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Joanne Reel 

Joanne ReelJoanne Reel, 27, is the new Marketing Officer for Lagan Valley Island Conference Centre. She previously worked for Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan for four years. Joanne has been married for three and a half years to husband Christopher.

What do you like doing on your day off?
I like to spend my days off relaxing with my husband, out shopping with my mum or sister or visiting friends.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
I know I am slightly biased having worked there but I would have to say the fillet steak at Castle Leslie Estate.

What has been your proudest moment?
It would be either graduating with a first class honours from my degree course in Communications, Advertising and Marketing or receiving an award from the University and Botanic Inns for my final year dissertation on 'Communicating Customer Satisfaction.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
The time I took an allergic reaction and almost went into anaphylactic shock. Thankfully my mum was there. She is a nurse and knew what to do.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I Love smart, classic clothes. I really admire Jessica Alba's style - she always looks effortlessly stylish and chic.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
I am addicted to watching A Place in the Sun, 'Relocation, Relocation, Relocation' and all other house programmes, so I would definitely buy a gorgeous villa in somewhere hot -Lake Garda would be perfect.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
A few years ago, I said to a friend 'It must be lashing down outside!' but unfortunately it wasn't - It was just that her hair needed a wash.

What music do you like?
I absolutely love James Morrison - I listen to his new album 'Songs for you, Truths for me' all the time when driving. I also love R&B music.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
My best ever holiday was a trip to Thailand a few years ago with my husband. We stayed on Phuket but I would absolutely love to go back and experience Koh Samui - it is supposed to be amazing. Also at some point, my husband and I plan to travel around China.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
My overall ambition in life is to be successful in my work life and to live a long and happy life with my husband, family and friends.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
I would love to spend a day with Barack Obama - I think he is an inspiration.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
My Husband, food and a satellite phone.

Favourite things
Car: Mercedes Jeep
Film: The Holiday, Legends of the Fall
Comedian: David Walliams
CD: James Morrison - 'Songs for you, Truths for me'
Book: Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella
Actor: Morgan Freeman
Actress: Reese Witherspoon
Drink: Peter Lehman's Clancys Red Wine

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