Wednesday 22 November 2017

The loves of my life: Sarah McGovern, Model

Model Sarah McGovern. Photo: Barry McCall
Model Sarah McGovern. Photo: Barry McCall

Her husband Kenny features highly on the list while model Sarah McGovern also confesses to being a chocoholic.

The person

My husband Kenny is definitely the ying to my yang! He is my calmness in my crazy world

The memory

As a child listening to tapes, (yes, tapes) of Les Miserables in our car, and singing along to it. My parents brought us to London when I was 10, and we went to see the show in the West End. I thought it was amazing, and knew all the words after a few months of consistently listening to it!

The moment of the day

Getting kisses and hugs from my two kids. You can never have enough

The song

I've been obsessed with James Bay's Let it Go since it came out

The movie

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I still love it, and it reminds me of Christmas and my childhood when I hear the music

The hero

I recently watched Noble, the Christina Noble movie, and thought, 'How could one person be so selfless and incredible?'. People who do charity work like Christina are heroes

The book

I'm not much of a reader, but I loved the book Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Levitt is a rogue economist who explores the hidden side of everything

The outfit

I love getting into my skinny jeans, oversized Paisie jumpers and a pair of runners. For me, it's all about being comfortable in as stylish a way as possible. Heels have practically gone out the window, as I'm running around after toddlers

The accessory

My engagement ring. I just love it!

The gadget

My iPhone. I'm afraid I can't be without it

The pet hate

Rudeness. There is no need for it. It doesn't take much to be nice and smile

The friend

I'm very lucky to have many friends from all different areas of my life, but my sister is my best friend. We speak almost every day, and are so close. She's the best. My brother is amazing, too

The beauty product

I can't live without my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream! I need it by my side, always, so I have about three on the go at one time

The vice

Chocolate, and lots of it

The holiday

Myself and Kenny went travelling to South America for a few months before we settled down to have kids. We travelled across Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Memories to last a lifetime

The piece of advice

Take every opportunity that comes your way. You never know where it will take you - my mom always encouraged me to go for every opportunity

The drink

My new tipple is gin with sparkling water and a squeeze of fresh lime. Very refreshing

The hotel

The Lebua Hotel in Bangkok. The outdoor Sirocco restaurant, which is on the 52nd floor, overlooking the whole of Bangkok, holds such fond memories. Kenny proposed to me there over nine years ago, and we went back as part of our honeymoon also. It featured in The Hangover Part II a few years later

The bar

Abroad, Vaughan's Public House in Hartford, Connecticut. It's my brother-in-law's bar. It's a home-from-home. In Ireland, I really like House on Leeson Street

The hobby

The gym. I try and fit in three sessions a week, which includes a bootcamp class. In terms of time, I found it difficult to go after baby number two. I had trained all the way through both my pregnancies, but then I realised I was just making excuses, and now I try to make it work for me. I fit it in one evening, one early morning and one weekend session

The part of my body

I guess my skin. I'm lucky to have inherited good skin, and I don't use expensive products on it. I don't do facials and I haven't had any Botox . . . although ask me again in 10 years

The celebrity

I'm not really a big celeb follower, but I really like Charlize Theron or Christy Turlington. They both seem like gentle souls

The virtue

Kindness. Kindness is like sugar. It makes life taste a little sweeter

The smell

A newborn baby. When they are lying on your chest and you are kissing their head, they just have this incredible, unique smell, like nothing you can describe

The taste

Did I mention I'm a chocoholic?

Instagram: sarahmcgovern


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