McElwaine, 29, is the Communications and Fundraising Officer
for Youth for Christ Northern Ireland. YFCNI runs a network
of nine drop-in community centres around Northern Ireland
where young people come to meet with friends in a safe
environment and take part in projects. The organisation has
four teams across the province and this year there is one at
Lisburn Cathedral and another at Kilmakee Presbyterian
What do you like doing on your day off?
Having a lie in and meet up with friends for
brunch/lunch/dinner or all of the above and then watching a
If you were to choose your favourite meal
what would it be, where and why?
My dad's roast beef Sunday dinner because he does all the
trimmings and it really is melt in the mouth.
What has been your proudest moment?
What was the most frightening moment of
The summer I turned 21 I went to Cyprus with my best
friend and we managed to get locked inside a Greek Orthodox
Church one evening and had to bang the doors and scream to
How would you describe your taste in
clothes and what's the most you ever spent on a single item?
My taste in clothes would be fairly classic, I'm really
not a shopper. The most I've ever spent on one item was my
wedding dress that I'll be wearing in a few weeks.
What would you do if you won a million
First off all give a tenth to charity (YFCNI), then
treat my family and go on holiday.
What music do you like?
Being half Norwegian I have to say A-Ha, I love
Snowpatrol, Belle and Sebastian, the Killers.
What sports person do you most admire?
Describe your best ever holiday.
Last summer I went to Australia with a friend, it was a
perfect mix of dashing about and seeing landmarks and
hanging out at the beach having a good laugh. Highlights
were going to a real Surfclub, visiting Australia Zoo and
seeing Sydney Opera House up close. My dream holiday would
involve an adventure with a friend or friends anywhere
slightly out of the ordinary.
What is your greatest ambition?
In travel lots and live abroad.
If you could spend a day with a celebrity
whom would you choose?
Sarah Jessica Parker.
If you were stranded on a desert island what
three things would you want with you?
A solar powered radio tuned into Virgin Radio, black eye
liner and my glasses.
||My own Polo
||Amelie/ The Usual
||Snowpatrol - Final
||Girlfriend in a
Coma by Douglas Coupland