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Q&A WITH BEG, BORROW & DEAL CONTESTANTS

Stacey Harman

Favorite athlete? No one ever knows who this is but I am a huge Joe Girardi fan ever since he played for the Yankees! However, I grew up admiring the Tiger's Lou Whitaker, Travis Fryman, and Cecil Fielder. I adored Isaiah Thomas when he was a Piston and of course who didn't think Jordan was incredible? Without sounding like a cheese puff, as I grew up my favorite athletes truly became my coaches and teammates.

Your greatest athletic achievement (could be getting up to use the remote control)? It's a toss up between winning 3rd place at a State swim meet when I was 11 and my first triple/double in a basketball game in the Eighth Grade.

Pet Peeves? The typical - chalk boards, girls who can't throw a ball, lame pick-ups, going over the minutes on my cell phone, when milk goes bad before I finish it, when a bird craps on my car right after I washed it, disorganization, messiness, other people's beds or other peeps in my bed.

When you saw the list of tasks, which did you think would be the easiest? I honestly thought swimming the 200m IM would be the easiest. Sorry Summer [Sanders]! I knew I was wrong when I thought I could drown in four feet of water on my first lap.

Which did you think you had no chance of doing? I never thought we had a chance in hell to play twister with a State Senator. I thought we would be able to ride a mile with Lance Armstrong before doing that task.

Halfway through the game, if you were offered a toothbrush, a ham sandwich or a clean pair of undies, which would you take? Definitely the toothbrush...brushing my chops was the highlight of my day when it occurred. I kind of developed a preference for not wearing underwear.

What is the hardest part of this show? The physical tasks were challenging but the most complicated part of the show was the mental exhaustion. Our minds were racing across America 24/7. Even in our dreams.

What comfort did you miss the most? I missed my "post-shower" time (I'll keep the details to myself) and sushi. Spicy Tuna Hand Roll to be exact.

Most embarrassing moment of your life (not of this show)? Wow - I would have to be a true idiot to post the most embarrassing moment of my life on the internet for the world to see. Nice try.

Which of your character traits is most likely to get you in trouble during the game? Well...I am a bit of flirt, it gets me in trouble in life all the time so I'm sure it will do some damage in the game. Hey - at least I'm aware.

Do you expect to get a lot more dates after this show? Why? Let's see.... I burp like a man, eat just about anything, drink beer from the bottle and love sports - I'm sure my phone will be ringing off the hook with every big bellied, vulgar, couch-potato, sports fanatic…in short - the man of my dreams.

What have you done in your life that you would compare this experience to? My best friend and I once found ourselves lost in a Buffalo field when we were 12. That was exciting, however, this game was incomparable to anything I have ever experienced.

Of begging, borrowing and dealing, which is your strong suit? I would love to say I can wheel and deal with the best of them but it's way too easy to turn on my innocence and ask for what I want. I've realized there are not too many people who will say no to me.

Favorite TV show (Sucking up to ESPN is allowed but not encouraged) I am a bit of nerd so I love the Discovery and History Channel but I also get a kick out of HBO Sunday. Of course I'll always watch a good game if there's one on.

What's the longest you've ever gone without eating? I don't know if I've ever stopped eating.

Stacey@mandtbros.com
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