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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland




MARION McGladeMARION McGlade, 23, from Lambeg, is studying to be a journalist at Belfast Institute. She has just completed a month's work experience at the Star.

What do you like doing on your day off?
I love reading, walking and shopping. I'm a typical girl. Then at night I like to go out for a lovely meal and party the night away whenever I get the chance.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
I really like spicy food, especially stir frys and I also like Italian food. I would go to the Plough in Hillsborough or Speranzas in Belfast. I enjoy atmospheric places where you feel you can relax and chill rather than be all stuffy. Pub grub is hard to beat.

What has been your proudest moment?
I have had a lot of proud moments in my life but graduating from Queens University two years ago was a great feeling.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
Losing my mum and dad in a shop when I was little and on holiday. I thought I was never going to find them and was crying my eyes out.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I like to dress smartly but spend most of the time in jeans and a t-shirt. I can't really remember the most expensive item but I did spend �80 on a pair of black knee-length boots that I always wear.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Buy a lovely big house with good-sized garden and treat my family to some of the money.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
I've had plenty of those which I won't be divulging.

What music do you like?
A mix of everything from chart to indie, Kaiser Chiefs to Sugababes. My taste changes all the time.

What sports person do you most admire?
I'm into a mix of sport and don't really follow anyone at the moment. I am a big motor racing fan though and followed Joey Dunlop when I was growing up.

Describe your best ever holiday.
My dream holiday would be somewhere tropical with clear blue sea and warm sands. My best holiday was in Holland when I was visiting a friend.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
To go onto a successful career in my profession and be more adventurous.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
Graham Norton - just to see what he is like.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
My mobile phone, books and music to keep me occupied.


Car   Ford Ka
Film   Dirty Dancing
Comedian   Billy Connolly
CD   Snow Patrol's 'Eyes Open'
Book   Anything by Marita Conlon McKenna
Actor   Brad Pitt
Actress   Julia Roberts
Drink   Fruit juice

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