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Rachel Hynds

Rachel HyndsRachel Hynds, 17, from Hillsborough spent a week on work experience at the Star. The Wallace High student studies English Literature, Business Studies and Moving Image Arts and is interested in seeing what life as a journalist is like.

What do you like doing on your day off?
Lying in bed most of the day to be honest, but I'll probably go shopping or do something with my friends.

If you had to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
It would have to be home made pancakes because they're amazing.

What has been your proudest moment?
Probably passing my GCSEs.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
I made the mistake of watching a scary movie on Christmas Eve and was convinced the creepy worm things were coming after me - it was bad times.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I like wearing Topshop / Miss Selfidge kind of stuff.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
I'd give some to charity and I reckon I might buy a car or something.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
So many to choose from. I'll say literally running into my friend's car.

What music do you like?
I like random bands like The Kooks, and Jimmy Eat World.

What sports person do you admire?
Formula 1 world champion Jensen Button

Describe your best holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
My best holiday was Paris a few years ago. My dream holiday would be somewhere with lots of shops, sun and sand.

What is your greatest ambition?
To get the grades I want for university probably, so I can get on a good course.

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
It would definitely be 0lly Murs from X-Factor.

If you where stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
I would want to bring friends with me...and clothes and makeup.

Favourite things

  • Car: Red Punto

  • Film: Alice and wonderland

  • Comedian: Russell Howard

  • CD: Lungs by Florence and the Machine or Dreaming Out Loud by Onerepublic

  • Book: Where Rainbows End, Cecelia Ahern

  • Actor: Johny Depp

  • Actress: Kate Hudson

  • Drink: Diet Coke.

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