle: I love splurging on chocolate chip cookies. But I don't do it often.

Alexandra: Chocolate Ice cream!

My celebrity crush is:

Michelle: I'm in love with Steven Strait!

Alexandra: Definitely Mark Wahlberg.

Five people I'd like to have dinner with (living or dead) are:

Michelle: My grandmother, Walt Disney, Michelangelo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mother Teresa.

Alexandra: Celine Dion, Farah Fawcett, Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley.

My friends would be surprised to know that I:

Michelle: I can paint and draw for hours in an isolated room with the right inspiration.

Alexandra: Write poetry.

The next risk I want to take is:

Michelle: Try surfing for the very first time.

Alexandra: Entering the Miss Florida USA Pageant and one day becoming the next Miss Universe.

The worst date I've ever been on was:

Michelle: I was on a date with a nice young man who did nothing more than rave about his pet snake and his camping adventures!

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