Behind-the-Scenes with Kelly Gale

MY DREAM JOB
I am a passionate cook and have always dreamed of working with food. (According to my friends and family, I’m great at it.) I make my own breakfast every morning, and I'm most likely cooking a three-course dinner on a Friday night. Food—dark chocolate especially—is something that will always make me happy. In the future I’d love to go to culinary school, write cookbooks and perhaps even open my own health-food café.

WALK IT OFF, SHE SAYS
I’m dedicated to having a happy and healthy lifestyle, and part of that means I walk a lot. And I’m a superfast walker. Most people don’t love that about me because I refuse to take a cab or public transportation unless I’m running late or it’s freezing outside.

QUIT DRONING ON
Small talk bores me. I won't start a conversation I have no interest in having—and I never pretend to be interested when I’m not. I’m honest and real. In other words, I won’t say “I love your shoes” unless I actually love the shoes. Also, don’t ask me how much I get paid or anything about makeup or clothing trends. I don’t care about trends.

THE DOWNSIDE TO HAVING A "SOCIAL" LIFE
It’s easy to paint a nice picture of your life in the Instagram era, but we’re now witnessing how that behavior negatively affects young women. What you see and read isn’t always the truth, and there's a huge problem today with young girls’ egos and how they relate to what they see on social media. Unfortunately, this probably won’t change until social media becomes outdated.

DON'T FORGET THE WHITE WINE
Growing up on Sweden’s west coast, I learned how to fish and prepare my catch, which I still do when I go back home. Right now I’m obsessed with grilling a whole fish, like a branzino, stuffed with lemon, capers, garlic, chili and parsley and serving it with grilled vegetables. Sushi is also a guilty pleasure of mine.

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