AGE She’s 23. LIVES Melbourne, Victoria. PROFILE Lola Berry is passionate about health and, in particular, real, fresh food. She has created an online TV series which aims to revolutionise the way the world thinks about health. Visit www.lolaberry.com ● What was the happiest period of your life and why? This is the happiest period of my life because I am working on something I am absolutely passionate about! I feel like I’m making a change, and to receive the response we’re getting from people all over the world just feeds my drive even more. ● What was the saddest time? I haven’t had many sad moments; I’m pretty positive. Although, I have to admit that at times in the media industry, it’s hard getting knock-back after knock-back. One time in particular there was considerable interest to interview me on an American talk show. One of the show’s senior producers gave us the green light and a few days later pulled the pin. I’m not going to lie, I shed a few tears! But it did give me more drive. ● Where is one of your favourite places in the world and why? A secret beach near Byron Bay. My first experience of it was in the summer of 2006, trekking through the rainforest, which lead to a secluded beach with crystal-clear blue water. The ambience was unlike anything I had ever experienced. It’s one place where you feel spiritually whole. ● What’s something about you that not many people know? In my teens, I was a DJ who loved 80s fashion and doing my make-up like Boy George. I performed at Melbourne hot-spots, playing hits from bands like Hanson and Backstreet Boys and even the Baywatch theme song! ● When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? The female version of Mr Bean, because I really enjoyed making people laugh. ● What simple pleasure gives you most joy? Meeting passionate people, swimming in the ocean, real music, exercise and dark chocolate goji berries. ● How do you relax? Exercise! I love kickboxing. When I feel stressed or over-worked, it resolves tensions in my mind and body. ● Describe your perfect day. An early morning wake-up followed by a kickboxing session, then a swim in the ocean and a raw green smoothie. Then heading to the Amazon jungle to film an undiscovered superfood. I would end the day off by making my favourite dinner for mates, homemade falafel balls. I would top the night off with a pot of peppermint tea under the stars. ● What part of your body gives you the most trouble, if any? I’m pretty lucky as far as it goes, but I can be a bit of a stress head. This makes my shoulders and upper body tense. So I’m on top of this with a bit of kickboxing, massages, acupuncture and nutritional support – magnesium and B vitamins. ● What’s one thing you want to do before you die? On a global scale, I would like to revolutionise the way we think about our health, spreading the word to as many people as possible in an entertaining form that motivates, inspires and ultimately ensures a sustainable world. ● Describe the best meal you’ve ever had. As a treat, I love a batch of banana buckwheat pancakes topped with macadamia butter, raw agave syrup and cinnamon.