The loves of my life: Nadia Forde, model, singer, actor
Published 05/09/2016 | 02:30
Strong women feature highly in the loves of Nadia Forde's life including her grandmother and Meryl Streep.
Making porridge with my dad when I was really young
The moment of the day
Early morning, when the world is starting to wake up and everything is quiet
Simply Red, Stars. This really reminds me of my childhood. My mum and dad had it playing on repeat the year it was released, and every time I hear it now - which isn't that often - it brings me right back to that moment
White Christmas; and anything with Clark Gable in it. He was my first crush, too! Dear god, that image of him at the bottom of the stairs in Gone With the Wind, when Scarlett comes down, is just wow!
Meryl Streep. She's incredibly talented and never takes herself too seriously
The Time Traveler's Wife. I cried . . . a lot! Like many books, I don't think the film adaptation did it justice
T-shirt, jeans, and Converse. I'm a disaster in heels, which caused havoc in my modelling days!
A good pair of sunnies. Ray-Bans are my go-to
My phone. It's always glued to my hand. I once lived three weeks without it, and it was tough! I missed chatting to my family and my loved ones too much
The pet hate
Liars. When will they learn that they will always be found out in the end?
I have a few precious ones. I'm lucky
The beauty product
Strobe Cream by Mac. I rarely wear make-up when I'm not working, but this is a little pick-me-up to brighten up my skin, even on no-make-up days. I also use it on my collarbones and legs when I'm going to be on camera. Charlotte Tilbury's Supermodel Body is a great alternative
A tropical island with white-sand beaches. With everyone I love!
The piece of advice
Love fiercely, and live your life so you don't have regrets
An espresso martini. It's incredibly hard to find in Japan, where I'm living at the moment
The Dorchester, London. The comfiest beds on planet Earth
Xico, Baggot Street. I have never gone in and not had a great night, courtesy of Jack and the team
The part of my body
My hair. I especially like it after I've had a blow-dry, or even the next day, for a bed-head look. I swear by my Great Lengths hair extensions, which give my hair amazing volume
Ballet Barre classes at Platinum Pilates. It works the tiny muscles I didn't even know existed
Pia Miller, an actress in Home & Away who has great style
Sweet-potato fries. I'd eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are also nearly impossible to find in Japan. And when I did find them, they were a very different colour!
Swearing constantly. Fuck it . . . I think it's an Irish thing?
Follow Nadia's adventures on Snapchat and Instagram @nadiaforde and Twitter @NadiaForde
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