Briefcase Model #5

Lani Baker

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Hometown: Henryetta, OK
Instagram: @heyitslanilynn

If you could have dinner with 3 people dead or alive who would they be?

I would have dinner (preferably an Italian dinner, consisting of chicken fettuccine Alfredo and breadsticks) with Emma Stone, Loretta Lynn, and Leon Bridges. Emma is someone I truly admire within my field as she's the epitome of a versatile, chameleon-like actress. I'd love to chat with her about both the victories and struggles she faced in the industry. I grew up listening to Loretta Lynn while my Mom made breakfast in the mornings, so her songs will always hold a place in my heart. Also, her story is such an inspiring one. I'd love to hear it firsthand. I think Leon Bridges may be my celebrity crush. His old soul is eloquently portrayed within his music. I could listen to his easy tunes for hours. In fact, I have!


I grew up listening to Loretta Lynn while my Mom made breakfast in the mornings, so her songs will always hold a place in my heart.
Lani Baker
Briefcase Model #5
What hobbies are most important to you?

I have such a deep love for music! It's definitely just a hobby, but I love to play guitar, piano, and ukulele in my downtime.

What is the wackiest fun fact about you?

I sometimes pour pickle juice into a glass as an afternoon refreshment.

What is one word you'd use to describe yourself?

I would probably say I'm a "dad." My sense of humor is pretty corny...

What is your proudest accomplishment?

When I was eleven I won a Hannah Montana look-alike contest, so that was a highlight.

Do you have any memories of watching the original 'Deal or No Deal'?

I used to watch "Deal Or No Deal" as a kid all the time! I remember specifically watching it with my grandma when she was sick. She loved games, so we'd watch "Deal Or No Deal" together and play Scrabble on commercial breaks.

What is one goal you have yet to accomplish?

Something I've been working on for a couple of years now is my Spanish. I'm making progress, but I'm nowhere near where I'd like to be. One day I hope to speak it well enough that I can confidently say I'm fluent.

Describe a time when you competed in something.

For ten years I competed in Taekwondo tournaments. I even qualified for nationals once!

Do you or have you ever owned a business?

When I was ten-years-old, I owned and operated my very own cinnamon roll business. Every Monday morning I delivered fresh cinnamon rolls to local schools and banks. My net income was $20 per week and I felt like a queen!