WHO'S WHO: NICOLE THAM, Student and Catwalk princess

PUBLISHED: 10:55 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:48 07 September 2010

Nicole receives her trophy and earns a place in the final of Miss Top Model UK.

Nicole receives her trophy and earns a place in the final of Miss Top Model UK.

Nicole Tham is a student at Westminster Kingsway College. She lives on Adelaide Road in Swiss Cottage and won the Catwalk Live modelling competition to win a place in the final of Miss Top Model UK. She is also set to appear in a film called Catwalk. Ho

Nicole Tham is a student at Westminster Kingsway College. She lives on Adelaide Road in Swiss Cottage and won the Catwalk Live modelling competition to win a place in the final of Miss Top Model UK. She is also set to appear in a film called Catwalk.

How long have you lived in Swiss Cottage?

I have lived here for 17 years - my whole life.

What do you like about the area?

I like having the Swiss Cottage leisure centre next door and being so close to the Hampstead Theatre. I haven't had time to go to any plays there recently but I love it when I do go. I also love going to all the local cinemas with family and friends.

What's the worst thing about the area?

I don't dislike anything about Swiss Cottage. There's a lot to do. I've heard there's sometimes trouble at night on the Finchley Road but I've never had any problems with people there.

What is the prettiest part?

Near to the leisure centre there's a football pitch. I often go to the grassy area to relax with friends. We get something to eat and sit there chatting for hours. It's a bit too cold for that at the moment but I'll be back out there as soon as it's warm enough.

Which is your favourite local restaurant?

I love Green Cottage on Finchley Road. It's my favourite Chinese restaurant. I go there a lot, either with friends or family and I always order the roast duck with crispy pork and white rice.

Where is the best place to go out for the evening?

I'm too young to go to bars and clubs so I usually head with friends to the O2 Centre. We'll go and eat at Yo Sushi first and then head over to the cinema for a late movie.

What is missing from the area?

Definitely good clothes shops. I don't really shop for clothes around here. If I want to buy something I head to the West End - there's more choice in town. I like Jane Norman and Morgan De Toi - but they don't have those shops around here.

If you had £1million to spend, what would you do with it?

I'd buy a house to live in with my family. I'd share it with my mum, my grandma, my brother Oliver and my boyfriend, Kevin. It would be huge, and right next door to Primrose Hill.


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