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Lana Del Slay

#99

Name:Diana

Occupation:Hair Stylist

First Appearance:January 2016

Hometown:Oxford, MS

Derby Spouse:Bellatrix Deranged

About Slay:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

I legit just showed up. Saw an ad on FB. Had NO clue what I was doing. And literally couldn’t skate to save my life. I pretty much fell in love immediately.

What is your best roller derby memory?

Any time I can avoid getting hit by Suge Fight? 😂😂😂 And maybe that second B team bout when I was jamming and my coach told me how awesome my apex jump was. Had no memory of doing it. Back in the day I was just trying not to die on the track. Sometimes you skate better when you rely on instincts.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Ha well...I may have gotten my first insubordination the other day because I didn’t exit the track...just kept skating on it - headed to the penalty box. It’s pretty much one of the first things they teach you when you get a penalty. EXIT the track. Not my proudest moment.

What was your first bout like?

My first All-Star bout was amazing. We played in a tournament in ATL. I wanted to prove myself so badly and I was loving every second of it. Then I sprained both my knees in the second bout of the tournament - scorpion style. Wouldn’t change a thing.

What are some of your other hobbies?

I love to travel. Even if it’s just a quick trip to the beach.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Dame Cobain #1991 / Nick Saban

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Dory. Ummmm, I could have sworn I had two more in mind...

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

Magic City Acceptance Center / Girls Rock

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

Forecast Salon. TrimTab. 41st Street Pub. Railroad Park. Yoga Circle. My porch.

Favorites:

Food:

Asian flavors and cuisines.

Music/band:

QOTSA

Movie/Play:

Moulin Rouge - ya, I said it.

TV Show/Podcast:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Game of Thrones.

More about Slay:

"I love Alabama Football and my husband is totally rad. Also, derby is one of the best things that ever happened to me."