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A minute with Elena Leontiou, Stand up comedienne


Where do you live?
I live in Larnaca, at a small place near Piale Pasia – with my dog Lambros 😊

What did you have for breakfast?
A coffee – Americano with some milk and sugar!

Describe your perfect day
Anything, that gives me peace of mind!

Best book ever read?
The Perfume, by Patrick Süskind. It describes the greediness in people, and how easily they can be manipulated if their ego feels secure

Best childhood memory?
Being in the sea for most of day, hunting crabs and finding different types of shells and of course, as a pure Cypriot, eat them!

What is always in your fridge?
Food that’s getting old. Too lazy to throw it away!

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Mariza Rizou – Ζητατε να σας πω (Ask I will tell you)

What’s your spirit animal?
Looks like my spirit animal is a turtle. And the reason is simple. Just keep moving forward to your goals, no matter how slow or difficult the journey gets.

What are you most proud of?
My parents.

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
Shrek in 2001, with Fiona’s quote: “By night one way, by day another. This shall be the norm. Until you find true love’s first kiss. And then take love’s true form.”
And that’s true even now. You never find the true you, until who you truly love, and they love you back and kisses you.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
Xmm… Let me see. Am gonna go with Lady Gaga, but she needs to ask me out first!

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
During this Covid era, whatever gets me into a plane baby!

What is your greatest fear?
I am a person with anxiety disorder, so let’s say – I have no greatest fear. Everything is equally scary!

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
You are doing just fine. Keep doing it.

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
Oh, that’s an easy one. Stinginess

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Try not to die – obviously.


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