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Ask me anything

Shania Twain, the icon herself, talks Harry Styles, curly fries and being a juggling lumberjack Q&A


Who’s the most famous person in your phone?

Harry Styles. We text on and off, usually every month or so.

When are you happiest?

When I’m cooking, songwritin­g or out on the water. Sometimes I take my guitar out on the water and dangle my feet off the edge of the boat. It’s a great place to write songs. I write a lot of songs in the bathroom too, because it’s the most isolated room in the house.

Do you still have the leopard-print suit you wore in the That Don’t Impress Me Much video?

Yes, I do. It’s in a museum at the moment. I used to have it at home, just in storage, so I figured it would be better off in a museum on display. I once wore the outfit from the video for Man! I Feel Like A Woman – the hat, the little tiny skirt and the corset bustier – to film something and

I was pretty pleased with myself that

I actually got it on.

Aside from property, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?

Well, horses are pretty expensive, and I like to spend money on horses. I’ve always ridden them but haven’t owned many in a while and I’m just starting to reintroduc­e them into my life. I have five at the moment.

Are you reading anything right now?

Yes – a book series called Heart Of Texas [by Debbie Macomber]. I’m executive producing the series for TV so I’m in and out of the books

all the time.

What don’t impress you much?

COVID. It’s a bummer on so many levels and I do get bummed out about it. But I have tried to make the most of isolation, using it to focus on writing songs and spending time with my family.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

French fries. There are so many kinds of French fries: curly ones, cheesy ones, seasoned ones. Chips with curry sauce

“Chips with curry sauce are next on my list”

are on my list for the next time I’m in the UK.

What’s your best party trick?

I’m not a very good partyer, I’m kind of boring. But I can juggle – I learned when I was about 12. I think I was bored one day so gave it a go and found I had a knack for it.

Tell us one thing people don’t know about you…

That I chop wood. I cut down and chop my own deadwood trees for my stove. There you go, I’m a juggling lumberjack. The Woman In Me: Diamond Edition is out now

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