Name: Zoe Gillings
From: Isle of Man
Sponsors: Nike AGC, Mc Donald’s, Donek snowboards, K2 boots and bindings.
Describe yourself: I am a professional snowboarder, my event is boardercross. I also love surfing and watching movies.
Talk us through your average day… Get up 7:30, go snowboarding till about 3pm, have lunch then go mountain biking or something. Have dinner then chill out till I go to bed.
How long have you been riding? 11 years.
Best achievement: Coming first in the World Cup in Chile in September 2004.
Best trick: Front side 360
Biggest rush: Passing people on boardercross tracks.
Scariest moment: Doing a road gap on a Nike ACG trip last year.
Favourite riders: Shaun White, Shaun Palmer and Gretchen Bleiler.
Favourite place to ride and why: Saas Fee, Switzerland because they have a boardercross track there all year round and the atmosphere in the town is really cool.
What essential items do you pack in your suitcase for a trip? My PSP, MP3 player and toothbrush.
Top 3 tunes: Monty Python, Lumberjack Song; White stripes, Hotel Yorba; The Who, Behind Blue Eyes.
How do you stay in shape? I do lots of dry land training in the summer and try and keep it up as much as I can through the winter so I am not starting from scratch in the spring.
Top training tip: Go mountain biking – it’s great for your leg strength and your overall fitness, plus it is great fun.
Favourite foods: Lasagna and chocolate (not together obviously!)
Must-have beauty product: I am totally not girly so I don’t really have one.
Beauty tip: Erm….wear sun cream?
Favourite clothing brands: Nike, of course.
Fashion tip: Wear clothes you feel comfortable in.
Which celeb’s style do you admire? If I had to pick one it would be Pink.
Favourite quote: Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world – Joel Barker.
Before I die I want to: Win an Olympic gold medal.
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