Journalist of the Month

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Jocelyn Bailey is a freelance journalist who was previously the Beauty Editor at Woman magazine. Jocelyn has taken a few minutes out from writing health and beauty features to answer the infamous Sunny Bird PR questions…

1. What are the 5 words that best describe you? It's really difficult to describe yourself. Optimistic, definitely. Friendly, I hope. Conscientious. Persistent. And maybe quirky. I probably shouldn't mention being a bit impatient sometimes...

2. What magazine do you love reading and why? Does The Sunday Times count? That's a whole week's reading right there. If not, probably Allure, which has often been inspirational as well as informative. Online, I really admire Get The Gloss.

3. What is your favourite book? To Kill A Mockingbird. 

4. Which song makes you dance? Any big Michael Jackson dance title - Beat It, Billy Jean, Black or White, Bad - how could anyone keep still?

5. What has been your best career moment? I don't think I can pick one moment. I've had a lot of highs over the years and a few lows, too. That's just what happens during a long career. But going freelance in LA was pretty sensational!

6. What advice would you give your 20 year old self? 'Put him down and concentrate on your work.' (Probably much the same thing I was always told at school, really.) Actually, at 20 I wasn't a fully-fledged journo yet, so maybe it should be, 'Just don't give up - it'll all work out fine.'  Oh, and 'Listen to your mother!'

7. Where are you happiest? Either at home, or with my friends in L.A.

8. Who would be your number one dinner guest be and why? I can't decide between Frank Sinatra and Anne Boleyn. Having both would be cool - I wonder if they'd get on? But if the guests have to be alive I might go for JK Rowling. Or the Queen. Or Billy Connolly. Wait - how about a dinner with JK Rowling, Billy Connolly and Donald Trump? That would be brilliant!

9. If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why? Either telepathy (because no-one could tell me any lies or keep any secrets, professional or personal, ever again) or perhaps telekinesis, which might be more fun (and fabulously useful). They're both powers of the mind so maybe I can I have both.

10. If you had to ask us one question, what would it be? "Dear God, why me?!?!"

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