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Life As I Know It - Katherine Jenkins

Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Category: Sunday Express
 

Singer Katherine Jenkins, 25 lives in North London with her singer/songwriter boyfriend Steve Hart, 32.

If I could change anything about myself I'd...

be Wonder woman and be able to work as much and spend more time with my friends and family.

The most romantic thing anyone's ever done for me is...

Taken me on a holiday to Florida for my birthday. My boyfriend took me and we hired a car in drove around for three weeks stopping in different hotels if he had been a girl it would have been like Thelma and Louise because it was such a big adventure.

Not a lot of people know this but I'm very good at ...

Tap dancing. I went to tap and jazz lessons when I was young for quite a few years and it’s something I do every so often for a laugh.


You may not know it but I'm no good at ...

Anything to do with sports - tennis, hockey, netball -I am shocking. I would definitely be the last person you would pick for the team

To wake myself up I...

Have a good stretch and drink a glass of water with a Vitamin C tablet.

Last thing at night I always...

Watch a bit of telly and play with my dog- Oh and take my makeup off.

If I have time to myself ...

I cook at home and invite some friends round.

When I'm feeling down I...

Send myself to my local salon and get either a facial or a massage but that doesn’t happy very often so I must be a happy person.

My "happy place" is...

Neath, my home town. I like to go to a park up there called the Gnoll which is where I used to play as a kid, it’s just a beautiful country park, and I like to go for a nice walk.

My best friend is...

Kristy, we have been friends since we met on the first day of school at 11

The worst thing you could say to me is...

That I am not working hard enough. I put my all into everything I do so that would hurt.

The best thing my parents taught me...

To believe in myself and to follow my dreams and that if you work hard enough they will happen.

If I can, I always try to avoid...

Smoky places.Yes because of my voice. I have always been against smoking. I lost my Dad to lung cancer so it’s something that’s really important to me.

It's not good for my image but I like ...

Chocolate. I could eat it every day so I am never going to be really stick thin.

My biggest influence ...

Is my mum. Because she has always been the breadwinner of the house and a career woman and I have always looked up to her.

My greatest weakness / self indulgence is...

Chocolate again.

No matter how strong willed I am, my boyfriend just has to say “shall we have a bit of chocolate?” and then it all goes out the window. It’s terrible for your voice and so I could never eat it on the day of a show but after a show it’s fine.

If I could pass any law it would be...

That the fast lane on the motorway is only for overtaking. I would make some sort of law work where it’s more enforced than it is. It’s clogging the motorways up and it takes forever to get anywhere now.

I drive ...

An Audi and a smart car.

The song I can never get out of my head is...

Time to Say Goodbye because I am singing it all the time on my tour.

When I was a child I wanted to be ...

A singer. I always wanted to be a singer

If I could be someone else I'd be ...

I would like to be a teacher again. I did it for a year and loved it so much that one day in some capacity I hope to go back to it. I passed the teaching exams whilst at the Royal Academy as a back-up plan in case the singing didn’t work out

My biggest regret is ...

I don’t regret anything – I am definitely a positive person. You have to try and see everything in a positive way and if you have that kind of way of thinking, things work out for the best.

My proudest moment...

Was last year when I won my Brit Award, that was amazing because all my family were there they had come up on a bus trip from Neath, so that made it even more special.
and I didn’t expect to win.

My little black book wouldn't be complete without...

My designer who makes all my stage clothes.

The shop I can't walk past without buying something is ...

Karen Millen and Jigsaw.

The most expensive thing I've ever frittered money on...

My mum brought me up to respect money so I wouldn’t say I fritter it away. If I am going to spend a lot of money it’s a very thought out decision. The most I have ever spent on one item would be my car but I love it and it’s brought me a lot of pleasure.

I always laugh at...

My boyfriend Steve; he is very funny

When I need to wind down I...

Spend some time at home, do some cooking and invite some friends round and connect with everyone again.

I know I'm having a bad hair day when...

My boyfriend tells me.

On feeling fat days I...

Wear a sort of flairy long skirt that doesn’t make me look bloated.

My last meal would be...

Cockles and lava bread and then a roast dinner.

Where is your favourite place in Britain?

Neath – where I was brought up.

What is your favourite restaurant?

The Mango rooms in Camden but it’s almost like a secret that I don’t want anyone else to know about, I don’t want everyone rushing there and then I can’t get a table.

Where was your last holiday?

Koh Samui in Thailand.

What are you reading at the moment?

I have just finished The Time Traveller’s Wife; it’s fabulous I loved it. It’s just like the Lovely Bones, I thought it was lovely.

What was the last film you went to see?

Munich.Which was good but it was completely different from what I expected and it’s very long.

The best day of my life ...

Would be the day I won the Classical Brit. It was great from the start and we had a great party afterwards.





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