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Banana Chat – meet Victoria Winterford

Hey I’m Victoria

A personal trainer and fitness enthusiast from London/Essex. My main goals are to spread as much positivity as possible and get people loving themselves no matter what, it’s all about becoming the best version of you!

I’ve been through a massive journey myself, both mentally and physically, and I want others to know that you can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it, you are your only limitation

xxx

What is your favourite joke?
A penguin walks into a bar. He asks the bartender, “Have you seen my brother?” The barman asks, “Well, what does he look like?”.

What makes you smile?
When I wake up to messages knowing I have managed to help someone anywhere in the world

What is your favourite good news story?
Hearing about people that have managed to conquer and get through a tough time, it really puts things into perspective about how lucky I am

What inspires you?
I inspire myself, slightly cringey but I’m still shocked at how far I have come, I am forever grateful which motivates me to grow and succeed further

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Poverty – I’ve been to Gambia and seen it first hand, there is so much money in the world yet still so much poverty, it’s the saddest thing to see and wish we would all do more to help

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
My superpower would be to be able to take on everyone else’s super powers, that way you get to do everything

What is your favourite food?
Brownies and ice cream

What is your favourite drink?
Coconut Milk Flat White

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
Something to play music on, music for me has always played a huge part of my life and can help control any emotions you have

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
No Negativity – People are far too negative, if we all adopted a much more positive outlook on life and looked at things in a different way then I think the whole world would be a much happier place to live in

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I won Miss Universe Essex in 2015 and came 1st runner up for Miss Universe Great Britain in the same year

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
If you don’t ask you don’t get

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
Healthy eating with children, this is a passion of mine and would love to get more involved, I love what Jamie Oliver does

Who is your favourite music artist?
Right now the greatest showman soundtrack has my heart (and everyone else’s haha)

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
I cant choose so I’m going to say both my parents, they both mean the world to me and I feel they have been my rocks through some of the toughest times

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Hot

Cat or dog? Dog

Blue or pink? Pink

Tea or coffee? Coffee

Glass half-empty or glass half-full? Half Full

Pyjamas or not? PJs always

Night out or night in? Night In

Pizza or pasta? Pizza

Biscuits or cake? Cake

Wine or beer? Wine

Football or rugby? Football

Cinema or theatre? Theatre

Gym or TV? Gym

Naughty or nice? Naughty

Silver or gold? Gold

Tent or hotel? Hotel

Bath or shower? Shower

Starter or pudding? Pudding

Sheets or duvet? Duvet

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Love Island

Finally, apple or banana? Banana

To find out more about Victoria, visit her on Instagram… @victoria.winterford

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Banana Chat – meet George Evans

My name is George Evans, I am a 29 year old personal trainer from Brighton who happens to have Cystic Fibrosis. I have two passions in life, the first is health and fitness. Nothing makes me happier than feeling the healthy rewards from pushing my body. The second is food, I just love eating food. I am currently on a mission to change the mentality of people with Cystic Fibrosis and other illness’s from feeling sorry for themselves to getting up and putting some work in to better their lives. My Instagram is my main social platform and the handle is G18evans

What is your favourite joke?
What do you get if you play tug of war with a pig? Pulled pork.

What makes you smile?
Food.

What is your favourite good news story?
Alex Zanardi, F1 star who lost both of his legs then became a gold medalist Paralympian.

What inspires you?
Seeing others in the CF community, It pushes me to do more.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
The public’s perseptive on living with a disability, We do not need to be felt sorry for, life is still equally brilliant, we just have other challenges.

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
Never to gain weight from over eating, I simply love food.

What is your favourite food?
Bacon double cheese burger.

What is your favourite drink?
Soft drink, apple juice. Not so soft drink, Vodka mixed with Fanta lemon for those summer holiday memories.

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
My bed, it guarantees a great nights sleep.

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
That everyone continues to be educated even after school/college/university.

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
I played premier league roller hockey for over 10 years.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Lets get it done!

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
Exercise in disabled people as it can have such positive impacts on your mental and physical health.

Who is your favourite music artist?
MNEK

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
My parents combined. Without their dedication to my health as a child my life would be worlds away from where it currently is.

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Hot.

Cat or dog? Both.

Blue or pink? Pink.

Tea or coffee? Coffee.

Glass half-empty or glass half-full? Full.

Pyjamas or not? Nope.

Night out or night in? In.

Pizza or pasta? Pizza.

Biscuits or cake? Lemon drizzle cake.

Wine or beer? Neither.

Football or rugby? Football.

Cinema or theatre? Cinema.

Gym or TV? Gym.

Naughty or nice? There’s a time and place for both…

Silver or gold? Gold.

Tent or hotel? Hotel.

Bath or shower? Shower.

Starter or pudding? Both.

Sheets or duvet? Duvet.

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Love Island, I am not proud.

Finally, apple or banana?  Banana!

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Banana Chat – meet Sean Sevant

Hello, I am a 20 year old from Essex/London who has a passion for music and meeting people. I study English and alongside my studies I work in a gym as a personal trainer and lifeguard. Last summer I travelled some of Europe alone interailing and I plan to go much further afield when time and money allow me to!

What is your favourite joke?
Knock knock. (Who’s there?) Interrupting cow. (interrupting co) MOOOOO

What makes you smile?
Having something to look forward to!

What is your favourite good news story?
There’s a man called Mohammed Bzeek in Los Angeles who has been adopting disabled and disadvantaged orphans since 1989.

What inspires you?
Being lucky enough to have spent a month in The Gambia, I saw how people have made so much from so little.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
I would hope people could have a little more empathy.

If you could have one superpower what would you choose and why?
I would have the remote from the film ‘Click’, controlling time like that would mean you could do and learn anything you ever wanted to, help anyone you wanted- and still win the lottery!

What is your favourite food?
Probably my dad’s lasagne, or maybe his bread and butter pudding (just don’t let him know that or it’ll go to his head).

What is your favourite drink?
Nothing beats Fanta lemon on a beach somewhere.

If you are going on holiday what luxury item would you take from home?
Definitely my guitars, by far the things I miss the most when I’m away!

If you could make one law, what would it be and why?
That there should be a cap on all wages, ie football players etc, and have the money put back into the economy.

Give us a random piece of information about you that people wouldn’t know?
Brian May (Queen) told me in person that I don’t look like a girl.

What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Ciao Bella!

What cause, project or event would you like to promote?
I would really recommend looking out for your local homeless shelter, and seeing if there’s any help that could be needed, it’s a lot of fun and you meet some amazing people!

Who is your favourite music artist?
Hard question, at the moment probably Feeder, their mix of grunge and alternative playing style is amazing and they have some really catchy songs.

Who is the person that you feel has shaped your life most?
Without being too cliché, my parents have always supported me and I’m very grateful to them.

PJ’s or Not?

Hot or cold? Hot, I hate cold weather.

Cat or dog? Dog.

Blue or pink? Blue.

Tea or coffee? Tea

Glass half-empty or glass half-full? 50% I’m a realist.

Pyjamas or not? Not.

Night out or night in? Night out.

Pizza or pasta? Pasta, but Pizza is also gooood.

Biscuits or cake? Biscuits.

Wine or beer? Beer.

Football or rugby? Football.

Cinema or theatre? Theatre

Gym or TV? Gym

Naughty or nice? Naughty.

Silver or gold? Gold.

Tent or hotel? Depends where the tent is!

Bath or shower? Bath

Starter or pudding? Starter.

Sheets or duvet? Duvet.

Love Island or Game of Thrones? Game of Thrones

Finally, apple or banana? Banana, I eat one a day.