The Phoenix // Fall Out Boy
Carolina Talbot, Grimwood Academy (Audition)
Name: Carolina Elizabeth Talbot
Clique member: Absolutely
Skills: Manipulation, persuasion, reading, writing, debating, horse riding, sarcasm, lacrosse, schoolwork in general.
Weaknesses: Can't handle not being in charge, doesn't deal with failure very well, alcohol/cigarette addiction, doesn't show strong emotions easily, hates not getting what she wants.
Personality: Carolina Elizabeth Talbot could either be your best friend or your worst nightmare. She's a bit like Marmite - you either love her or you hate her. If you're friends with her, then great. You'll find her to be warm, funny, kind and genuine, with a penchant for long words, sarcasm and terrible jokes. However, if you're on her bad side... well, if I were you, I'd be terrified. She can be cold, calculating, and impossibly b*tchy, and will probably ruin your life with a military-style takedown. And your best friend's life too, just for fun, because she's like that. She's incredibly manipulative and knows exactly how to get people on her side and do what she wants - plus all of the teachers think she's a little sweetheart, almost too good to be true. She'll get you, and then she'll destroy you... so it's probably best to stay on her good side. Or sleep with one eye open. Whatever floats your boat.
Likes: Long words, reading, classic novels, the 1920s, creative writing, politics, debating, sunset, Halloween, cold weather, trenchcoats, old-fashioned horror movies, poetry, the smell of new books, vintage anything, headbands, penny loafers, sky-high heels, partying, champagne, expensive liquor, older guys, Marlboro Reds, mysteries, intelligence.
Dislikes: Being bossed around, being powerless in a situation, people who have no fashion sense, not understanding anything, mathematics, losing at anything.
Bio: Born into a very wealthy, aristocratic family, Carolina Talbot has never wanted for anything in her entire life. Although her mother died when she was very young, her father, a successful businessman, made sure she had everything she could possibly want and more. Some say he's over-compensating for her mother's death and the fact that he's not around much - and he probably is, to be honest - but Carolina doesn't mind. And besides, she's getting loads of expensive things without even having to make a dent in her trust fund, so why complain?
The one thing in her life her father didn't have to buy for her, however, was her admittance to Grimwood. Carolina is incredibly smart - hence her placement in Atherton House - and intends to become a lawyer after she leaves school, like her mother before she died.
Once she arrived at the Academy, Carolina made friends pretty quickly - she's very likable, until you cross her, at which point she'll make your life a living hell. Seriously. Girls at her last school in Kensington had to move away to escape the vicious rumour mill. She's very loyal, though, and wins people over easily - which is probably one of the reasons she instantly became part of the Clique, as she can pretty much convince people to do whatever she wants. She's very good at persuasion.
Despite being so academic, she also loves a good party, and is known to be a bit of a heavy drinker on occasion. No one really notices, and besides, it's hard being the life of the party when you're sober, so if there’s good liquor, loud music and somewhere to dance, Carolina's probably there, being the centre of attention.
Biggest secret: This past summer, she may have developed a little, ah, substance abuse problem. Not that she'd describe as a problem - more of a habit than anything else. Also, obviously, she's a member of the Clique.
+ Mother: Lauren Talbot (died when Carolina was three)
+ Father: Edward Talbot, a successful businessman. Wasn't around much during Carolina's childhood, but spoiled her rotten to make up for it.
Model: Leighton Meester
Taken by: @mia-loves-you
This has been sitting in my drafts for ages, I have no idea why I didn't publish it sooner!