Woman’s Way meets Dani Masterson

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Dani Masterson from Rathfarnham in county Dublin scooped the title of Ms Galaxy Dublin South and will now compete in the Ms Galaxy Ireland competition in October.

An exciting time for Dani, the winner of the October competition will go on to represent Ireland in the world finals in Orlando. Dani has appeared on TV screens numerous times and you might remember from appearances in RTE’s Podge & Rodge and E4’s Coachtrip: Road to Marbs. She previously represented Dublin in Miss Teen Ireland and is the current Miss Irish Heart Dublin 2017, helping to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation.

1. What is your first memory?
My parents owned a bar in London. I remember crawling behind bar completely naked thinking no one could see me.

2. The last thing you think about before falling asleep is…
A lot of thoughts run through my mind, mainly about the next day. I try always to think of all that I’m grateful for. Being thankful costs nothing, instantly puts a smile on your face and cheesy as it is – warms your heart!

3. Who is the most interesting person you have ever met?
I have worked with some great actors. I was very intrigued with Natalie Dormer. Her mannerisms, approach to acting and openness.

4. Do you have any quirky rituals?
I’m addicted to Vaseline. I pout lips and stick them into the tin. Everyone else just seems to dip their fingers in.

5. Who would be your ideal dinner guest?
Audrey Hepburn. I think I could learn a lot from her about acting while enjoying a fab dinner. I absolutely adore her.

6. If you could pick anyone to work with, who would it be?
Darren Aronofsky. All his films are epic. I love the approach he takes on all his films. I’d love an insight into his thought process and how he creates.

7. Tell us a secret…
I posed as a punk baby in Piccadilly Circus. My childminder use to always take me to central London on weekends and put me straight in the bath when we got home. A few weeks later my mum found a photo of me dressed as a punk baby with some Asian tourists. My childminder was charging tourists for photos of me.

8. Can you remember your first career experience?
The first big feature I worked on was called The Honeymooners. I met some really interesting people, got to dress up in costume and go to my first ‘wedding’. I knew I was addicted there and then.

9. Do you have any phobias?
I can’t stand snakes. I touched a python once in Vietnam but couldn’t hold him. I would happily be covered in spiders but snakes creep me out.

10. What’s the best thing about your job?
I get to do what I love, so it does not feel like work. No day is ever the same.

11. What is the worst thing about your job?
The instability.

12. What inspires you…
Ooh its always a mixture. I love going to see a good theatre production and leave captivated.

13. What’s your party trick?
I can twirl a baton properly. I did majorettes as a kid. I still have my baton and still get twirling.

14. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Watching reality TV. I love Dinner Date, Come Dine with Me, The Apprentice, Made in Chelsea, Geordie Shore, Dance Mums… the list goes on.

15. Where is your favourite place in the whole world?
I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and visit over 120 countries. My favourite place though has to be the Cannes Film Festival. I adore the films, making plans and networking on the beach. Its my perfect holiday as I get to create opportunities for myself, learn from the best, support the Irish film industry and meet up with friends from around the world.

16. The movie/s you could watch again and again is/are…
So hard to choose just one! If it was something to watch over and over it would be Grease. It’s a classic.

17. What makes you nervous?
Being late. I hate letting people down.

18. What would you like to be remembered for?
As a positive person, good friend, loving partner and kind daughter.

19. What are you working on right now?
I’m competing in Ms Galaxy finals in October and also preparing for a reality show being shot in the Caribbean. Its early early stages of pre-production so all hush hush for the moment.