Saman­tha Jade; Kylie Jen­ner & Travis Scott

Saman­tha Jade opens up about the gift of giv­ing, her new mu­sic and spend­ing Christ­mas with some­one spe­cial

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SAMAN­THA JADE HAS TEAMED UP WITH Coca-cola and the Salvos for the world’s big­gest Kris Kringle by lend­ing her name. In be­tween stops at the Coke truck she spoke to WHO all about her up­com­ing fes­tive sea­son.

Why is the “It Feels Good to Give” cam­paign so im­por­tant to you?

I’m so ex­cited be­cause I’ve worked with the Sal­va­tion Army be­fore and Coca-cola last year and I re­ally loved my ex­pe­ri­ence. Any­thing for a good cause around Christ­mas drags me in.

What makes it dif­fer­ent to other cam­paigns?

Ev­ery year at Car­ols in the Do­main we just shake the tin and you say, “Give, give, give” – but you’re not ac­tu­ally see­ing what they [char­i­ties] do and just how much of what they do ac­tu­ally gives back to the needy. I’ve done two Salvos events now and it’s been life-chang­ing.

What are you do­ing this fes­tive sea­son?

I’m go­ing home to Perth, which I am so ex­cited about! I’m go­ing to hang out with dad, my broth­ers and my pup­pies and have, I think, 10 full days off which is so ex­cit­ing to me.

What does your fam­ily Christ­mas look like?

We’re such a re­laxed fam­ily on Christ­mas, like we do presents in the morn­ing – that’s the best part, then we just sit around and we play games and we lis­ten to car­ols and we eat SO much food and lit­er­ally just [have] fam­ily time.

Will your boyfriend (Pat Han­dlin) be head­ing home with you?

Yes, my boyfriend is go­ing to at­tend.

How are things be­tween you two?

We’re go­ing good, we’re very happy!

Is he the one? Would you pro­pose?

Gosh. I don’t know. I think that’s the guy’s job!

Do you have a favourite Christ­mas Carol?

I think “I’ll Be Home For Christ­mas” – there’s a real sen­ti­men­tal feel around that for me be­cause I’m al­ways away, so com­ing home to Perth for Christ­mas is re­ally nice.

One mes­sage to give out about the Salvos?

I think peo­ple of­ten think that it’s quite hard to help – and I know peo­ple want to help, but it’s more that they don’t know how to. And this is pretty easy, the Coca-cola Christ­mas Truck tour has got six stops, and you can get in­volved in the world’s big­gest Se­cret Santa. It feels good to give, it re­ally does! It’s an easy thing to be a part of. Re­ceiv­ing presents at Christ­mas is fun but giv­ing them is bet­ter! Giv­ing presents – there’s noth­ing like it.

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