Jess Holland

I used to work for thelondonpaper, where the nicest person I ever interviewed was Stephen Gately from Boyzone (he kept saying, “Oh, Jessica!”) and the least nice was Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys (he didn’t say anything). Now I write book reviews and features for the Observer, celebrity interviews for Wonderland, film pieces for Little White Lies, and work for some websites and newspapers in the USA and Middle East. I am trying to stop falling in love with interviewees, but it’s hard.


Age: 28

Twitter: @hollandjess

What I Do, Job-wise: Write

What I Do, Fun-wise: Play roller derby

My Motto: I don’t have a motto but I do sing “Pump, pump, pump it up” to myself in times of need.

My Anti-Motto: “If it’s hot, I’m already over it”: said by someone who will remain nameless.

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: The Karate Kid

My “celebs to make out with” list: Christopher Owens, Taylor Swift, Daniel Day Lewis The Most Played Song On My iTunes: No Surrender, Bruce Springsteen

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Anna Karenina

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Dungaree shorts

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Hair clips

I smell like: Coffee, smog and shampoo? (I have no idea.)

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): No way