V Diva #1818

V Diva

Photo courtesy Rebecca Thomas

Join Date?
I first joined roller derby in March 2008 with the Coal City Rollers. I joined Lehigh Valley Roller Girls in February 2010 and then transferred to Dutchland in August 2011. Also in August of 2011, I was selected to play at the World Cup (December 2011) in Toronto, Canada for Team USA.
First bout?
My first bout ever was in 2008 with the Coal City Rollers. My first bout with Dutchland was in September 2011 - DDR Blitz vs. Philly's Independence Dolls. My first All-Star bout was also in September at Regionals.
Best position?
Jammer and Blocker 3
What is your tagline?
"If you can't be a Queen, be a Diva."
What brought you to DDR?
The hard work and dedication of the skaters at DDR. Also, the DDR Coach, Merv the Perv.
What keeps your wheels turning?
To many to name
What is your most embarrassing derby moment?
I almost pooped my pants at Regionals because Smack Daddy from the New Skids on the Block hit me so hard while I was jamming that I landed on my butt.
What is your proudest derby moment?
Making Team USA.
DDR Awards/ Fan Favorite Awards?
No DDR Awards, but I have many MVP Awards from my past teams, Crown Favorite, Score over 500 points with my first season with Lehigh Valley Rollers
Got any injury stories?
The week that I transferred to DDR, I severely sprained my ankle while sliding into 2nd base during a softball tournament.
Impress us with your skating skillz…
I'm really good at jumping the apex. I'm super fast on the track so don't blink or you might miss me! And, my booty block is lethal.
Derby Props?
Skates: Vanilla Brass Knuckles 2.0
Wheels: Radar Shadows 80mm
Protective Gear: Knee-pads - 187s, Gaskets - Gladiators, Elbow pads - Atoms, Wrist guards - ProTecs, Helmet - Triple 8, Mouth-guard - Gladiator
Must haves:Eyelashes, lip gloss, perfume, make-up, rhinestones, glitter, and of course, my crown
Send out some heartfelt derby love to your peeps…
DDR for welcoming a Diva with open arms to your league. My teammates. The amazing Coach, Merv the Perv. My car pool buddies - if it weren't for you, my transfer would of never of happened. You make my 2.5 hour commute more exciting. Last, but not least, if it weren't for my amazing derby wife, Evol Kitty, I wouldn't be the skater I am today.