A PRIVATE CHAT WITH...

AlEXANDRA PAILLOT

WHEN WAS YOUR VERY FIRST EQUESTRIAN COMPETITION?
I WAS 10 YEARS OLD, AND IT WAS WITH MY FIRST PONY NAMED CABOTIN.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER?
IN 2015, WHEN I BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WIN THE FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP IN FONTAINEBLEAU. IT WAS WITH POLIAS DU BLONDEL, MY TOP 5* HORSE.

IF YOU HAD NOT GONE INTO HORSE RIDING, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO DO?
I THINK I WOULD HAVE BECOME A BALLET DANCER.

YOU TRAVEL A LOT. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY?
BY FAR NEW YORK CITY. I LOVE THE ENERGY THERE, THE WAY OF LIVING AND THE DAY-TO-DAY LIFE.

WHICH OBJECT DO YOU ALWAYS KEEP WITH YOU?
UNORIGINAL : MY PHONE. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE? FOOTBALL PLAYER DAVID LUIZ. I LOVE HIS HAIRCUT!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF MUSIC?
"FEELING GOOD" BY NINA SIMONE

DO YOU PREFER THE BEACH OR THE MOUNTAINS?
THE BEACH, FOR SURE. I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO SKI AND IT SCARES ME A LITTLE BIT.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
NEW YORK CITY, IT’S DEFINITELY THE PLACE I LOVE THE MOST.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT BEDTIME READING?
"VOYAGE AU BOUT DE LA NUIT” (“JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT”) BY CELINE

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FILM?
"BIUTIFUL" BY ALEJANDRO INARRITU

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COCKTAIL?
GIN AND TONIC. ALTHOUGH I RARELY DRINK.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR IDEAL SUNDAY?
IF NOT AT A SHOW, AT HOME CHILLING OUT IN BED, RESTING AND WATCHING SERIES.

WHAT IS YOUR EVERYDAY CAR? AND YOUR DREAM CAR?
MY EVERYDAY CAR IS MY ACCESSIBLE DREAM CAR : A LITTLE FIAT 500 !

INTERVIEW & PHOTOS BY JESSICA RODRIGUES

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