Back on March 26th with “Smells Like Winner”, the new season finds the girls back at The Rock, vying for a spot on the team that heads to London for the 2012 Olympic Games.
With a new coach and fierce competition — including the return of former rivals Kelly Parker (Nicole Anderson) and Jordan Randall (Chelsea Tavares) — Payson (Ayla Kell), Kaylie (Josie Loren) and Lauren (Cassie Scerbo) are pushed to their limits physically and emotionally.
JJJ was lucky enough to chat with Josie, 24, on the carpet about all the charities she’s involved in (there’s a lot!) and quickly figured out that she’s definitely a lifetime student.
“One of the charities I am involved in is called School on Wheels. We’re tutors to homeless children and it’s great because I have one child where I go to her once a week at the shelter and tutor her. It’s so gratifying. I learn so much more from her than she learns from me,” Josie said.”
Josie added, “I’m starting to realize that [a lifetime student]! I’m actually thinking of going back for a grad program. I haven’t researched it too much, but I do miss it. I miss the lectures and writing the essays. I’m such a nerd!”
Check out what the 20-year-old starlet had to say:
On her ballet past: “Thatâ€™s true [that I was at Los Angeles Ballet Academy for sixteen years]. I also did operas and went overseas to Japan and danced with Valentinoâ€™s International Carousel, which was amazing.
On her Olympic obsession: “Iâ€™ve always been obsessed with the Olympics. Gymnastics was my favorite before I booked the show and now I adore it. I want to go to London for the next Olympics. Iâ€™m trying to figure it when I should go.”
On going from ballet to acting: “Dance had always been my main focus, but during a rehearsal my knee got dislocated and I realized I needed a career with longevity. Make It or Break It was the first audition I went on and I thought Iâ€™m perfect for this.”
Ayla Kell – American Cheerleader Shoot
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Credit: Renata Happensauce; Photos: American Cheerleader
Although the show nor Josie take home a surfboard, she tweeted her fans saying it was okay. “U guys are the sweetest. Seriously thank u 4 being amazing! But nothing 2 be sad about. We got 2 nominations this year! Don’t be sad or mad u guys! I was nominated and that means everything to me!! Thank u guys 4 the unconditional love and support!!”
FYI: Josie is wearing Vahan jewelry and an M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza clutch and Ruthie Davis “Spikette” pumps in black.
Ayla Kell stops by the Gifting Services Showroom in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon (May 17).
Are you ready to catch the 20-year-old actress in the Make It or Break It finale on Monday?
The Worldâ€™s competition in Rio de Janeiro is fast approaching, yet the team is preoccupied
by everything but gymnastics: Lauren (Cassie Scerbo) fights for Maxâ€™s attention while simultaneously trying to keep her involvement in Sashaâ€™s resignation a secret; Payson (Kell) finds the perfect solution to her familyâ€™s financial problems, with potentially costly consequences; and Kelly (Nicole Anderson) must choose between pleasing her mother and being a loyal teammate.
Through it all, team captain Kaylie (Josie Loren) tries to keep the peace among her teammates while growing increasingly uncomfortable with lying to the public about her anorexia — not only is keeping such a huge secret hurting her recovery, but itâ€™s also affecting her gymnastics.
The Two-Hour season finale premieres MONDAY, May 23rd @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC Family. 20+ pics inside… More Here! »