by Serena, Delta Nu and UCLA cheer captain (played by Mei Adams)
Hey there, Serena here! Some people have been asking me lately how I stay so positive AND be a good a leader. Let me tell you a secret, it’s not because I’m a cheerleader or because I’m second in command of Delta Nu… it’s CONFIDENCE! When you exude confidence you automatically command the room! It’s not about being an attention whore, it’s about commanding and demanding that people take notice of everything you do. Some people may call you a bitch for it, but own it! What some people see as bitchy, I see as large and in charge!
Anyway, so I figured, why not spread the wealth? Everyone deserves to feel their best, and confidence is a big part of who you are (and as we all know, being yourself never goes out of style!) so I’ve compiled some tips to help you out.
Know what you want, then do exactly what you need to do to get it!
Don’t let other people dictate what you’re capable of. You’re so much better than the limitations people put on you.
Choose something that you know will make you happy every day, for example, a signature color!
Exercise! It makes you feel good about yourself and gives you endorphins!
Remember that your friends always have your back, ask them for help if you’re feeling down.
Be your own cheerleader. Sometimes you just need to remind yourself of how awesome you are! Know your strengths.
Get a chip on your shoulder! Prove everyone who doesn’t believe in you wrong!
Eventually if you tell yourself something often enough, you start to believe it’s true! So think like a Delta Nu, follow these tips and watch your confidence soar through the roof!
by Paulette Bonafonte (played by Alana DiSabatino)
Step 1: Avoid speaking to him
If you really wanna show this guy that you’re into him, just freeze up like a glass of water in Antarctica every single time you see him. And when he speaks to you, just don’t respond. I’m tellin ya, it works.
Step 2: Take his things
What better reason could he have to come back and talk to you (or, I guess at you, since you clearly will not respond: refer to step one) than your having something of his? Be it his stylus, his mislabeled package, or what have you…he’ll need to return for it. And you’ll be there. Silent.
Step 3: Steal his heart in a snap
Whatever maneuver you choose to use, just be sure to flaunt what you’ve got. I was hesitant with this one at first, but it definitely works. I personally prefer the bend and snap (shout out to my friend Elle and her imaginary friends for teaching me that one!), but feel free to use whatever combination floats your boat. You can do the ‘squat and stop’ or the “twist and hiss” or, if it’s really getting hot in there, the “stop, drop and roll.” Whatever you choose, just be sure to really go for it.
Step 4: Break him
Nothing says “hi I love you” like physically injuring a person. Just think about it. It sets ya up to have so much one on one time with him at the hospital…well…one on one with him and all the doctors, nurses, and other broken people there…but still, how romantic is that?
Step 5: Learn his name
It’s about time ya talked to him.
Step 6: Fall in love
You knew this was coming. The moment is here. Congratulations, you did it.
Step 7: Always be yourself
Because if I’ve learned anything over the years (and from Elle), it’s that this step never goes out of style.