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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland





MARIE-CLAIRE MurrayMARIE-CLAIRE Murray, 22, a trainee journalist, lives in Finaghy with her family. She enjoys reading, going to the gym and horse riding.

What do you like doing on your day off ?
Being at home with my three dogs and a good book

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
I love Indian food - chicken korma with pilau rice from Bithika on the Lisburn Road.

What has been your proudest moment?
I was in Vietnam at the beginning of March to do a trek for Mencap, and when we all walked up to the hotel on the final day after five very long days of walking, we were greeted by a sign that said "welcome Mancap Group". I cannot describe that feeling. I still can't believe I did it

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
This may sound weird but, on the way home from Vietnam on the flight from Singapore, about 10 minutes into the flight the turbulence got really bad and the captain asked the cabin crew to take their seats. I thought I was going to die.

How would you describe your taste in clothes
I like casual and comfortable clothes. Nice tops with jeans and boots or stilettos. I spend around �400 on glasses, but that is only because my lenses are specially thinned because I'm as blind as a bat and they would look like the bottom of milk bottles otherwise.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
I would invest and save so my mum and dad would never have to work again. Then I would buy shoes and bags, along with houses and apartments all over the world.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
When I was in sixth form I fell up the stairs in the middle of break time and everyone was watching

What music do you like?
It depends on the song really, one minute I like something the Killers have done then the next thing it's Westlife's latest offering. So for me it depends on the song.

What sports person do you most admire?
I really admire Nick Skelton, who is a show jumper. He broke his neck a few years ago and was told he could never ride again. Now he's better than ever and was at the Athens Olympics

What would your dream holiday be?
Last year my family and I went to Jamaica and we stayed at a place called Half Moon Bay. If I never went on another holiday as long as I live I could live on the memory of that one. I would love to go to Dubai and stay in the hotel which is shaped like a sail - it's got 7*s I think

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
There are too many things for me to write down, but one of them is to work on a ranch in Australia

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would it be?
It would probably be Daniel Craig so that he would fall madly in love with me.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
A classic book, my sister's i-pod (as mine is broke) and my SKI II moisturiser that I got in Singapore airport.


Car A graphite grey Audi TT
Film Sabrina Faire
Comedian Jimmy Carr


James Morrison's album
Book The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
Actor Daniel Craig
Actress Kate Winslet

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