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The model turned podcaster on upgrading her garden to botanical proportions, hosting a ‘fire’ festival and picking her restaurants off TikTok

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I bought my first property in south London! I just moved in last year after renovating. I live there with my boyfriend Lancey [Foux, the rapper].

Where do you stay when you’re in London?

I love the Dorchester hotel, the rooms are so grand and I feel like royalty. I’m also obsessed with the lobster bisque on the room service menu.

The Dorchester

Where would you recommend for a first date?

A good escape room — you need to know if the person you’re on a date with can withstand an apocalypse or break out from prison.

What’s the best meal
you’ve had?

Wow, this is so hard because I bloody love eating out. Most recently though it has to be the TikTok viral sensation Mexican Meat Head in Camden with my boyfriend. The birria tacos were amazing!

What would you do if you were Mayor for the day?

I would fund the world’s biggest festival in London with the most fire line up — of course Bree Runway and Lancey Foux would be headliners.

What’s your favourite
beauty spot?

Root 1 on Garratt Lane in Tooting, south London. Its treatments are the only thing that saved my hair from being completely damaged by modelling.

What makes someone
a Londoner?

There’s a certain charm a true Londoner has that can’t be replicated. Also, you have to agree that the Central line during rush hour is as close to hell as you can humanly get.

Who is the most iconic Londoner?

It’s a tie between that guy with the spiked hair who works for TfL or Vivienne Westwood for me.

What’s your biggest extravagance?

My vintage collection. I’ve been collecting since I was 16, buying Ralph Lauren blazers off eBay and now have some priceless pieces from some of my favourite designers. My most prized has to be my Dior by Galliano jewellery collection.

If you could buy any building and live there, which would it be?

One of the buildings in Kew Gardens because I’d have the best garden ever — it’s also my favourite place to go with my mum so would be amazing to walk with her there every day.

Which podcasts are you currently obsessed with?

I love binging on The Receipts Podcast because the girls are so relatable and funny, it feels like a catch up with girlfriends. Also Laid Bare with my girl Oloni — I love the sex-positive attitude.

Who do you call when you want to have fun?

One of my best friends, Tej Obano. He’s an amazing actor with a big personality and knows a million people — he always has a motive for me, some that involve jollof rice, aka my favourite kind.

‘Role Model with Leomie Anderson’ is available on Apple, Spotify and other podcast platforms