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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland




NICK MaltmanNICK Maltman, 23, is interested in pursuing a career in journalism and spent a week at the Star. Currently studying English at Queen's University, he works part time and plays for Lisburn Rugby Club.

What do you like doing on your day off?
I love a lie-in, late lunch and shopping. The evening usually revolves around meeting friends for drinks and a bit of craic

What's your favourite meal?
Recently I ate in Deanes@Queens and loved the restaurant as well the fancy fish and chips, but ideally breakfast in bed, which allows me to combine sleeping with eating - my two favourite pastimes.

What has been your proudest moment?
My mum re-married seven years ago and I gave her away - an emotional and really happy experience.

What was your most frightening moment ?
Last week when I did a sponsored abseil at the Europa hotel for the children's hospice. I've never been afraid of heights until I lost my footing at the top and made the mistake of looking over my shoulder at Great Victoria Street about 120 feet below.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
My wardrobe is bulging with some horrendous fashion mistakes - my early teen years seemed to cultivate a penchant for flowery Hawaiian shirts - I haven't the heart to throw them out.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Obviously I'd want my family to be comfortable and I think with a million you should donate some to charity. I'm sure whatever was left I would invest in some ill-fated, possibly short-lived venture.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
Probably something involving the aforementioned flowery shirts. I'm not as much fashion conscious as self-conscious.

What music do you like?
I listen to all types of music. I was lucky enough to get tickets for Glastonbury this year and particularly enjoyed The Babyshambles, the Rakes, Kasabian, The Editors, Chemical Brothers, CSS and Razorlight.

What sports person do you most admire?
Brian O'Driscoll - globally acknowledged as one of the best players in his position in the world, but also as Irish captain he is a great spokesperson and ambassador for the team.

What would your dream holiday be?
To date my best holiday was relaxing in the opulent surroundings of Barbados on beautiful white beaches. I also enjoyed trekking in the Atlas mountains in Morocco. If I could combine those holidays it would be by visiting South America and doing a bit of exploring.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
At the minute Britney Spears - taking your life in your hands, but never a dull moment. Tattoos and skin-heads all the way.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
While I don't actually own one an ipod would be a must, a mobile phone which is never too far from my side and an Xbox complete with Pro-evo - according to my mates I could do with the practice.


Car A red one
Film Dead Man's Shoes
Comedian Richard Pryor
CD The Rakes 'Ten New Messages'
Book Jonathan Safran's 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'
Actor  Paddy Considine
Actress Uma Thurman
Drink Orange lucozade

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