Tell us a little bit about yourself
I was born in San Francisco and moved to Europe when I was 11. I have scars all over my knees from being a tomboy as kid. When I was 18 I played guitar onstage with Green Day which remains the biggest adrenalin rush I’ve ever experienced. Changing schools and moving around as a child has confused my accent but broadened my horizons. I’m competitive when playing table football and basketball. No one ever guesses my ethnicity correctly. Everyday I wear something from my mom’s wardrobe. I love scary movies. Dancing like a dork is fun. I’m a music journalist and sometime presenter.
What one thing are you most proud of in your 32 years so far?
Being self-sufficient and as an adjunct to that, conquering my fear of the camera. I’ve always loved writing, but to a certain extent you can hide behind printed words. Standing in front of the camera for the first time I found intimidating, excruciating even – but in part I knew I felt so self-conscious because I wasn’t doing a good job. It didn’t come naturally; still, I persevered.
What one piece of advice would you give to your 10 year old self?
Be bold. Also, don’t worry: New Kids on the Block will reform.
What do you hope to achieve by the time you’re 100?
Invent a hot sauce. Have a family and a peagle. Write a book.
(i do mean a peagle btw – not a beagle!)