She was so nerdy and so deep into games and anime as a kid that her mum took her to AniZona convention just to meet some new friends that are interested in same things as she is. She went dressed as Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist and that was her first cosplay.
Despite her crowded schedule, cons coming up, costumes to make, Disneyland to visit and business to run, she is friendly, sweet and has high levels of energy and enthusiasm.
Her favorite memory from any convention is her trip to Chile. There she was treated like A list celebrity, with paparazzi and crowd greeting her. That must have been insane.
As for comments, mean, sexist and downright rude. From “Girls can’t be real gamers” to “Show me your boobs”. This happens to her more often than not and this is what she has to say about all of those:
I feel sad. I feel hurt and I feel like I'm not good enough. But I try to ignore it because I know it will never stop. I try to be the bigger person and I try to just not let it affect me. I will make costumes, I will play games, I will do what I love and nothing is going to stop me.
One brave lady, sticking up for what she loves to do, all the respect.
Her favorite cosplay she ever did is Cersei Lannister, it is the costume she is most proud of.
She has a degree in journalism and when she retires from being a professional cosplayer she would like to write for some of the games news magazines or portals.