Holidays, films and idols | Any Questions with Shelina Zadorsky

Shelina Zadorsky is next to step up to our random question challenge. One hundred questions to choose from - which ones will the defender pull out?

What is your biggest phobia?

It would be being trapped in a really small space surrounded by loads of bugs, a bit like they do on one of the challenges in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!

I’m not too worried about the small space, it’s just when the bugs come in, that would really freak me out!


What is your favourite holiday destination?

I can’t really narrow this one down to just one answer, so I’m going to say a few. I really enjoyed Bali, which was my most recent holiday that I went on.

Australia is beautiful too, and seeing more of Italy is definitely on my bucket list. I think it’s such a beautiful country - the language, the culture, good coffee, and yeah, I just think it’s a really cool vibe. It’s somewhere that I’ve only really been for football, so I haven’t had a chance to really explore, so that’s something I want to do next.


If you weren’t a footballer, what would you be?

I think I would definitely be involved in sport in some way, whether that’s on the business side, media and marketing, or maybe even recruiting or being a General Manager. I think that stuff all sounds really cool.

I have a psychology degree, so maybe I could have done something on that side of the game too!

Shelina Zadorsky

What is your favourite film?

I would say Shawshank Redemption, it’s such a great film. It’s hard to really nail it down to just one, but if I had to then I would say that.

It’s not a film that I watch all of the time, but when it is on I think you make an effort to sit down and watch it!


What were your best and worst subjects at school?

My best and the one I liked the most was English, and I wasn’t too bad at Maths either, although I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it as much. My worst was easily Physics, I just never got on with it.


What is the best thing about being a footballer?

I think the relationships that you’re able to build with people at the Club, whether that’s teammates, coaching staff, or people around the training ground that you see every day. We’re all working towards the same goal as a collective and trying to win together.

I think on the other side to that, football is demanding, and you do have to sacrifice a lot, whether you’re a player or working in the sport. That could be injuries, or simply being away from your family for long periods of time, so I think that adds to the togetherness collective as well.

Shelina Zadorsky

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

Doing any form of karaoke isn’t something I actively look forward to. I mean, I do enjoy singing in my car on my own, or singing with a group, but it’s not something I enjoy doing on my own. I would pick a Shania Twain song if I had to go up there and sing.

For my initiation here at West Ham, I sang a little bit of Amy Winehouse. I think it’s nice when you have a couple of people that all need to sing on an away trip!


What’s your secret talent?

Funnily enough, this links to the previous question! I’m really good at remembering song lyrics. I love music, and my brain seems to work really well for that.

There’s not many music genres that I don’t like, but at the moment I’m really enjoying listening to Fred Again..


Who’s your idol or who did you look up to growing up?

It sounds really cheesy, but I would say my mum. She’s such a strong woman, and she’s always been my biggest supporter.

She’s travelled around the world to watch me play and the effort she puts into our family is so inspiring. 


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