Friday, March 16, 2012

Celeb Jersey Cards #97 Alayna Gallo & Merissa Haddad

This is a regular series which attempts to combine my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebrities.  We take a short break from our Express coverage, but we stay with the hockey theme.

Alayna Gallo is used to being on stage, not on ice.  Still, she looked perfectly comfortable shooting the puck during an intermission at a Hawks game a while back.  Despite being a Philly girl (and playing a Jersey girl), Gallo says she fell in love with Chicago while performing here in Jersey Boys.  I don't know the significance of her #22 jersey.  Perhaps it was for then Hawks winger Troy Brouwer.  Maybe it was for longtime Hawks favorite Grant Mulvey?  I guess that doesn't matter really.  Besides, she looks better in the #22 sweater than either of those or anyone else who wore it!

Coincidentally, fellow Jersey Boys star Merissa Haddad also is wearing a different number that Troy Brouwer once wore.  Is there a connection?  I don't know.  What I do know is that Haddad won "LA's Next Great Stage Star" a few years back.  Much like Gallo, Haddad is a very talented performer.  Also much like Gallo, Haddad wears her Hawks jersey well.  The pair make an impressive Celebrity Jersey Cards duo!

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