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Body and soul: Jessica Cervi

My parents were . . .

so supportive and really helpful during the Fame competition. When I was stressed out they made sure there was no pressure and helped me by getting people to vote for me.

The house I grew up in . . . is a bungalow in East Wall. It’s a very close community and everyone knows everyone. I love living there and the support for me was unreal during the competition. The local butcher decorated his window with loads of pictures of me and the locals organised a big party to celebrate in the playground when I won. There was bunting everywhere, it was like the World Cup!

When I was a child I wanted to be . . . a singer and a dancer. I was always singing, dancing and acting. It was all I could think about.

If I could change one thing about myself I would . . . worry less.

You may not know it but I’m very good at . . . doing impressions.

You may not know it but I'm no good at . . . sports, especially games like basketball.

At night I dream of . . . Michael Buble, I think about him every day and night, and I’m not exaggerating, I’m obsessed! I was meant to meet him last year backstage at The Late Late Show but I was in panto at the time and couldn’t get out of rehearsals.

When I look in the mirror I see . . . someone who is young, happy, determined and very excited.

My favourite item of clothing is . . . jeans. I just love them, especially a pair from Topshop that I’ve had for years.

I wish I’d never worn . . . where do I begin? A black dress I wore on Fame, an orange dress I wore on Fame, basically, the majority of what I wore on Fame!

I drive . . . nothing. I have an obsession with cars at the moment but I haven’t learned to drive yet. If I could have any car I wanted, I would choose a BMW, a Range Rover or a Mini Cooper.

My house is . . . home. I have three brothers, two of them live at home and one is in America. I suppose I’m a bit spoiled; my brothers look after me but they can be a little over-protective.

A book that changed me . . . I’ve just started reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks and I’m hoping that will change me so that I read more.

My greatest regret is . . . not standing up to the panto director last year and telling him that I had to go to see Michael Buble on The Late Late Show!

My real-life villain is . . . Heidi Montag from The Hills, but I hate her husband Spencer even more.

The person who really makes me laugh is . . . Alan Carr. He makes me laugh; he’s brilliant. And I have loads of funny friends.

The last time I cried . . . was with happiness when I won Fame.

My five-year plan is . . . I’m sort of all over the place at the moment, but my plan is to go to college in London. I would then love to star in the West End and Broadway.

My life philosophy is . . . you can never stop learning. And, what’s meant for you won’t pass you by.

Fame — The Musical, runs at The Grand Canal Theatre from Friday, August 19 until Sunday, September 12. For bookings call: 0818 719 377


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