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Posted on May 29


Kari Alexander

Age: 32 / Sign: Aquarius

Status: Single

Children: None

Occupation: TV reporter/anchor, UPN 31-KMAX

Best trait: Gift for gab. I never meet a stranger.

Biggest weakness: Stubborn as an ox.

First purchase after winning the lottery: Buy a jet and travel the world.

A casual friend would never guess: I grew up in the woods of Kentucky.

Most exciting experience: My karibags (my own company) were in the celebrity gift bags for the Radio Music Awards 2004 and The People’s Choice Awards 2005. They will also be in the 2005 Academy Awards gift bags.

Glad I did it but wouldn’t do it again: Ride a bull.

Favorite quote: Take the road less traveled.

Dream job: Entertainment Anchor and CEO, karibags international.



Samantha M. Stewart

Age: 28 / Sign: Cancer

Status: Single

Children: None

Occupation: Real estate agent

Can’t live without: Laughter/My godkids and nephews.

If you had $1 million to donate to any one charity or cause, it would be: A college scholarship fund for underprivileged girls.

Would never: Appear on an episode of “Fear Factor.'

Favorite quote: The journey of discovery begins not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. (Marcel Proust)

Who would play you in a movie: Model Beverly Peele.

Glad you did it but wouldn’t do it again: Have a paper route.

Dream job: Wife.



Craig Stephenson

Age: 44 / Sign: Cancer

Status: Single

Children: None

Occupation: Bail bonds/fugitive recovery person

Can’t live without: My family, friends and my alone time.

If you had $1 million to donate to any one charity or cause, it would be: Mustard Seed School for homeless children.

Would never: Bungee jump, again.

Favorite quote: Life is a theater. Invite your audience carefully.

Glad you did it but wouldn’t do it again: Buy a bigger boat.

Biggest weakness: Home-cooked meals.

Dream job: Touring with Van Halen.



Lori Winsor

Age: 37 / Sign: Sagittarius

Status: Divorced

Children: None

Occupation: Business development manager for a construction management firm

Best trait: My sense of humor and the fact I get the biggest kick out of laughing at myself.

Biggest weakness: P.F. Chang’s Great Wall of Chocolate.

First purchase after winning the lottery: I would make sure my mother, brother and his family had everything they needed to survive for the rest of their lives without worry.

A casual friend would never guess: That I do actually have weak moments.

Glad I did it but wouldn’t do it again: Skydiving. I’m afraid of heights and thought I would get over it by doing this twice—it didn’t help!

Favorite quote: The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing. (Natty Nats)



Kimm Matchem

Age: 36 / Sign: Capricorn

Status: Single

Children: Two

Occupation: Executive assistant for a soy sauce company

First purchase after winning the lottery: A new four-bedroom house with a pool.

Deal-breaker: Smokers.

A casual friend would never guess: That I have two teenagers.

Have always wanted: To be a Bond girl.

Favorite quote: This, too, shall pass.

Worst vice: Sleeping in late.

Glad you did it but wouldn’t do it again: Get a tattoo.

Best trait: I’m a Kings fan!





Russen Bird

Age: 34 / Sign: Cancer

Status: Widowed

Children: Two boys, 7 and 4

Occupation: Business manager for a computer hardware company

Can’t live without: I believe that true joy comes from the inside, so there is nothing I can’t live without. However, my life does revolve around the happiness of my boys.

If you had $1 million to donate to any one charity or cause, it would be: American Heart Association.

Who would play you in a movie: Ryan Reynolds.

Most exciting experience: I lived on a few small islands in the Caribbean for a couple of years.

Biggest weakness: I was raised in Montana and still have a lot of naiveté that comes from growing up in the country.



Sheryl Martin

Age: 45 / Sign: Leo

Status: Divorced

Children: Three daughters, 24, 20 and 18

Occupation: Mortgage broker

First purchase after winning the lottery: A house on a warm beach.

Deal-breaker: Heavy drinker/smoker.

A casual friend would never guess: That I can and do use power tools to build things and rarely break a nail doing so.

Have always wanted to: Learn how to fly a plane.

Favorite quote: Without some measure of risk, there can be no great reward.

Worst vice: My friends tell me it is my short attention span. I’m sorry, what was the question?

Best trait: My infectious, confident attitude.





Cheryl Rossi

Age: 56 / Sign: Leo

Status: Widowed

Children: Three

Occupation: Secretary to the principal at an elementary school

Can’t live without: Love and passion in my life again.

Deal-breaker: Going dutch on a date. A girl is a girl is a girl!

Have always wanted to: Make a difference in the lives of people I touch—hope that I do!

Biggest weakness: Love to kiss.

Most exciting experience: New York City for the signing of my sister’s book (Buddha’s Dogs by Susan Browne).

Best way to relax: Golf on a sunny summer day; long walks; curling up

on the couch and watching old movies.



Don Alias (On-air name: Devin Kyle)

Age: 35 / Sign: Scorpio

Status: Single

Children: None

Occupation: Program director/air-talent, V101.1/KHYL-FM

Best trait: Great listener.

Biggest weakness: Love radio a little too much.

First purchase after winning the lottery: Fully stocked, full-service yacht with skipper and servants, and travel around the Pacific.

Most exciting experience: Skiing down Heavenly when it’s snowing outside; the beauty and thrill are wonderful.

Glad I did it but wouldn’t do it again: Went scuba diving off the St. Martin coast and knew there were sharks in the water and continued to look around. I won’t do that again.

Dream job: Currently doing it and have for 17 years.



Leonard Wong

Age: 32 / Sign: Taurus

Status: Divorced

Children: One daughter

Occupation: Chiropractor

Can’t live without: Water—that’s a no-brainer, but seriously, family and friends and the cell phone.

If you had $1 million to donate to any one charity or cause, it would be: American Cancer Society.

Who would play you in a movie: Myself. I am pretty unique. If had to pick someone, then it would be Chris Kattan.

Deal-breaker: Smokers and gold diggers.

Have always wanted to: Be Brooke Burke’s assistant on the E! channel.

Biggest weakness: Generosity.

Most exciting experience: Finding out that I was in this singles [feature].



Adriana Varela

Age: 31 / Sign: Libra

Status: Single

Children: None

Occupation: News anchor/journalist, Univision 19 KUVS-TV

Can’t live without: Family and good friends.

If you had $1 million to donate to any one charity or cause, it would be: I lost my grandmother to cancer, so I would donate the money to the American Cancer Society.

Who would play you in a movie: Meg Ryan; she’s in the middle of a no-fuss tomboyish look, approachable and yet she’s very feminine.

Deal-breaker: I believe that any type of relationship is based on trust and honesty. Lack of either one, or both, is definitely a deal-breaker.

Have always wanted to: Travel to Europe.

Biggest weakness: Chocolate!

Most exciting experience: My life has been, is and will continue to be my most exciting experience.

Karen Boisvert
Age: 38 / Sign: Pisces

Status: Single

Children: None

Profession: Pharmaceuticals sales representative

One thing you can’t live without: Love of God.

Most exciting experience: Bike tour through Switzerland.

Who would play you in a movie: Joyce Meyer.

Would never: Knowingly hurt someone or a pet.

Best trait: Serving our community.

Best way to relax: Bubble bath by candlelight, listening to one of my favorite musicians.

Biggest weakness: Generosity.

If you had $1 million to donate to any charity, it would be: eLifeConnections. 


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