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My secret life Daisy Lowe, model, 20

Interview by Charlotte Philby

My parents were … My mother was incredibly creative and absolutely mental. She nurtured me to do what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it.

The house I grew up in … There were loads, we moved around all the time. Our houses were always well designed with amazing antiques, white floorboards, big drapes and 1920s erotic paintings.

When I was a child I wanted to be … a lawyer. That didn’t quite work out. I left school just after my GCSEs, but I got good results so I proved to myself that I could do it.

The first time I got drunk … I had just turned 14, and was at a birthday party of a girl in the year above me. Her dad had put on a free bar and I spent most of the night kissing my best friend. It was ridiculous.

If I could change one thing about myself …I would make the tube that runs from my kidney to my bladder a normal shape, so that I didn’t have to have an operation soon.

You wouldn’t know it but I’m very good at … cleaning. It’s my de-stress if I’m in a bad mood.

You may not know it but I’m no good at …being patient.

Last night I dreamt … my best friend was given a new suit and I had an infestation of spiders living in my body. It was really scary.

What I see when I look in the mirror … Lots and lots of freckles.

My favourite item of clothing is … a pair of black Chanel boots, which I bought on eBay a few years ago and haven’t taken off since.

I wish I’d never worn … orange corduroy flares, which I wore as a child.

It’s not fashionable but I like … sports bras – they’re just so comfortable.

I drive/ride … I have a Nissan Figaro, which I love – but I can’t drive yet. So I walk everywhere with my dog Monty. He’s a Maltese and he’s awesome.

My home is … a big loft in New York with lots of 1970s furniture, which I share with my boyfriend Will. A lot of my friends have painted murals on the wall. It smells of my cooking and is usually rammed with people.

My favourite building … is Gaudi’s Batllo House in Barcelona. It’s a piece of art.

My favourite work of art is … ‘Gaia’ by Alex Grey. You can just get lost in it.

A book that changed me … There were two: ‘Prozac Nation’ by Elizabeth Wurtzel and ‘A Million Little Pieces’ by James Frey. My mum made me read them in order to help me understand addiction.

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