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25 Questions with Lisa Oldfield

Tech mogul, animal lover and real housewife of Sydney, Lisa Oldfield is no stranger to the spotlight or controversy. We were lucky enough to chat to her about fashion pet peeves, riding a dragon and so much more.

What’s the first thing you thought when you woke up this morning?

Oh shit, I’m still here!

What are you excited about?

My kids, Game of Thrones, ALDI special offers.

If you could invite three people (alive or dead), who would they be?

Albert Jacka, Gen. George Patton III and Theodore Roosevelt.

What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you?

Inadvertently, receiving an enema on a waterslide at Wet n Wild. Well, my kids thought that was the funniest thing ever.

What is one rule that your kids consistently ignore?

Get dressed! They seem to revel in nudity in every type of weather.

If you could be a character on Games of Thrones, who would you be?

Bronn.

Shoot, shag or marry: Cersei Lannister, Jamie Lannister or Jon Snow?

Shoot Cersei.

Shag Jamie.

Marry Jon.

Besides you, who should we be following on Instagram?

Rhys Darby.

What’s the best surprise that you have ever pulled off?

I faked my own death once. It was certainly a surprise for my ex-boyfriend when he discovered I was alive 7 months later.

It’s Monday morning, you’re off to work and a dragon just landed on your doorstep. You can’t sell it or give it away. What would you do?

Ride it like I stole it yelling “Dracarys” in my best high Valyrian and frying every f#!ker that is not overtaking in the right hand lane.

What’s your most and least favourite thing about yourself?

I love my empathy.

I hate my temper.

Favourite swear word?

C*nt.

Do you have any fashion pet peeves?

Velvet, leg o’ mutton sleeves and hoochie mama dresses.

If you could ban any fashion item, what would it be?

Crocs and Birkenstocks!

What is one lie you have told that everyone believed?

That I married David Oldfield for sex.

Just kidding!

No one believed that.

The Apocalypse is coming very soon! What five items would you grab?

Guns, water, food, first aid kit and jewellery.

If you could save only one animal from the Apocalypse, what would it be?

My snake Shelly!

What’s the best and worst aspect of being a Real Housewife of Sydney?

The best thing is having a public profile to champion the things you are passionate about. In my case, marriage equality and animal welfare.

The worst is having to put up with my moronic and vindictive cast mates for three months a year.

What have you learnt from being a Real Housewife of Sydney?

That people take their reality TV far too seriously.

What is the weirdest place you’ve been recognised?

In the change room at David Jones. This lady kept wanting to chat to me whilst I had my head stuck in a dress!

You have been in the tech business for a long time, how come they haven’t asked you to be on Shark Tank Australia?

It’s aired during a family friendly time-slot.

You have the power of time-travelling, where would you go?

St Petersburg pre WWI or the Battles of Crecy, Agincourt and Poitiers.

What’s the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

Roadkill.

Champagne or Cider?

Champagne, I can’t believe you needed to ask that!

What is one piece of advice that you would give to your 16-year-old self?

Only start worrying when they stop talking about you.

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About Rachel Lui

Rachel Lui
Rachel Lui loves her passion for fashion and her addiction for books. You'll probably see her head buried in a book for the whole day. On the other hand, she's very curious to the point where she could be asking questions all day. That's probably why she developed her own column, 10 Questions.

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