Name: Candice Erykah Banks
School: Cochise High School
Hobbies and Interests: Acting, singing, trashy reality television, soap operas, jazz and blues music
Appearance: Candice is somebody who is at around the average height for a girl her age, standing at 5'6. She is fairly heavy, while not overweight, at 152 pounds. While not exactly fat, Candice does have some, noticeably on her thighs, arms, and bust, which gives her body an apple-like shape. Her skin is dark brown, due to her African-American heritage.
Candice's face is oval-shaped, and somewhat angular. She has a fairly flat and wide nose, and full lips. Her teeth are mostly white and straight, due to 4 years of braces. She has dark brown kinky and frizzy hair, which reaches down to just past her shoulders. Most of the time, she puts it into a ponytail to stop it from getting into her face. She has dark brown eyes, which tend to almost always look wide open. Usually, Candice tends to have her mouth in a small smile as her neutral face.
Candice usually tries to find a balance between style and comfort, and as such, usually wears jackets, blouses, and jeans together, along with either flats or sneakers. However, over other kinds of jeans, she tends to favor pedal pushers. She tends to favor colors on the cooler side of the spectrum, such as purple, blue, and green. She doesn't tend to wear a lot of makeup, and if she does, it is usually limited to brown lipstick.
On the day of the abduction, Candice was wearing a white unbuttoned jacket, a purple ruffled blouse, blue demin pedal pushers, and purple ballet flats. Also, she decided to let her hair down for the trip, and was wearing light blue stud earrings.
Biography: Candice was born Candice Erykah Banks, on September 4, 1998 in Kingman, Arizona, to her parents, Martin and Sonequa Banks. Growing up, Candice lived a fairly prosperous middle-class life, as her mother worked as a secretary, and her father worked as a dentist. Ever since Candice was born, her family has lived in the same three-bedroom suburban home, even with the birth of her sister, Jane, who is 5 years her junior.
Growing up, Candice was a very boisterous and energetic child, who loved to explore the rooms of her parents' house. While her father tended to be fairly busy with the dentistry business, Sonequa tended to come home earlier, and so Candice has formed a stronger bond with her mother than her father. Candice and her mother mainly bonded through Sonequa reading bedtime stories to Candice, and tucking her in at night. However, she is still on fairly good terms with both of them.
Candice first discovered her love for singing when her parents bought the DVD of the Wizard of Oz. From the start to the end, Candice was entranced by the music, and the happiness she felt when she watched it. From "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" to "We're Off To See The Wizard", she loved all the songs. From that day on, she promised herself that she would also become a singer, to help other people become happy too.
When her younger sister Jane was born, Candice initially felt jealous, as Jane received all the attention from their parents. Due to this, Jane and Candice's relationship is quite rocky, and over the years, they have had plenty of screaming matches, once culminating in them being found trying to strangle each other.
In elementary school, Candice never really stood out from the crowd, and she tended to get average grades. While she mainly did pay attention, she preferred to speak with her friends about the newest Bratz dolls instead. However, her favorite class was Music, because she could sing, and she could get a good grade for doing just that.
In third grade, when Candice's teacher announced that they would be having a class play, Candice was initially confused. She was perplexed by the idea of pretending to be another person, but decided to be brave, and auditioned for the role of Little Red Riding Hood. She got the part, and tried to give the role her best effort. To her great surprise, she found the whole thing exciting. While she still did love her normal life, she thought it was fun to step outside of that for a bit, and pretend to be another person.
Going into middle school, Candice started to make a bigger effort socially, as she felt that she wanted to fit in more. While not the most popular person, her efforts did pay off, as she ended up with a larger, if slightly less close-knit friend group. Academically, she continued to get straight Bs, with the exception of music and drama, where she got As.
When she was 12, Candice was doing the dishes, and heard music coming from her parents' room. Going inside, she saw her mother, and asked her what music she was playing, and her mother told her it was Nina Simone. Curious, Candice checked Spotify for more of her music, and found other jazz and blues artists such as Etta James, Stevie Wonder, and Billie Holliday, among others. Due to this, she has developed an interest in jazz and blues music, and these are the kind of songs she sings most often.
Going into high school, Candice decided that she would enter a talent show, to help broaden her horizons, and to have some fun. Performing "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder, she was fairly well-received by the audience, even if she didn't win. She also joined the Drama Club, in which she regularly advocates for the plays to be musicals, and tends to be cast in supporting roles. Nevertheless, she has made friends due to it, and she's fairly happy in Cochise. Out of school, Candice tends to practice her singing by herself, due to not wanting to anger her parents, by asking for money for singing lessons.
One year ago, Candice was channel-surfing, and discovered Keeping Up With The Kardashians. While somewhat appalled at their antics, she also watches it as a guilty pleasure, and laughs at how outrageous they are. She has also branched out into watching The Real Housewives series, and she is starting to watch The Young and The Restless, whenever it comes on.
Due to this, Candice has started to watch soap operas, and among others, her favorite is Jane the Virgin, due to the fact that she likes the comedy, and the fact that it points at the inconsistencies in most soaps. The main reason she appreciates them so much, is because as with acting, it's a nice way to immerse herself in something different for a change, and imagine herself as somebody else. She mainly hogs the TV to watch her shows, which has resulted in some arguments between her and Jane, as Jane tends to want to watch Victorious, or iCarly.
When Candice told her mother and father that she wanted to become a singer, and wanted to focus on music, they were somewhat shocked. Right now, they are fairly accepting of the fact that Candice wants to become a musician, but they still do hope that she takes on a more stable career path. Candice and her mother are still close, as they bond over their interest in soap operas. With her father, Candice is more distant, due to them not sharing any hobbies or interests. While Jane and Candice still don't have the best of relationships, they have mainly avoided fighting with each other, and most of their frustrations come out through a passive-aggressive comment or two. In actuality, Candice and Jane are actually more similar than they would like to be, as they both share a passion for acting, and trying to always be honest, but neither of them wants to admit that.
Academically, Candice tends to get Bs to B+s for most of her subjects, as it's mainly in her one elective, band, in which she excels. She does struggle with PE, however, and isn't in very good physical shape. While she doesn't know exactly where she wants to apply for college yet, she does know that she wants to become a musician and actress. In life, Candice tends to be a fairly optimistic and cheerful person, who tries to always picture the situation as being glass half full situation. However, she also believes the truth is very important, and will usually not hesitate to say what is on her mind.
Advantages: Candice's acting experience may help her with manipulating others, and her friendly personality may help her make allies. Also, her pre-existing friend group, does give her somewhat of an advantage, with alliances.
Disadvantages: Candice is out of shape, and tires fairly easily. Her focus on truth and honesty, may also rub someone the wrong way, and she could provoke somebody, by saying something that angers or offends them, into killing her.
Candice is really good for a first profile, and we really don't have too much to do here before she'll be ready to roll.
Firstly, you have an extra line break after the appearance section that shouldn't be there, and we don't need a line break between the advantages and disadvantages section, so just trim those out for me.
It's a fairly minor note but this is the only actual mention of her being able to dance in the profile. Since you've not listed it as an interest I assume it's nothing particularly significant in Candice's life, but I'd just like it to be clarified if it's something she still does or has dropped over the years.wrote:However, her favorite class was Music, because she could sing and dance, and she could get a good grade for doing just that.
Also not huge but I'd be amazed if siblings only ever had one screaming match in their lives. Plus, from the way the paragraph is written it comes off as if the cause of their rift was this one screaming match, so you might just want to reword this paragraph a little bit.wrote:When her younger sister Jane was born, Candice initially felt jealous, as Jane received all the attention from their parents. Once, this culminated in them having a screaming match, and in both of them getting grounded. Over time, Candice and Jane have somewhat mended their relationship, but they are still fairly distant.
Let me know by posting in here when you've made these edits, and Candice should be good to go.