SO Best Cocktails With of 2012
They are fabulous, fierce, beautiful — with intelligence to boot. And in a year when The Rock celebrated its Golden Anniversary, we've sipped cocktails with 51 charming women who've shared their personal journeys with SO. We have shortlisted our 12 favourite responses to the question: "Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?"
Jenna Wolfe, national correspondent for NBC's Today; co-anchor TODAY, Weekend Edition (with coanchor Lester Holt). July 29, 2012
"If I'm not still here at the Today Show or on Saturday Night Live or the like, I'd like to be living on a beach in the islands, working as a personal trainer or waterski instructor or stand-up comic at some resort down there willing to employ me."
Adrienne Bailon, actress and singer, February 5, 2012
... "Hopefully with a more established career. I'm starting a nail polish line and a clothing line, so I see myself as an entrepreneur by that time. Hopefully I'm married with kids, too."
Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2012, May 20, 2012
"In 10 years I see myself as a very successful businesswoman. married with a beautiful family, and and continuing to do charity work and being an inspiration for those who follow my work.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, actress, August 26, 2012
"I don't know for sure, but I know I will be more successful. That much I know."
Leonie Forbes, legendary actress and broadcaster, August 19, 2012
"I would like to read audio books as long as the teeth are in place, the eyes are behaving, and the tongue is under control. For a couple of years in Canada, that is what I was doing. I would like if I settle off doing that — books for the sight-impaired."
Barbara Blake Hannah, author, documentarian, journalist, Jamaica Reggae Festival founder April 22, 2012
"Playing with my grandchildren. Full stop."
Nancy Dell'Olio, attorney-at-law/socialite March 11, 2012
"I'll be around the world, not in any one particular country."
Gisel Calvillo, MAC PRO senior artist, September 23, 2012
"I have been dabbling more into painting because I am also an abstract painter. I think I am opening myself up more to sharing my art with people, so hopefully I will showcase at a gallery in Paris. I know it's ambitious."
Sedene Blake, Pulse model, September 9, 2012
"Doing some acting. That's what I'm looking at for my future, getting a good part in a movie. I also want to be in business."
Delpha Ramos (left); Dana Cooper, model scouts, March 25, 2012
Delpha: "Still scouting for Elite North America, but maybe coming home to a few children as well as a fabulous husband." Dana: "Married with two children and still being inspired by new faces for the modelling industry."
Christina Cox, regional sales manager for Ippolita, December 16, 2012
"I live my life by three mottos: the first is, go big or go home; the second is, live or everyone goes on vacation; and the third is, do what you love and the money will follow. That's where I'll be in 10 years."
Yomi Abiola, contributing editor at Vogue Italia, June 3, 2012
"Well, I am launching a platform — Stand Up For Fashion — which helps to promote the fashion vehicle and the positive aspects of fashion and which at the same time addresses the social issues in the fashion industry. Just watch the space."
Nandi Chin Fernandez, fashion designer, February 12, 2012
"I'd love to have my collections in boutiques across the globe. I'd also love to have already had my ready-towear line and branched off into other areas as well."
Natasha Manley, head of culture for Red Bull UK, January 29, 2012
"I see myself right here in Jamaica, hopefully surrounded by my family and lots of children. I also want to be doing something worthwhile for society."
Estelle Swaray, Grammy Award-winning artiste, June 17, 2012
"In addition to acting, producing and directing, I need to do three more albums in the next five years as well."
Mica Paris, soul songstress, reality TV host, February 26, 2012
"Ten years from now, I’ll probably be the same — still cooking and singing and hopefully, God willing, in Vegas. That would be nice. A couple of months in Vegas, you don’t move, everybody comes to you, that would be cool."
Elise Foster-Dublin, deputy mayor of Highland Park in New Jersey, January 8, 2012
"I want to be able to move back to Jamaica and retire."
Linzi Stoppard, one-half of UK electric violinist band FUSE, January 22, 2012
"We would have put out a few more FUSE albums and hopefully, I would have started a family as well. And I would love to do some more film work."
Chantal Zaky, Miss Universe Jamaica 2012, May 27, 2012
"I pray to be a successful entrepreneur and hopefully in a loving, supportive relationship and setting goals for the next 10 years."
Korto Momolu, fashion designer, December 9, 2012
"I'll be building my empire. I'll be an established designer in multiple stores across the globe with an expanded brand that will include houseware and a line for children."