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McCanners of New York | 99th Edition

McCanners of New York | 99th Edition

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How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?  

I’m entering my late teenage McCann Years. I’m the unofficial acting Mayor of McCann Worldgroup – I spend my days wrangling cats and trying to keep the trains running on time.

What do you do when you’re not working?

Enjoy all the wonderful things the Big Apple has to offer – Theater, Museums, Restaurants etc. 

What would your DJ name be?                     

DJ MaggieMay

Favorite go-to drink?                                    

Gin & Tonic

Favorite desert                                   

Key Lime Pie

Favorite smell                                                

The Ocean

What's your favorite scary movie?               

The Shining

First ever job?                                                             

Waitress in PizzaLand on St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, Ireland.

Best Date spot in NYC?                                 

Rowboats or skating in Central Park.

What was your first ever concert?

R.E.O Speedwagon

What movie makes you cry?                                    

Terms of Endearment

Where was the last place you traveled to?  

Dublin, Ireland

If you were stuck on an island with three coworkers, who would they be? 

I’m going big on this one:  

  • Harris Diamond – he can give me lots of good career and other advice.

  • Suzanne Powers – she would come up with the strategy to get us off the island.

  • Rob Reilly – he can entertain us while Suzanne comes up with the escape strategy.

Name 3 things on your bucket list                

  • Own a beach house with ocean views.

  • Travel around Australia & New Zealand for 3+ months.

  • Go to the Oscars.

Favorite curse word                                      

Good old f-word.  Works for all situations as a noun, verb and adjective.     

Current song on repeat?                                

Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradly Cooper

Favorite quote?                                              

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

Go to Karaoke song?                                      

Thank You for The Music - ABBA

What was the last picture you took on your phone?                      

Office Sunset

What advice would you tell your high school self?   

Be patient, your 20s are coming and they are going to be amazing.  

If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?         

2 – All my needs are taken care of, everyone thinks I’m so cute and everything I do is adorable.

What is the fanciest thing you've ever done?                                 

Attended the Emmys in 2016.

Iced coffee or hot coffee? From where?                   

No coffee ever – only tea.  

What’s on your desk?                                                                       

Lots of “stuff” that people have given me. 

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?                                

Sitting in my beach house drinking a gin & tonic while I’m telling friends stories about my parachute jump, my amazing night at the Oscars and my upcoming ballroom dancing competition.

What would be your last meal?                       

Sunday Roast – roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding & all the trimmings.  Followed by my Mum’s homemade apple crumble and my Aunt Rina’s trifle.                               

What is your greatest fear?   

Drowning

Which talent would you most like to have?

Ballroom dancer

Where are you most likely to splurge?         

Tiffany’s – diamonds, lots and lots of diamonds.                                  

One thing you have always wanted to do and have not yet done.                         

Parachute jump out of a plane.

Best piece of advice someone has given you?                                             

“Never stop being curious, always ask questions, and always try new things.”

Who is the most glamorous person you have ever met?                            

Lauren Bacall

Pick two celebrities to be your parents.                                                        

Princess Diana & Mark Zuckerberg.  With her looks and his money, my life would be very, very good.

Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.                 

@insta.single

What’s your spirit animal?                                                                            

Panda Bear     

If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?    

  • Jesus

  • George Clooney 

  • Hillary Clinton

Favorite Restaurant in NYC?                                                                          

The Waverly Inn                      

Name one song that would be on the soundtrack to your life?                  

“When Irish Eyes are Smiling”

First celebrity crush?                                                                                      

Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran

Celebrity doppelgänger?                                                                                

Gwyneth Paltrow

*If you are interested in being featured or want to nominate someone, please reach out to Katie Henry (katie.henry@mccannxbc.com)

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