Jess Darrah . Uptown Saint John COTW . July 5-9

No, it's not only her hair…though that's pretty cool! Jess can act and sing and just rocks all around. This uptown girl answers some questions… here 'ya go…

Where were you born?

Fredericton, New Brunswick.

What was your breakthrough moment/favourite performance?

I auditioned for Canadian Idol Season 5 and made it to the top 100!! I was blown away! I was so nervous in front of the judges I had to SIT ON THE FLOOR!!!! My knees were jelly! I didn't quite make it on TV. But it opened up an opportunity here in Saint John! I started at the Phoenix Dinner Theater and got a wonderful amount of stage experience and finally was comfortable to perform on my own!

Where do you work?…and for how long?

In the winter months, I am a snowboard instructor up at Poley Mountain. I have been an instructor for 6 years. It's the best job on the planet!

What do you like best about uptown Saint John?

I love the boardwalk uptown. The only place I want to be on a bright sunny day. It's nice to take a run so close on the Harbor passage too!!!

Who is your favourite musician?

My fav musician is a hard one to pin point. But forever and always I have loved Jim Cuddy. <3

What place on earth inspires you?

The Rockey Mountains are amazing. They inspire me in so many ways. I am also a HUGE fan of being on the water. I love surfing on the ocean or wake boarding on the river.

What do you like to eat for breakfast?

My favorite breakfast is poached eggs on multi-grain toast…. not forgetting the side of fresh fruit!!

Spring? Summer? Winter? Fall?

I love my snowboarding in the winter, the colors of the fall, the smell of Spring and all my fun summer sports <3

Favourite quote?

Love is giving someone the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to.

What is your favourite hangout uptown?

I really enjoy Cougars Lounge, and the live entertainment at Peppers Pub.

What is your favourite thing to wear?

Anything that comes from my sister's closet!!!! She has an amazing sense of style and fashion.

Describe yourself in three words.

Energetic and Laid Back…. all at the same time! lol.

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