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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland




Nicky Montgomery is a journalism student from Belfast and is completing a months work placement at the Ulster Star. Nicky loves music and completed her music degree in Devon, England. She hopes to complete her course in June and would love to write for a music magazine or get into investigative journalism.

What do you like doing on your day off?
I'm really interested in music and I love to play piano. I take the opportunity to practice whenever I can. I also try to make my own music, song-writing is a passion of mine and I'll try to fit some in when I get free time.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
I love messy food, so something like spaghetti bolognaise in a classy Italian restaurant. Preferably while on holiday in Italy to make it authentic.

What has been your proudest moment?
It has to be looking at my son just after he was born. He was the perfect little baby. I cried my eyes out. I was so happy I couldn't understand why the world didn't stop because it was so amazing.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
I was terrified when I found out I was pregnant and had to tell my parents but I wouldn't be without him now.

How would you describe your taste in clothes? What's the most you ever spent on a single item?
Funky but classic. I like the modern versions of classic styles. Strangely I'm also a big fan of the rock chick look. I spent about �150 on leather trousers once, but they were in fashion back then.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
I'd go on a mad shopping spree and pick up a couple of Valentino outfits and I would book an exotic holiday to somewhere like Mauritius for about a month and just live in luxury.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
I was giving a performance in front of about 500 people and I completely missed my introduction and stopped dead. They had to stop the backing track and re-wind it so I could start again.

What music do you like?
I like most pop and rock music, the sort of music that appears in the chart and that you'd hear on the popular radio stations. I also really like female vocalists like Tori Amos and Sarah McLoughlin

Describe your best ever holiday What would your dream holiday be?
I was on holiday in Cairo, Egypt when I was only 16 and in one of the museums we saw Tutankhamun's treasure. It was amazing and made me really take an interest in Egyptology. My dream holiday would be to go to Africa.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
I'm really into music and singing so I would love to write and produce my own album. It would be great if it went to number one as well.

If you were on a desert island what three things would you like to take with you?
My son Joshua who is only two and a half, my make-up. I have to look good when I'm rescued and my mobile phone to call for help.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Tori Amos she's not a major celebrity but I really admire her. It would be amazing to sing with her.


Car Chauffeur driven Corvette
CD Radiohead - The Bends
Book Anne of Green Gables
Actor Jonny Depp
Actress Sandra Bullock
Drink Baileys

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