|Blake Amanda Segovia|
|Birthday:||April 3, 1996|
|Housemates:||Elizabeth Cohen (roommate)|
Growing up, Blake's appearance has been described as beautiful by many. Her long, voluminous hair frames her heart shaped face. She often draws attention to her eyes simply with eyeliner and mascara. Blake is of average height with a slim frame.
Usually, Blake puts some sort of effort into her appearance. She opts for a jacket, T-shirt, jeans, and boots most of the time. From time to time, Blake loves to get dressed up just for the fun of it. She'll put on a dress and heels spontaneously for herself.
Blake is initially introverted once she meets someone. She doesn't open up to others and prefers not to go into detail about her life. She is somewhat judgmental of others and immediately makes notes and generalizations before really getting to know someone. She prefers to listen rather than do most of the talking, and is pretty good at remembering trivial information about someone, which she can later bring up in the conversation if she senses awkwardness.
Despite her judgments, Blake is usually polite towards people. She generally tries to avoid hurting others' feelings and wants to maintain good relationships. When she knows somebody or repeatedly interacts with them, she is much more easygoing and open, and can don a playful persona. However, if Blake feels strongly about something, she'll go ahead an voice her opinion.
Blake was born to a mostly happy household, five years after her brother. During her early years, everything went smoothly. Her parents always paid equal attention to her and her brother and they both got along swimmingly. Gradually, things started changing for the perfect little family.
When Blake was eight, her mother lost her job. Her dad had to support them, but they could barely manage. They moved from apartment to apartment, often not being able to pay rent. Blake's mother continued to try to find work. Between jobs, she would have to work as a waitress for minimum wage. All the stress led Blake's mom to go from cheerful, to easily bothered. This led to her often snapping at her family and isolating her from them. Blake knew something was wrong at the time, but didn't bother speaking up.
Soon, her brother entered his teens. He grew distant from her and their relationship deteriorated. He would often blame her for all of his mistakes. His parents, oblivious to the truth, would then reprimand Blake, depleting their trust in her. Her mother was especially disappointed. She started to ignore Blake, calling her a trouble child. This would soon escalate into her hitting Blake as well as insulting her. Blake was too afraid to ever speak up, and feared that nobody would believe her about it, like her parents only believed her brother.
In school, Blake was at the top of her class. She was very studious and focused on academics. Blake mainly maintained her grades so her parents could notice and praise her, or at least halt the abuse. This, however, did not prevail. On the other hand, Blake's teachers were taking notice of her stellar grades and would often congratulate her. Because of this, Blake often found herself closer and more trusting of her teachers than her own family.
In high school, Blake distanced herself from her family as much as she could. She took up field hockey in the fall, soccer in the winter, and water polo in the spring. Although she wasn't an all-star athlete, she was fairly good at those sports. Besides academics, Blake finally found things that would interest her. This also gave her an opportunity to make new friends. She met many of her closest friends on the teams. They would always hang out, usually at Blake's request to stay away from her parents.
College was a major part of Blake's considerations. She put it as her top priority, and aimed to get into as many schools as she can. However, she couldn't bear the thought of leaving her friends. She eventually decided to go to Barfield University, which is three hours from her hometown; far enough from her family, yet close enough so she can visit them easily.
Lilah Segovia is Blake's mother. She and Blake have an extremely strained relationship. Lilah started verbally and physically abusing Blake around the time Blake was eight. This carried on for a long time until Blake left for college. Before then, they used to be closer, but Blake as tried her best to distance herself from her mother as she entered her teens.
Sergio Segovia is Blake's father. He and Blake are extremely close. Blake trusts him with everything and he's been with her through hard times. On the other hand, he is still under the impression that she is the troublemaker of the family, due to Daniel blaming everything on her. Their relationship has become strained at times like that, where Sergio didn't believe in her. To this day, he stays oblivious to the abuse that Blake went through.
Blake and her brother never got along at all. Daniel and Blake would always fight, both verbally and sometimes physically. He always got the upper hand, being older, stronger, and trusted more by their parents. He blamed his messes on Blake and took every chance he had to insult her. However, he always pretended to get along with her when their parents were around, threatening her if she ever snitched.
Blate tutors Lucas Ramos.
|Face claim: Selena Gomez – Portrayer: HeyLookItzTanni|