Friday, 11 May 2012

Being Boy-Nip Bailey


I was dead chuffed when Bailey Schneider agreed to do an interview for my wee blog.

Bailey is a radio presenter and somewhat of a celebrity around these parts, who has just finished a 7 year stint at 94.7 Highveld Stereo Afternoon Drive Show. She is also a voice-over artist, MC, a pretty snazzy photographer and a dedicated blogger, over at Vanilla Blonde.

Bailey has recently starting with 2oceansvibe radio weekdays from 2 until 3 with her very own The Bailey Schneider Show.  She's gonna rock that joint!

Bailz is obviously drop-dead gorgeous.  Hell, she is like Cat-Nip for boys.  She is Boy-Nip.

Not only does she bring all the boys to the yard with her long golden locks and "Little Miss Sunshine" attitude, but she is a super special person with a true heart of gold.  She is driven, focused and achieves what she puts her mind to.  Bailey is a girlie-girl after my own heart; she loves Toblerone chocolate, vanilla tea and shoes.



What got you started in blogging?

I absolutely LOVE writing and photography.  I also love technology and the internet, so what a great way to combine them all on a blog. I never started blogging to gain a following, it was purely an outlet for me to write about what I want, photograph things and to be creative.  The fact that it has a great following that is growing all the time is thrilling.  It’s created a blogging family and I’ve “met” so many wonderful people from all over the world. I’m humbled that people click onto my blog, read AND comment.

Whats one of your favourite things about where you live and what you do?

I love Johannesburg for so many reasons. It’s a driven city and it’s alive. It’s like the New York of Africa. I love the sunsets, the climate, the people, the fashion and the fact that you can be in the heart of the city and then 20 minutes later, you can be in the middle of the bush looking at wild animals.
I adore what I do. I have the biggest passion for broadcasting. I get a rush switching on that microphone or standing in front of the camera and entertaining. I love that it’s creative, dynamic, never the same and 70% of the time unscripted, making life interesting and fun. I can’t do boring and this certainly isn’t.

If you could be something different from what you do, what would it be?

An author. I would love to write novels and get paid for it. I also think there is a secret “pop star” inside me. I guess I’m a born entertainer – one way or another.

Your favourite place in the world?

I could be clichéd and say anywhere my friends and family are … and as clichéd as it is, it’s 100% true!
Places would be my home, my family home, Switzerland (my family and heritage is there and I adore the country), the ocean and being out in nature – it rejuvenates my soul.

If you had one day to live what would you do?

I would spend it with my closest friends and family and I would spend it on the beach (rejuvenating ocean.) I’d eat delicious food and let everyone important to me know how important they are and thank them for the amazing times I’ve had in my life.

What are you reading right now?

I’m reading the latest Karen Rose novel – No One Left To Tell. I recently got to meet her and she is awesome.

Whats on your iPod?

Everything from jazz to hard rock. I love music – it’s such an important element in my life. Even though I love all types of music, I’m not a huge fan of country music or opera but I’ll handle it in small doses.

Three random things about you.

1.) I know this is weird, but I can make the exact sound of a newborn baby cry with my throat.
2.) I have a thing about even numbers. My volume levels on my TV or radio must be even numbered and whenever I look at the time it’s normally 11:11 or 09:09 or 22:22, you get the idea. It’s bizarre, but I’ve read that it’s an angelic sign, so I always thank God and the angels for something good in my life.
3.) I’m allergic to aubergines, plums and apricots (but I can eat the dried fruit or jam, just not the actual fruit.)

If you had to write a book or make movie about you and your life – what would it be called and who would you choose to play you?

It would be called “Little Miss Sunshine.” And I’d get Kate Hudson to play me– I totally identify with her bubbly personality.

Dinner with three people dead or alive. Who and why?

My grandfather – I never met him and from what I’ve heard, we would have got on well.
Marilyn Monroe – I’m totally intrigued.
Kingsley Holgate – I would love to listen to all his stories about his travels and his interesting life.

What could you NOT live without?

My family… specifically my mom, my dad and my sister. We are incredibly close with a unique bond and I am blessed with the most supportive, unconditional loving family.  My best friend Karolina Sky – she is my soul sister. We speak a few times a day and normally see each other every second day. She knows me better than I know myself sometimes and is unconditionally supportive and encouraging.
My phone and the internet.

What would you do if you were a person of the opposite sex for a day?

Hahaha… Well now…
I reckon it would give me a great insight into the pysche of a guy and what they really want – although I may be scarred afterwards. LOL.

If you could go back in time, what is the one thing you would change?

This is interesting… I can think of a few things I’d like to change, like making better decisions on some things and ending dodgy relationships much earlier etc… but the reality is I believe that everything happens for a reason. Good and bad - it’s all there to shape you as a person. It’s made me grow, made me realize what I want and don’t want etc. If something had to be changed, it would change who I am today.

What is the one achievement that makes you the most proud?

Graduating and getting my BA Journalism degree.
Being nominated for an MTN Radio Award and People Magazine Best Newcomer Award

What’s your favorite color?

Red – it’s a pick me up and I always feel invincible when I wear red – even if it’s on my finger nails or lips.

Define the word sexy.

Oozing your own, unique essence and confidence.

Thank you again Bailey for agreeing to be interviewed for my wee blog. I'm honoured and thrilled to bits that you said yes!  Now Friday would not be the same without a Shoegasm or two.



Iron Fist Beauties
Blue Polka Dot Mary Janes
Just for Bailey as I know she loves Coral.  These are adorable and available at zappo.com



8 comments:

Not So Simply Single said...

So cool!

If you show any more shoes I am gonna spank you. I am drooling over here and don't have a mop big enough to wipe up all the drool!

YeamieWaffles said...

Great job getting an interview with Bailey for your blog lass, she sounds pretty awesome from this interview. I seriously want to hear that weird noise of a crying newborn too as strange as that is!

Bushman said...

Boy-nip is dead on. Yowza! I'll say one thing about your blog it never gets dull. Have a great B-day as well!
-Bushman

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She is devoted to her family and friends, which is cool.

Bailey Schneider said...

I am the honoured one! Thank you for featuring me! Was such fun and... you got a secret out of me #1 of the Randoms ;-)

Dazee Dreamer said...

wow, I feel like I know a celebrity just by knowing you.

Gina Gao said...

This is a great interview. I really enjoy reading what others have to say about themselves and how they do their blogs.

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Nat said...

Great interview :-)

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