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Laura HayesLaura Hayes, 21, studies journalism at Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education. She lives in Carryduff with her family and has just completed a month's work placement with the Star.

What do you like doing on your day off?

Have a long lie in followed by a day of retail therapy. Then I'd go out with my boyfriend.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?

Probably a pizza in Italy because pizza is my favourite food and Italy is a beautiful country.

What has been your proudest moment?

Winning the BBC young sports reporter of the year. I was only 15 and was overwhelmed by the experience.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?

When I got trapped in an elevator in a shopping centre. I hate small spaces and it was the scariest 20 minutes of my life.

How would you describe your taste in clothes? What's the most you ever spent on a single item?

I'm pretty casual - just jeans and trainers when I'm not working. I once spent nearly �100 on a winter coat in a summer sale. By the time winter came I didn't like it any more and gave it away.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?

Buy houses and cars for family then go on a year long holiday to America.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

I once bought a pair of shoes to wear out to a club. Stupidly I didn't try them on. When I wore them they were far too big and because I didn't have anything else to wear I had to spend the whole night shuffling around the club in case they fell off. My friends couldn't stop laughing.

What music do you like?

A bit of everything - 'No Doubt' and 'Maroon 5' are my favourites.

What sports person do you most admire?

Amir Khan - he proves what a young person with talent and determination can do.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?

My best holiday was when I went to New York for my 18th birthday. I had a ball. My dream holiday would be to go to Los Angeles and visit Sunset Boulevard.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?

To go to Los Angeles.

If you were on a desert island what three things would you like to take with you?

Sun tan lotion, MP3 player and a little boat so I could return to civilisation whenever I wanted.

my favourite things...

Favourite Car Volkswagon Beetle
Favourite CD Songs about Jane by Maroon 5
Favourite Film Gentlemen prefer blondes
Favourite Drink Anything with cherry in it
Favourite Actor Johnny Depp
Favourite Actress Marilyn Monroe
Favourite Book The virgin suicides by Jeffery Eugenides
Cartoon character Marvin the Martian

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