Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Ingrid is the daughter of a neurosurgeon and has 6 brothers and sisters. While attending the University of Washington Ingrid worked as a "Budweiser girl"to subsidize her college education. She later turned this into a full-time job by forming her own marketing company which subcontracted out sales staff for Budweiser for bar promotions/marketing. After college she left Washington state for Washington, D.C., where she now works for the government. Ingrid is studying to be a Foreign Services officer and in preparation, has held jobs all around the globe. One of her more memorable positions was in 2001,when she worked as an elections supervisor in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Like Tim, Ingrid believes in not having any regrets and enjoying life to its fullest, which is what led her to try out for JOE SCHMO 2.
Q: I'm a guy you just met in a bar. What pick up line would interest you?
A:Hello, I'm a designer for Manolo Blahnik, and I just had to come over and compliment you on your shoes. Have you seen the new spring line? Why don't you give me your number and I can sneak you into the showroom for a preview?
Q: What kind of guys do you like?
A:I like guys with confidence. Not matter what a man looks like, if he carries himself with genuine confidence I am totally turned on. But most of all, I like men that like me. My friends like to tease me about my attraction for younger men. I tell them, "I've always like 18-year-olds. I liked them when I was 14, and I like them even more now that I am 30.
Q: Would you consider yourself a good kisser, and why?
A:I love making out. But then again, I've always enjoyed doing things I'm good at. When it comes to the art of kissing, I think it is all in taking it slow, responding to your partner's signals, feeling every little sensation, teasing....
Q: How much backstabbing would you be willing to do to win a reality show?
A:Backstabber is not a word I would use to describe myself. But there are many other words I might use, like closet manipulator, or brilliant saleswoman. There are ways of getting people to do what you want without having to take away their dignity. I am not afraid to fight someone face-to-face for what I want, but I am not inclined to cowardly stab someone in the back when they are not looking so that I can better position myself for success.
Q: What is the craziness thing you have ever done?
A:After I finished college, I decided that I wanted to see the world. I worked for seven months saving my money for a trip through Europe and the Middle East. After I had saved what I thought would be enough, I sold everything I owned, packed my remaining belongings in a bag that fit under an airplane seat and set off alone to see the world. I began an adventure abroad that took me through several European countries and Egypt. Along the way, I took cooking, culture and language courses. I snorkeled the Red Sea, sailed along the Nile, hiked the Cinque Terre, climbed Mt. Sinai, led tours of the Vatican, cooked dinner for strangers in Copenhagen and was almost killed by a White Viper snake in the Western Desert. I traveled completely alone and it was my most wild adventure.
Q: What's your favorite movie? Why?
A:"The Way We Were." I love the comparison of falling in and out of a first love relationship to that of the American people's love an disillusionment with America and democracy.
Q: If you could be any fictitious or historical person, who would you be and why?
A:Madeline Albright during the Clinton Administration. It would be an honor to be the face of America to the rest of the world and have the chance to formulate US policy abroad. I admire the leaders she was able to meet and work with during her tenure.
Q: If you could be a super-hero, what would your name be? What super powers would you want above all others?
A:The Female Liberator. The power to hear what other people are thinking.
Q:If you had one wish, what would it be?
A:I would wish for 10 more wishes, use one wish for eternal thinness and the rest for world peace.
Q: Tell us why we should cast you. Why would people want to watch you on TV?
A:Cast me because I am a dynamic force that is going to leave an impression on your viewers. I am a strong personality, pledged to live my life to the fullest, take every challenge put before me, make the best of every situation, make life for those around me enjoyable and laugh as much as possible. Cast me because of my own quest for excitement will mean I never get boring to watch. Cast me because I am real and honest, hold nothing back and challenge all those around me to act similarly.