Collins, 23, from Lisburn recently just graduated in Spanish
and Russian from the University of Cambridge and spent time
working in the Star's editorial department. She is engaged
to Jonathon and hopes to find a job which allows her to
travel and write about events happening around the globe.
What do you like doing on your day off?
When I have some time off I like to spend time with
family and go out with my fianc� and my friends. I love
sports, especially playing hockey and squash and enjoy
walking my dogs around the countryside where I live.
If you were to choose your favourite
meal what would it be, where and why?
During my year abroad last year I was working in Spain
and Russia and I tasted some amazing dishes during my stay.
Tapas in Madrid are fantastic
What has been your proudest moment?
Probably getting my final exam results in June and
seeing that hard work, on a tough course and during my year
abroad, had finally paid off.
What was the most frightening moment of
The latest incident was last year when a policeman told
one I wouldn't be allowed to leave Russia at 2.30am in
Krasnodar airport. Thankfully my Russian helped me to
persuade him I wasn't going to take it lying down and they
grudgingly let me catch my flight back to the UK.
How would you describe your taste in
I'm not a slave to fashion and only wear new trends if I
like them and I think they suit me. On a day-to-day basis I
would usually dress smart-casual, wearing jeans and skirts
and use accessories to get different looks.
What would you do if you won a million
I would buy a house for my parents abroad, put some
money in savings and give the rest to charity.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Walking past my college chaplain in Cambridge with a
horrendously short skirt on.
What sports person do you most admire?
Paula Radcliffe, she's a wonderful athlete, a
down-to-earth person and she has shown incredible ambition
Describe your best ever holiday. What
would your dream holiday be?
I would love to do the Pilgrim's trail to Santiago de
Compostela and hope to travel around South America one day.
If you could spend a day with a celebrity
whom would you choose?
The Queen, it would be so fascinating to see what royal
life is really like.
If you were stranded on a desert
island what three things would you want with you?
A book, my fianc� and my dog.
||I'm a fan of
||Anything by Spanish
director Pedro Almodovar.
Anything by U2
||Dame Judi Dench
||Lemonade or a glass
of red wine