by Jenni Carlson Modified: September 20, 2008 at 9:06 am •  Published: September 20, 2008
Jenni Carlson: Tell me about growing up in Killeen, Texas.

Juaquin Iglesias: I spent my whole life in Killeen. My parents were in the military, but they got out before I was born. We were a real close family, tried to eat together all the time. We're still very close.

JC: Did I read somewhere that your dad owns a barbershop?

JI: He's actually been doing it for over 20 years. He started in the mall, working there. Now, he owns his own place and he has people working under him.

JC: With your dad being a barber, does that mean you learned a little of that trade, too?

JI: No, but I'm very picky about who cuts my hair, just knowing how good it could be watching my dad cut hair. But I couldn't cut my own hair if I tried.

JC: What are you most picky about?

JI: Everything. The way it's cut. The way it's edged up. It has to be perfect, or I get mad. I get really upset.

JC: What if someone screws it up?

JI: I'd probably just keep a hat on or stay inside.

JC: So, if you're walking around with a hoodie ...

JI: Then it's messed up. It actually happened to me when I went back to my grandma's house one time. She took me to some guy to cut my hair, and I was upset until it grew back.

by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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