Five Minutes with Giana and Alex Karamanolis
Knightly News: Hi Giana and Alex, how are you two doing today?
Giana Karamanolis: Good, how are you?
KN: I am doing well. Thanks for asking! So, let’s get right into this. How has this school year gone for both of you so far?
GK: Um, it’s been a bit of an adjustment from last year, I think. Sophomore year is just different. But, it’s going…
Alex Karamanolis: It’s not bad for me.
KN: What is it like being twins?
GK: Very fun.
AK: I mean, it is just like being normal siblings to me. Giana is just like a normal sister to me, except for the fact that we are the same age and in the same grade.
KN: What is it like having older brothers who are also twins?
AK: Yeah, Chase and Tase. It definitely makes the house very loud with all four of us running around. But again, it just feels pretty normal.
KN: So, do you two ever get into fights?
AK: Actually, not really. We get along well. Our brothers don’t really fight, either.
KN: Who was born first?
AK: I was!
GK: He is very proud of that. He always brings it up.
KN: By how much?
AK: Uh, just by a minute or so.
KN: What’s it like sharing the same birthday?
GK: I think it’s actually really nice. It’s just double the fun for us being able to celebrate our special day together.
AK: We don’t really know anything else, so it’s pretty normal. Nothing out of the ordinary.
KN: I know your family is Greek, so what does that mean for you?
GK: It is definitely a beautiful place, and we both love it a lot. We go to this small town called Koroni, and it’s a fishing village. There, everyone knows each other’s names and it is like a whole other home for our family.
AK: It just feels like a community there. It is a big part of our lives because we travel there for at least a month every summer. It is something I always look forward to.
KN: Sounds great! What is your biggest pet peeve about your twin?
AK: (Giggle) She takes way too long to get ready in the morning. I always feel like we are going to be late.
GK: I guess I just wake up too late in the morning (laughs). I wake up at, like, 7:50 when school is starting. Let’s see about you, good chicken (looks at Alex). I don’t know, but our family always jokes that he should be a lawyer because he loves to argue with all of us.
AK: Yep, that’s me.
KN: Who is your parents’ favorite?
AK: Giana is 100%…
GK: No, I don’t think they have favorites!
KN: Why do you say that Alex?
AK: Because she is the only girl in the house besides my mom.
KN: What is your favorite activity to do together?
AK: I have no idea.
GK: Drink water. We have always got our hydroflasks.
KN: OK, last question. If you two were stuck on an island, and you could only pick one meal to have for the rest of your lives, what would it be?
AK: Oh, let’s see. Well, she’s a vegetarian now, so that is really tough for me (hmm). Let me think about this. I guess pad thai is alright.
GK: Yeah, pad thai would be a good choice.
KN: Sounds great. Thanks so much for taking five minutes to talk with us!
GK and AK: Of course. See you.