20 questions with Lily McMenamy

Following her Paris catwalk debut for SS13, we find out what makes the supermodel offspring tick

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Lily McMenamy has a firm idea of how she'd spend her lottery winnings, without even buying a ticket (as you'll see from the following quick-fire Q&A). The 18 year-old has already won on genetics, however, as the daughter of iconic supermodel Kristen McMenamy, who she grew up with in London, visiting her Dad in Paris to experience the best of both cities. Four weeks ago, the teenager made her worldwide catwalk debut in one of the most anticipated shows of the season, Saint Laurent, which she received a quick catwalking lesson from mum before. Following by walking for Chanel the next day, the younger McMenamy made her mark on SS13 in rapid succession. We find out about her character beyond the catwalk, as Lily shares her personal snapshots with us.

Dazed Digital: Who was the last person to call you?
Lily McMenamy:
My Dad, telling me to get out of bed.

DD: What was the last thing you watched on TV?
Lily McMenamy:
I never really watch telly, only Seinfeld re-runs.

DD: You've won the lottery – what's the first thing you buy?
Lily McMenamy:
I'd throw a massive decadent party in London with all my mates where Prince would perform in stilettos and champagne would overflow from those glasses shaped like Marie Antoinette's breast... I think.

DD: Do you know all the words to the national anthem?
Lily McMenamy:
No, but I do like La Marseillaise.

DD: If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?
Lily McMenamy:
Germaine Greer. Or Peter Sarsgaard, I quite fancy him.

DD: How many tattoos do you have?
Lily McMenamy:
None, never.

DD: Where did you grow up?
Lily McMenamy:
London with mum, Paris with dad.

DD: Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
Lily McMenamy:
No, nor can I wink or click my fingers! I can, however, make my pupils vibrate.

DD: What was your first job?
Lily McMenamy:
It was actually walking up and down the runway for Saint Laurent.

DD: What scares you and why?
Lily McMenamy:
Count Olaf, because you really never can get away from him.

DD: What do you do most in your free time?
Lily McMenamy:
Drift, wander, watch...

DD: Who do you admire most?
Lily McMenamy:
Lots of different kinds of people, I can't pick a single one.

DD: What's your middle name?
Lily McMenamy:
Camille, pronounced the French way.

DD: What was the last thing you ate?
Lily McMenamy:
A ham and cheese omelette.

DD: Who was the last person you hugged?
Lily McMenamy:
Not telling!

DD: Did you dream last night?
Lily McMenamy:
Yes, I can't quite remember what happened but I know it involved Rod Stewart, pearly jewellery and lots of Japanese girls haha! I'd like to get that one interpreted...

DD: Do you believe in love at first sight?
Lily McMenamy:
I suppose.

DD: Do you sing in the shower?
Lily McMenamy:
No, but admittedly I sometimes sing Elvis' 'Love Me' in the bath.

DD: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Lily McMenamy:
Happy!

DD: Tell us something about you that people didn't know.
Lily McMenamy:
I'm really fucking cool.


Photographs courtesy of Lily McMenamy 

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