The bubbly actress, Ayesha Omer, plays a round of our Toss Up. She is her candid best as she talks to us about everything from her fitness regime, her favourite style stars and even digs deep to tell us something nobody else knows about her!
1- What’s your favourite exercise?
I don’t exercise at all, but my favourite is cycling as I joined a spin class before my accident. Due to the accident however, I won’t be exercising for a while now.
2- Who do you think is the best dressed fashionista in Pakistan?
The people whose sense of style I admire, for always thinking out of the box and trying new things are: Meesha Shafi, Zahra Khan, Ayesha Noon, and Feeha Jamshed.
3- What’s the best activity when home on a rainy day?
I like going out on rainy days, but if I were home then I’d sit outside on the patio with a cup of tea or sit by the window and listen to some good music or maybe talk to a friend on the phone.
4- What’s your favourite fashion trend of all-time?
Crop tops and high-waist flared jeans.
5- If you had to choose another career, what would it be?
6- If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?
Beyoncé or Michael Jackson? I like the adrenaline rush that singers get. I can’t pinpoint one person but definitely someone who’s either traveling the world or making the world a better place. The first person that came to mind was actually Edhi. He accomplished so many amazing and challenging things for our country.
7- What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up on?
My bedroom — it’s my sanity and peace. Giving up on my space would be tough. Also, I ‘d never want to give up on being able to make my own food choices or give up any of the people I love, especially my family and friends.
8- What quality do you dislike in people?
I can’t stand people who are constantly trying to impress others, or people who talk about themselves and/or their professions all the time.
9- What do you miss most about your childhood?
I had different stresses at that time but I miss the simplicity of childhood. Everything was laid out for you and it wasn’t ever complicated. I miss the discipline and the routine that I had back then. Life is so erratic now.
10- Tell me about the worst punishment you had when you were a child?
My mother was a very strict parent and I had a lot of rules, but I wasn’t punished as such. I do remember having to eat porridge every morning, which I couldn’t stand. My punishments involved eating something unpleasant, having to apologize to my brother 100 times after one of our fights, not being able to watch my favourite TV program or not being able to play with a friend.
11- Who do you envy?
I’m inspired by people and hope to be someone who isn’t ever stressed. I’m always stressed and envy people who just take things as they come. Like certain people fall asleep anywhere, at anytime! I really envy that. I also envy people who take out time to do what they want and get away from their daily life or work without feeling any guilt. Focus and good decision-making are also skills I envy.
12- What scares you the most and why?
I fear losing the people I love or causing grief to someone. I would never want anyone to be unhappy because of me.
13- Which is your favourite part of the human face and why?
The eyes and mouth because they communicate a lot.
14- Favourite snack?
Nuts, dark chocolate or fruit.
15- If you could get one tattoo what would it be and where?
I don’t want a tattoo because I don’t know what I would want on my body for the rest of my life! Temporary tattoos for sure, but nothing permanent.
16- What is your favourite thing to spend money on?
Food and clothes!
17- What is your favourite music?
I listen to all sorts of stuff. I’ve grown up listening to old Indian songs, Bulleh Shah’s poetry, qawwalis, Nusrat and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Coke Studio, as well as a variety of DJ’s. I have a different favourite song for all my moods.
18- What is the one thing about you that nobody knows?
I cry easily in sadness or in frustration and that is something I’d like to control or change. Another thing about me is that I love hanging out with kids and animals a lot more than grown up people.
19-What’s the best thing that happened to you this year?
I started understanding myself a little better and faced many realities.