Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Updated: May 14, 5:57 PM ET
Hot Streaks: Levi LaVallee
How'd the shoot go?
It was interesting. I was at a Laundromat. I was grabbing stuff out of the washer and folding up my clothes. I had my lucky shirt and was hanging it out in front of my junk, if you know what I mean.
Any patrons stop by?
This old lady drove up trying to get in. The Laundromat was closed for three hours and this lady comes to do her laundry. She was peeking through the window like, "What the hell is going on here? I just want to do my laundry."
What do you think the perception of your sport is?
The only word that pops into my mind is redneck. It's not really that well known. We're all sheltered in SnoCross.
Will this help it at all?
I think it's cool to be able to do this because people in my sport will be like, what the hell?! And we'll get some recognition.
Most embarrassing moment of the day?
We were shooting this one photo in the Laundromat and made it look like I was waiting for some clothes to come out. I was sitting in this chair with a magazine covering myself and the photographer was like, "Ummm & maybe a little lower with the magazine. "So I must've given him a little bean bag shot.
What's your mom going to say when she sees the photos?
Oh, my mom will be pumped. She just started laughing when she heard. She thought it was hilarious.
And the rest of the family?
My gramma got a subscription to ESPN The Magazine last year because we were on ESPN television, so she figured I'd be in there. They don't really cover SnoCross in the magazine, so she's been bummed. Then I get this voice mail from a girl at The Mag like, "Yeah, we want you to be in the magazine." I didn't even call her back. I called home and was like, "Mom, you gotta tell gramma that I'm going to be in the magazine! Tell her to keep her subscription."
Then I call the girl back and she tells me what I'm going to be doing. So I call my mom and I'm like, "Mom, I don't know if you should tell gramma now." But I think she ended up telling her. She'll probably laugh and show all her old lady friends.