CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Evora and partner Mark Ladwig earned trip to Vancouver with a surprise second-place finish at nationals. ... Best previous finish had been fourth, in 2009 and '07. ... Fifth at Skate America, seventh at Cup of China. ... Long-time boyfriend is Jeremy Barrett, one-half of the other Vancouver pairs team. ... Began skating when she was 6. ... Competed in singles before moving to Florida in 2000 to skate pairs. ... Works part-time as a skating coach. ... Hates scary movies and being stuck in traffic. ... Parents moved to the United States from the Philippines in 1972. Working in Bahrain when Evora was born, and flew back to New York so she would be born in the United States. ... Texas native's favorite city is Houston and her favorite sports team is the Houston Astros.