Samantha Leal is an editor and freelance writer based in New York City. Covering lifestyle, fashion and features, she once (embarrassingly) answered the interview question, "Why do you like writing about products?" with the answer "stuff is fun." As she's continued writing, however, she stands by this assessment. She works as the online editor for Latina magazine, with articles published in outlets ranging from TheAtlantic.com to Girls' Life. You can find out more about her at SamanthaLeal.
What was your favorite toy as a child?
I was obsessed with baby dolls, especially Cabbage Patch dolls. I had at least 10. Those, coupled with my Teddy Ruxpin, would keep me occupied for hours.