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Leonora Epstein ’07


Where are you from?

New York City.

Did you always know you wanted to come to Smith?

Not at all. It wasn't really on my radar until I got the acceptance letter. It was the first acceptance letter I got and I just knew it was right.


Who gets the most face time with you?

My sister. She's 14 years older than me (we're half sisters) but we are like best friends.

When was the last time you wore a dress?

The graduation party I hosted. It was a black Donna Karan babydoll dress.

What are you reading now?

I just finished the entire Golden Compass series by Phillip Pullman. Now I'm on to The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Do you eat fast food?

Amost never. I'm a health freak.

What do you miss most about home?

I'm from Manhattan, so I miss the feeling that no matter what, I'll have something to do. I can always go to a movie or a museum. Being alone in New York City is a lot easier compared to other places.

What is your favorite movie?

Clueless and The American President.

If you suddenly had two hours of free time, what would you do?

Probably something disgustingly girly. A massage and shopping. Maybe a movie on Lifetime and a carton of ice cream.

What is your favorite wall hanging in your room?

I'm in between "rooms" right now. But for the past few years at Smith, I always hung a painting by an artist who is a family friend. He created it specifically for me as a Bat Mitzvah present; it is an abstract water color in blues, peaches, and greens.

Do you consider yourself an urban, suburban or rural person?


What annoys the heck out of you? 

Humidity. Pickled herring in cream sauce. Loud noise. Complainers. Most small children.

Who are your role models?

I look up to celebrities who make great decisions like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.

What single piece of advice would you give to President Christ?

Add more color to your wardrobe. She wears the same few Chanel-like suits over and over again. I've only seen her wear red, blue and black. I'd like to see her in a pattern. She should also consider different shoes.

6/13/07   Compiled by Kristen Cole
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