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10 things you didn't know about Melissa Humana-Paredes

What does this volleyball Pan Am athlete like to eat for breakfast?

Get to know Melissa Humana-Paredes a little better with this Q&A

Melissa Humana-Paredes is a 22-year-old volleyball Pan Am athlete. The York University student picked up the bronze medal at the World Under-23 Championships.

What is your favourite food?
Pizza.

​​What do you eat for breakfast?
Toast and eggs, oatmeal, Greek yogurt and granola. 

​​Are you a morning, or night person?
Night! 

​​If you weren't an athlete, what would you be?
If I could create a job where I could get paid to cuddle animals, that's what I would do. 

​​If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
A Greek island, but I love living in Canada. :)

​​How do your friends describe you?
Outgoing.

​​If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
The power to heal, myself and others.

​​What's one thing most people don't know about you?
I can recite almost any Friends episode. But don't ask me to because I have stage fright. :) 

​​What's your biggest pet peeve?
When things are sticky. Like when I'm eating pancakes and the syrup gets everywhere, I can't stand the stickiness. 

​​Who knows you best?
My brother, Felipe.

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