The biggest turn off in a man is his arrogance, says Lisa Haydon

  • Nidhi Choksi
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2016 20:07 IST

What would you rather give up from the following: fitness, free spiritedness, a bikini.
I’ll give up my bikini and roam around free-spirited (laughs).

One thing about beauty that magazines don’t tell you.
That the people on those pages aren’t perfect. They tell you the most glamorous bits of their lives, but the reality is in the flaws and authenticity of a person.

One thing you’ve inherited from your mother.
As I’ve grown older, I’ve realised that personality-wise I’m a lot like my mother. Genetically, I’ve inherited her forehead, cheekbones and legs.

Have you ever felt too tall to do something?
I feel too tall to wear heels sometimes. When I go out in them, people keep wondering what I’m trying to prove.

The biggest turn off in a man...

A movie character you wish you’d played.
Penelope Cruz in Vicky Christina Barcelona.

Your favourite holiday destination.
So many — Mexico, Spain, Tel Aviv and Thailand.

A childhood memory you hold close.
Our family would rent a holiday house near the beach, and we would spend our time in the waters; the waves would topple our boat and it was a constant struggle to get back on.

A misconception about models.
That we don’t eat. Don’t let our sizes fool you. I have a very healthy appetite and I snack every two hours. Instead, we indulge in healthy options that satiate us and up our metabolism, keeping hunger pangs away.

One food you can’t resist.
Cheese, sushi and biryani. I have an enormous sweet tooth – so waffles, ice cream and doughnut are my favourite.

Your idea of a perfect weekend.
Spending time at the beach with my family. I also love watching movies all day in bed.

How do you unwind?
With intense exercise and a massage.

What’s on your bedside table?
Game Of Thrones: A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin.

A word that you often use.
I use the word ‘like’ a lot. It’s a terrible habit.

The last line of your autobiography would be...
To be continued...

My Favourites

Designer: Monisha Jaising

Hindi phrase: Yeh kya hai?

TV series: Modern Family

Shopping destination: I don’t love shopping. I prefer doing it online — it’s a bit more non-committal.

Thing about a Sunday: Going for a long run. I find exercising very therapeutic.

From HT Brunch, April 17, 2016

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