Sat. Oct 19th, 2019

“I didn’t want to come to America. I was scared of getting fat”

Kristine Kaori Reddington was brought into this world on Sept. 16, 1991 in Kochi, Japan. In 2007, she moved to the United States for high school, leaving her family and friends behind. “I didn’t like the fact that I would leave all my friends. I guess I was scared. I didn’t want to come to America. I was scared of getting fat.”
However, getting fat should be the least of Reddington’s worries. She eats, a lot. But somehow manages to keep a slim, attractive figure. She enjoys cooking and loves vegetables, rice, and Raman (but not American Raman, Japanese Ramen).

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This archived article was written by: Abigail Ericson & Joy Malone

Kristine Kaori Reddington was brought into this world on Sept. 16, 1991 in Kochi, Japan. In 2007, she moved to the United States for high school, leaving her family and friends behind. “I didn’t like the fact that I would leave all my friends. I guess I was scared. I didn’t want to come to America. I was scared of getting fat.”
However, getting fat should be the least of Reddington’s worries. She eats, a lot. But somehow manages to keep a slim, attractive figure. She enjoys cooking and loves vegetables, rice, and Raman (but not American Raman, Japanese Ramen).
She also loves anything creamy; cream cheese, whipped cream, and condensed milk, among others. When asked if she preferred waffles or pancakes, she replied, “I like crepes. In fact, I’m making them right now.”
Reddington, 20, has already found love in her life. “I love, love, love the number 12,” she proudly exclaimed. “People are like, I probably like 12 more. And I’m like, no you probably don’t. I just don’t believe that.”
Although on a smaller scale, Kristine loves Elmo as well. She owns Elmo bags, shoes, clothes, a pencil case and an Elmo hat. So, if you ever want to give Reddington a perfect gift, giver her 12 Elmos.
She came to USU Eastern for the opportunity to play volleyball at the collegiate level. The main reason she is here today is the low tuition at USU Eastern. She didn’t like having to make the decision, but “I didn’t like making this decision, but it’s cheap.”
Since coming here, she has grown to like Price, for reasons other than just the relatively inexpensive tuition. She likes the small town atmosphere that the school has, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and the “general niceness of the people…well, most of them.”
When she is not busy cooking, studying, whistling, or surfing the web, she spends her time playing volleyball. Her favorite thing about the sport is the opportunities it provides for fun and making friendships with new people. She proudly wears the number 12 on her jersey – preferably the blue one. “The white jerseys aren’t very good for guys, I feel. Volleyball is already kind of sketchy.”
Her least favorite thing about the sport is when people swear about “stupid things” and when there is “dumb drama” on the team. Reddington has high hopes for the team this season. She commented that if the team puts their minds to it, they would do well. If her strong work ethic and positive attitude have anything to do with it, they will surely succeed.
If you haven’t met her, you should get on that ASAP. Kylie Cordon describes her as “The most positive person I know, her positivity always lifts up our team.” Reddington is one of the nicest, most genuinely good people on the USU Eastern campus. There is rarely a day you will catch her not smiling or whistling her heart out. She is a great friend to all, and would surely love to meet you. Yes, I’m talking to you. Introduce yourself to Reddington. You won’t regret it.

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