Friday 23 August 2019

The loves of my life: rising star Aimee


Rising star Aimee. Photo: Eilish McCormick
Rising star Aimee. Photo: Eilish McCormick
Chloe Brennan

Chloe Brennan

Ireland's rising star chats to Chloe Brennan about her favourite people, places and things.

The person

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My late mam, Tina. She was my best friend, and holds that special place in my heart. I feel her with me every single day.

The memory

Family picnics on the beach. My mam would pack a full picnic basket, and we would stay there until the sun went down. Such treasured memories!

The moment of the day

Golden hour! Nothing beats the evening sun. It's strange, I feel closer to my mam at this time of day. I imagine if there was a time of day people from the other side were to visit, it would be then.

The song

Britney Spears, Me Against the Music. I literally spent hours listening to this on my Walkman, learning every inch of the song, replicating Britney - if Britney did it, I did it.

The movie

My Best Friend's Wedding was my all-time favourite to watch with my mam. She always cried at the end, and now that I'm older and actually understand what love is, I cry too.

The book

My mam used to read Guess How Much I Love You [by Sam McBratney] to me every night. We would have competitions to say who loved the other more.

The hero

My parents, Tina and Tony. Looking back on my childhood, I was the luckiest kid in the world. We were never really spoilt with toys, mostly with fun and love.

The outfit

Britney's Hit Me Baby One More Time outfit. I wore it for my seventh birthday, and Dad was not happy at all.

The accessory

My first pair of hoop earrings. I wanted to look as cool as the kids that hung around the shops. I grew out of that very quickly.

The gadget

My old Discman. Every Friday, my dad would bring us down to the music shop and we'd pick a new CD.

The pet hate

One of my biggest pet hates is when people are unkind. It doesn't take much to just be nice, a nice person. Saying the smallest nice thing can make someone's day.

The friend

I have a very tight circle of people around me, especially Niamh, Kellie and Ryan. My friends are my family, and they have been with me through everything.

The beauty product

You can't beat a good red lippy. It gives me such confidence.

The holiday

As a kid, going to Majorca every year with the family.

The hotel

The Isobella Hotel in Majorca, where we went for 10 years in a row as kids. It was our special place.

The advice

My mam would always say, 'The greatest gift you could give someone is trust'. This really stuck with me, and is something I pride myself on.

The drink

Nothing beats a cold gin and tonic on a summer evening with friends. Oh, and water, of course.

The hobby

When I'm not working, my favourite thing to do is walk my dog on the beach, breathe in that fresh sea air and feel the sand between my toes.

The celebrity

I love Ellen DeGeneres and how she uses her platform so positively. She brings happiness and laughter to so many people. Getting on her show is on my list of goals!

The part of my body

My eyes. I like how they change colour. They go from really green, to blue, and then look almost gold when the sun hits them!

The virtue

Be caring and compassionate.

The vice

Arrogance and selfishness.

The smell

The smell of freshly cut grass, and also fresh coffee in the morning - although, oddly I hate the taste of coffee, but I love the smell.

The taste

Christmas dinner. My vegan version, of course. But just being surrounded by family in a warm, cosy house with a hot dinner is something I'm so grateful for.


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