Sunday 24 September 2017

Amanda Byram: From bulletproof coffee to my onesie, these are the loves of my life

Amanda Byram
Amanda Byram

TV presenter Amanda Byram on the loves of her live, including a Wilson Philips song and avocados.

The person

Too many to mention. My parents have been my solid rocks my entire life

The memory

Amanda Byram pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Amanda Byram pictured on Wednesday, 3rd June at The Marker hotel for the launch of the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

Dad taking my sister and me to school on his little moped. We loved the feeling of the wind in our hair and spending that time with Dad in the morning

The moment of the day

Waking up beside my boyfriend at the weekend, and knowing we get to hang together all day

Read more: After a year of dating, Amanda Byram finally introduces her 'amazing' boyfriend

Amanda Byram at the IFTA Awards 2015 at The Mansion House
Amanda Byram at the IFTA Awards 2015 at The Mansion House

The song

Wilson Philips, Hold on. I listened to it over and over during my Leaving Cert, and knew that if I could just hang on for one more day, it would all be OK!

The movie

It's a Wonderful Life. It never ceases to make me cry

Amanda Byram & boyfriend Julian Okines at the IFTA Awards 2015 at The Mansion House
Amanda Byram & boyfriend Julian Okines at the IFTA Awards 2015 at The Mansion House

The hero

My friend Kris Hallenga, she was diagnosed with stage-four cancer at 23. She dedicates her life to CoppaFeel!, her charity, which raises awareness for early detection in young women

The book

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Amanda Byram and boyfriend Julien Okines at the Pride of Ireland Awards. Picture: Colin O'Riordan
Amanda Byram and boyfriend Julien Okines at the Pride of Ireland Awards. Picture: Colin O'Riordan

The outfit

I get to dress up all the time for work, so one outfit blends into the next. I am at my most comfortable in my onesie!

The accessory

A smile. You're never fully dressed without one!

The gadget

I'm a big fitness fanatic, and I travel a lot, so I take my resistance band everywhere I go. It's the closest thing to lifting weights when on location

Amanda Byram/Facebook
Amanda Byram/Facebook

Read more: No sugar, dairy, alcohol or coffee and daily workouts - how Amanda Byram gets that body

The pet hate

Social media trolls. People who spend their time being negative and wishing ill will on others, due to their insecurities and jealousy

The friend

My best friend, Jill, now lives in Australia. The time difference kills us. We have been besties since our modelling days and have been through so much together

The beauty product

I love Ren products. Simply because they are paraben-free and perfume-free

The holiday

I travel-write for the Huffington Post, so I get to travel A LOT! Recently, my boyfriend and I went to Vietnam and fell in love with it

The piece of advice

'Be yourself, everyone else is taken' - Oscar Wilde

The drink

I do love a Bulletproof Coffee once a day

The hotel

Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand. A game-changer in the health stakes

The bar

I don't really go to bars any more as I don't drink, but I love the buzz of places like the Gramercy Park Rose Bar in NYC

The hobby

Apart from travel, fitness is my passion! I'm all about 'strong not skinny', and I have created a brand called ByramBod

The part of my body

I love my shoulders

The celebrity

Jessica Alba. I love her style and her ethos

The virtue

I'm passionate about the environment and trying to keep it safe for future generations; and about body-image issues

The vice

My coffee. I tried to give up, and did for two years

The smell

Fresh-cut grass. Every time

The taste

Avocados. I could eat them all day long! (And I do!)

Amanda is this year's official style ambassador for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, which is on June 27 at the Curragh. For more information, see curraghhospitality.com

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