Hi Total Girls,
If you’ve ever tried ice skating, then you know just how much practice is involved. Now imagine how much hard work and practice goes into speed skating!
Well, 17-year-old Julia Moore makes it look easy. Julia is ready to represent Australia in short track speed skating at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. This will be the first time Julia has ever competed overseas and she’s so excited to visit Norway and meet new people from all over the world.
Julia will race in the 500m, 1000m and the Mixed Nation Relay and has been training around 20 hours a week in the lead up. Julia is also balancing Year 12 and would love to continue competing internationally. I was so inspired by Julia’s talent that for my Saturday Disney story I decided to dress as her motivational mentor and wear a ‘Team Julia’ jumper that I made all by myself. You can see how proud I am in this photo! GO TEAM JULIA!
I am always inspired by the people I meet during our filming for Saturday Disney. There are so many wonderful people to interview. During our shoot for The Sound of Music, I was surrounded by the most remarkable performers. Over 1000 kids auditioned to be part of this musical and I was lucky enough to meet some of the stars of the show. I’ve always thought that the Von Trapp children had the cutest clothes so I thought I’d dress the part for our story. What do you think of my hairdo? I took hair inspiration from the youngest Von Trapp, Gretl.
I also interviewed the very talented adult cast including Amy Lehpamer who stars as Maria, as well as Cameron Daddo who plays the role of Captain Von Trapp. I had the best time backstage with the cast and I felt part of the family by the end of the story, especially because I knew all of the songs in the musical. Now I just need to work on my dance moves...the Do Re Mi scene was quite fast-paced but I think after a few more rehearsals I’ll have it all worked out. I can’t wait for you to see my story!
It’s the start of a new year so it’s a great time to realise your talents! It could be anything from bowling to beatboxing to ballet. Let your talent shine this month and let me know if you come up with anything that you never knew you could do!
Until next time, keep smiling!
Love Candice xx
PS: Saturday Disney is on Channel 7 from 6am-7am and then we switch over to 7TWO from 7am-9am.