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Rebekah Wallace

Rebekah Wallace

REBEKAH Wallace, 19, is the newly crowned Miss Oyster Pearl. She is starting to study for a degree in drama with Queen's University and works part time as a model for The Style Academy Model Agency and Hollister clothes shop. Rebekah has been dancing since the age of two and one day hopes to take over her mum's dance school, the Lynda Wright School of Dance.

What do you like doing on your day off?
I don't often get many days off but I wouldn't change that as I love keeping busy. When I do have free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and my lovely boyfriend Samuel, all of whom are very supportive and understanding when I take on new challenges.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
My favourite meal would have to be king prawns in a tomato and chilli sauce and papardelle bisteca from Zios in Portadown - as I love Italian food and I love getting a chance to dine out with my loved ones.

What has been your proudest moment?
I have many moments in which I have made myself and family proud but if I had to narrow it down, it would have to be the year I took home 14 awards from a dance festival. I worked extremely hard and it paid off Also winning Miss Lisburn and Miss Oyster Pearl as I had my mum and granny in tears.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
This would have to be walking over the top of Sydney harbour bridge at the young age of 13-however it was an amazing experience.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
Like every girl I love clothes, both vintage styles and more modern styles. I would say that my taste is very colourful and although I'd love to be able to afford designer brands I love finding great bargains that look just as nice.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
Anyone who knows me will say that I am very sensible with money and it's true so I would save a lot of it so that I could carry out my dream of travelling the world and also being able to open up my own dance studio. However I would also send a lot of money to charity as I am extremely grateful for what I have and I feel everyone deserves equal happiness, no matter what country they may be from, so giving a helping hand would mean so much to me.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
This would definitely have to be the time I tripped going up the stairs to school assembly on my first week with all of the older students behind me, it takes true talent to fall up the stairs though I believe!

What music do you like?
Being so heavily involved in dance I love all types of music but my favourite band would have to be Snow Patrol, there is not one of their songs that I dislike.

What sports person do you most admire?
Mary Peters because of the adversity she went through she had to get three buses to the track that she practiced at and went on to win gold at the Olympics. I have such respect for those who persevere.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
My best holiday-was when I went to Australia for three weeks as I had the opportunity to stop off in Hong Kong and Bangkok, it was great to see the different cultures and all the wonderful sights each of these countries had to offer such as standing at Victoria Peak, the highest point in Hong Kong and stroking kangaroos and koala bears. However the sharks frightened me a bit. My dream holiday would be a road trip around America as I have never visited and it has been a dream for years.

Ulster Star