COSTA MESA — April Ross revealed her character after taking a question during a visit to Macy's at South Coast Plaza Saturday afternoon.
The former Newport Harbor High star sat next to her Olympic beach volleyball teammate Jennifer Kessy. Ross was asked what it was like training as a high school athlete while growing up in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.
"I just wanted to be the best," Ross said. "Whoever it was next to me at the time, I wanted to be better and wanted to be the best."
Ross and Kessy share the same mentality. They have become a strong team since forming five years ago. Back then they sensed something special when they played together for the first time.
They displayed their teamwork in a different way for fans at the promotional event for Ralph Lauren. While a DJ set dance music and top 40 tunes, Ross and Kessy smiled for the camera as they posed with children, elderly men and even babies. A woman asked the Olympic duo to sign their autograph on a baby's hat.