Andi Victorino

Mimi
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Joined: June 14th, 2008, 7:31 am

January 22nd, 2012, 1:55 pm #1

Name: Victorino, Andrea ‘Andi’ Shae
Gender: Female
Age: Seventeen [17]
Grade: Senior [12th]
School: Aurora High School
Hobbies and Interests: Cosmetology, softball, exercise, formerly pageants

Appearance: At a moderate 5’10” and weighing 178lbs, Andi Victorino is built solidly, with broad shoulders and thick, toned legs, but can appear top heavy at times due to her large bust. Her weight is a sore subject for her, however, as she’s yet to lose much of her pregnancy weight and pines for the waif-like body she had pre-pregnancy. In an effort to lose the weight, she began excersizing religiously, which only served to enhance her muscle mass and make her appear stockier; though she’s fond the excuse that muscle weighs more than fat.

It’s evident by looking at her that Andi is a girl who places high priority on appearance, apparent from her meticulous grooming and daily application of make-up. She possesses scultped, albeit feminine, facial features, including a strong, square jawline and high cheekbones. Her hair reaches her shoulders and is accentuated with long bangs that are typically found pinned back. Originally a deep brown, it’s been dyed honey blonde since 7thth grade, though the years of dying and styling have left it brittle and generally unhealthy. Her eyes are hazel in color, ever-so-slightly downturned and somewhat deep-set, giving her an ever present smoldering expression as the shadows play across her features. Impeceably tweezed eyebrows, still their original brown in color, lead way to her nose is pointed and average in since, but appears slighthly short in relation to her large, pouted lips. More callous people have described her as having horse-teeth, slightly oversized for her face (though very straight and pristinly white), but her family has always asserted that her smile is worth a million. Complexion-wise, Andi likes to maintain a light tan and isn’t against using tanning booths in the colder months. Her ears are unobstrusive, though she does have two piercings in each earlobe, typically wearing a stud and small hoop in each.

Andi dresses well for her body type, preferring to show off her better attributes (breasts/shoulders/legs) whilst hiding her problem areas (stomach). Her wardrobe mainly consists of low cut tops and sleeveless numbers, generally from brands such as Aeropostale and Forever 21. She has a soft spot for bright colors and jewelery, feeling they make her stand out more in a crowd. At the time of her abduction, she was wearing a loose racerback tanktop, stripped with pink, yellow, and white, as well as a pair of tight white jeans and wedged sandals. In her ears, she wore her normal diamond studs and white gold hoops, matching well with the delicate silver cross around her neck and matching charm bracelet.

Biography: Andi has known little but opulence since birth, born the youngest of the Victorino brood to Ray, a former mayoral candidate and current city council member, and Lisa, former Miss Washington and pageant judge at present. The Victorinos are a loud, very proud family of Italians, known far and wide for their ‘Putting the ‘Victor’ in Victorino’ mantra, a relic of Ray’s mayoral campaign that has yet to wear out its welcome. Ray and Lisa’s high profile jobs have kept the family under the scrutiny of a social microscope; an unfortunate circumstance that has forced them to keep their hands on the pulse of their children’s lives.

From a young age, Andi and her siblings (Anthony - 28, Angelica - 24, and Anita – 22) have had their parents’ fundamentals drilled into them; Ray and Lisa believing whole-heartedly that children are a direct representation of their parents and subsequently pushing perfection on to their children to keep up appearances. While her siblings flourished under their hand of guidance and went on to succeed at most things they tried, Andi faltered, not nearly as proficient as her siblings at working under pressure; instead allowing the pressure to bury her and eventually end in her giving up on whatever it was that was stressing her out. This, expectedly, was a no-no in the Victorino household, as they weren’t quitters.

Andi’s mother, proud former Miss Washington whom never missed a social appearance, raised the girls of the Victorino family with a ‘beauty bestows success’ mindset and believed that a woman should behave like a woman—with grace and elegance. From a young age, Andi was entered in pageants, though priority was always taken on the winning aspect, rather than the fun. While she wasn’t crazy about it, Andi continued only to garner pride from her parents, a pipe dream that was unfortunately met with only disappointment when she kept losing. It was pageants that bore her competitive nature, propelling her with a desire to win and impress.

In a family that viewed their children as bragging rights, there was a lot expected out of Andi and her siblings alike, with any small mistake being met with stern ramifications. While her parents were quick to preach absolute perfection, there was a beacon of safety in Andi’s life—the matriarch of the Victorino name and her grandmother, Noni. Noni was possibly the only person in her life that took Andi as she was and preferred it that way; never discussing her appearance or what she planned on doing with her life, preferring rather to spend the day with her granddaughter and let her live her life the way she wanted. With Noni, Andi always had a say; something she never had when dealing with her parents. In fact, Noni was the only person Andi knew that held any power over her parents, whom equally regarded the woman as nothing less than saintly. Under Noni’s supervision, Andi enrolled in softball at the age of 12, something she’d wanted to do for what seemed like forever, but never had the chance as her parents considered it too masculine and undignified. Andi had a strong passion for it, however, and was always met with strong encouragement from Noni; whom was the only one to attend her games.

Noni died when Andi was 15, complications of her diabetes claiming her life at only 68. A large piece of Andi died with Noni and she visibly began isolating herself from her family, whom she felt didn’t appreciate Noni. As a way to cope, Andi began excersizing religiously, typically jogging through the parks of Seattle for hours on end as a way to clear her mind. It was there that she met Sven Olson, 18, whom shared a similar tragedy. The two bonded quickly over their losses, sharing things with one another that they’d never told anyone. For Andi, it was a storybook romance and the first love of her life. After only a month of dating, Sven and Andi became sexually active and, subsequently, Andi became pregnant.

After she found out, Andi was devastated. She feared having a child so young, as well as her parents’ reaction and her future. Ray and Lisa, Christians whom dragged the family to church every Sunday, were obviously not thrilled about their daughter’s pregnancy, especially worried about how they’d explain that to their friends and co-workers and the like, but promised that as long as she finished high school and went on to college, they’d help to take care of her and the baby. Sven, on the other hand, grew increasingly distant after Andi told him, often unable to be contacted. Despite that, Andi did everything in her power to keep the relationship going, feeling as though he was not only her soulmate, but fearing that he was the only one that would have her now that she was ‘ruined’.

Now, in her senior year, Andi is a 17 year old mother, doing anything she can to keep Sven in her life, nothing is out of the question; not even using the couple’s daughter, Fiona, as leverage to entice him to visit her. Andi hasn’t adjusted to motherhood as well as she’d expected to, especially after a pregnancy that was, frankly, entirely too easy. Andi finds herself not wanting to go home after softball practice or school, hesitant to accept that she is, in fact, a mother and that the baby wasn’t leaving any time soon. In a perfect world, Fiona would be around for a few hours at most and then gone, giving Andi time to work on her relationship with Sven.

Ray and Lisa are, without a doubt, exceeding most of Andi's expectations. While still stern with their daughter and granddaughter alike, they remain steadfast in their promise that they'd help Andi-- something she, unfortunately, takes advantage of when she stays out for hours on to get some 'breathing room'. If anything, the new addition to the family has brought them closer, though Andi's far too preoccupied with Sven to even notice most days.

Andi’s grades, thankfully, haven’t suffered throughout her pregnancy or motherhood, still in the A-B range. Her desire to do something substantial with them has taken a hit, however, believing that she won’t be able to truly succeed after having had a child so young and having to devote so much time to her. This, accompanied by her parents rules, have given her the no-where goal of becoming a makeup artist, thereby working around the college ultimatum by going to cosmetology school.

Andi is prone to desperation, stemming for her childhood inferiority. She wants nothing more than to finally get her way, which presents itself in desperation tactics and the like. Years of her parents’ questionable parenting has rubbed off on her, unfortunately, pushing her to be something of a perfectionist and even more of a snob, deeming some people as undesirable. In severe instances of desperation, she exhibits a cunning, conniving edge that was more or less learned from her parents, who know how to work people and get what they want.

Advantages: Andi is physically fit from her years on the softball team, with muscles not expected of a girl her age. She’s quite a bit larger than the norm, so overpowering her might be a challenge. Andi can be very manipulative and conniving, especially when she’s feeling desperate, and may be able to manipulate some of her peers.
Disadvantages: Andi is severly exhausted most days, running on what she calls empty due to Sophie’s inability to sleep through the night. Her temperment, frigid at best, could be a problem, as she’s picked up her parents’ habit to be snobby and look down on people. Emotionally, she’s a mess and may not be able to cope with the stress.
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BetaKnight
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Joined: December 14th, 2008, 9:39 pm

January 24th, 2012, 4:15 am #2

Andi Victorino is temporarliy DENIED pending some adjustments to the profile.

There are some spelling errors throughout the profile. You might want to run the profile through a word processing program and run the spell check or have someone read it over for spelling.

Please provide a specific weight for Andi as between 160 and 180 is a large range to work with.

I also have a few questions about Andi that I would like to see answered in order to help flesh out the biography.

When did Andi begin playing softball? As it currently stands, all we know is that she started some time before her Noni died. How much time did Andi take off from playing and practicing when she had Sophie? Did that affect her game at all?

There is also only a very minimal mention of Andi's schooling. What is her GPA? What classes does she enjoy/dislike? How did she manage to keep current with her credits while she was pregnant with Sophie/immediately following Sophie's birth? Is she struggling in school or coping well with the demands of class work, practice, and a small child?

The portion of the bio that deals with Andi's family is also very sparse. You talk about her relationship with her Noni, but there is no mention of how she gets along with her parents. Do they get along? Is Andi comfortable with the level of help they give her? If not, would she like more? Less? Do her parents comment on the extra time she spends at practice away from her?

Finally, in the Advantages section, you mention that Andi can be very manipulative and conniving, but there is no mention of this talent in the bio proper. Please either include information on her skill in the biography or edit the Advantages.

Once you have made the necessary adjustments to Andi's profile, please post here and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Mimi
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Joined: June 14th, 2008, 7:31 am

January 24th, 2012, 6:53 am #3

Edited~
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BetaKnight
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January 25th, 2012, 6:36 am #4

Andi is still denied pending a few more adjustments.

There are still several words that are misspelled that show up with some frequency, like 'exercise'. You might want to run the profile through a spell checker to help you catch them.

Also, there is still no definite weight for Andi. Please give me a number, even if you qualify it with something like "but her weight fluctuates regularly".

With the Hobbies and Interests, cheerleading, even as a previous interest, is never mentioned in the Biography proper. Also, if pageants are no long a current interest, you might not want to list them in the Hobbies and Interests.

Appearance looks good and is very detailed.

In the Bio portion, there still really isn't any information about how Andi currently feels about her parents or her interactions with them other than references to when she was younger and how they initially worried about their daughter being an unwed mother. Do they still try to punish Andi for having a child out of wedlock? Were the supportive of her decision to keep her child? Are things going well between new mother and grandparents? Are relationships strained? What is her home life like?

Once you have made the requested adjustments, post here and I'll go over Andi again.
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January 26th, 2012, 6:30 am #5

Edited!

Fixed up those gosh dang spelling issues, took cheerleading out of the interests, keeping the pageants because it's sort've important, and added a little about Andi and her parents' current relationship.
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January 26th, 2012, 7:09 am #6

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