Name: Peyton Wood
Hometown: Houston, Texas
College: Baylor University
Major: BFA Theatre Performance
Favorite TV show: The Office
Favorite movie: Now You See Me
Favorite Christmas/holiday tradition: Watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation while
putting up the Christmas tree
Favorite time of day: Evening (if I’m not busy!)
Favorite time of year: Fall!!
Plan ahead OR procrastinate: Procrastinate!
Paper OR plastic: Plastic
Glass half-full OR glass half-empty: Half-empty BUT working on it!
Introvert OR extrovert: Introvert/.\
Cats OR Dogs: DOGS
Morning person OR night person: Night:)
What is your most embarrassing moment? I pulled the fire alarm in elementary school and
cried the whole rest of the day
If you could be any color crayon, what would you be and why? Green because SIC ‘EM
What is the one thing you wish someone had told you about college life that you had to find
out on your own? You aren’t going to be best friends with all of your suitemates.
What is one goal you have set for yourself and achieved? What is one goal that still remains to
be achieved? I got into a great school for performing but I have yet to be cast in a main stage
What do you want to be when you grow up and why? I want work in the theatre. Preferably
as an actress but I would love to have any part in the process! Theatre is an art form that can
make people have so much joy while also being able to bring them to tears. It’s such an amazing
job that I get to study for the next 4 years!
Describe your single-most favorite moment from your Distinguished Young Women experience.
My favorite part of DYW was the nights spent with my host family and my roommates at
Nationals. I created bonds that will last a lifetime. I remember laughing and struggling through
fitness and hanging out with the kids in my host family, whether they were showing me YouTube
videos or doing my hair. I am forever grateful for the bonds that DYW has given me
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