So far you've entered our Win Pelosi's Picks contest, voted for Leanne in the Transworld Readers' Poll (it's a good year for a three-peat!), read all about her Top Ten Exposure-O-Meter ranking and saw her tearin' it up and breakin' it down for Transworld Snow... and that was all just this month! Well we're keeping the Party Pelosi train going with more good stuff. etnies teammate and moto mama Sarah Whitmore sat down with Leanne to help better acquaint you with December's featured rider. It's short 'n' sweet, and all right here:
Full name: Jenna Leanne Pelosi
Nickname: LP, PLO, Party Pelosi, POPO
Birthday w/ year: December 29th, 1979
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Current residence: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Parents names: Lynda and Roger Pelosi
High school: Dr. EP Scarlett
College: University of Calgary
Degree: BSC in Biomechanics
Sponsors: K2, Bonfire, ThirtyTwo, etnies, Dragon, Monster, Vestal, Dakine, Whistler/Blackcomb, www.runwayfilms.com
Years snowboarding: 12
Other action sports that you participate in:
How did you start snowboarding?
My brother and I would go behind our school and sneak onto golf courses and build jumps with plastic snowboards
What is your proudest moment in snowboarding?
Winning Transword Snowboarding “Reader’s Choice” Award in 2006 and “Rider of the Year” in 2005
Who do you look up to? Inspiration?
Brad Steward at Bonfire and Victoria Jealouse because she is gnarly in the backcountry
Shattered humerous, blown ACL, concussions
Almost fell into a crevasse
Favorite spot to ride:
Go to Alaska with Victoria Jelouse
What would you tell girls who are curious about learning to snowboard?
Invest in butt pads
Other etnies riders you keep in touch with:
TM Laura Lynn Murphey, Lauren Perkins, and Marie-France Roy
What other etnies rider that is not a pro snowboarder would do best at trying snowboarding?
Mary Osborne because she surfs
What other etnies rider would be the worst at trying snowboarding?
Tarah Gieger because she would fly past the landing
Smell: Clothes right out of the laundry or my boyfriends pillow
Love: Boyfriend and family
Need: Cell phone
The most recent band you saw live:
If you could have any song for a video part, what would it be?
“Your Love” by The Outfield
Crazy car accident
Most embarrassing moment:
Talking about how amazing Jamie Lynn was and not realizing that he was standing right behind me
Happiest moment: When I learned to walk and chew gum at the same time
5 Things you want to do before death:
- Go on an African safari
- Get lost in pyramid
- Save the Polar Bears
- Finish a marathon
- Raise kids
If you could only have one wish come true tomorrow what would it be? Wishing for more wishes doesn’t count.
To have bionic knees to jump off anything
Have you ever volunteered for or supported a charity or a noble cause?
Boarding for Breast Cancer
If you could dedicate your entire life to supporting a charitable cause, what would it be?
World Wildlife Foundation
Do you do anything in your daily life that is considered GREEN?
Recycle and carpool
QUESTION FROM SARAH #1 – If you lost both of your arms and legs what would you do with your life?
Be a professional eater
QUESTION FROM SARAH #2 – What is your most annoying habit?
Too many! Procrastinating and being a pack-rat!
QUESTION FROM SARAH #3 – If you could marry any celebrity who would it be?