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HCX Campus Cutie: Nick Allport

Ladies, prepare to be swept off your feet by thrill seeker and ultimate gem, Nick Allport. Founder of Exeter Longboarding Society, and recently back from a year abroad in the Russian city of Yaroslavl (yes, it is a real place), Nick is certainly no ‘basic b*tch’.

Name: Nick Allport

Year: 4th year

Course: Russian with French

Relationship Status: Single as a stale pringle


Describe yourself in 3 words.

Kooky, funkalicious, engaging.

What’s your idea of the perfect date?

Go for a surf, followed by fish ‘n’ chips and drinks on the beach.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Hilary Clinton, you can’t beat that smile. Seriously… Natalie Portman because she’s pretty weird and sexy.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

When I was 13 I made up a secret code language which used numbers instead of letters. I wrote a girl a love letter and sent her the secret code. Although, it must have got lost in the mail because I never got a reply.  

What do you look for in a girl?

She has to match my level of weirdness, be energetic, active and willing to try new things.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Dustin Hoffman – ‘coz he had Rain Man down. Although people say I look like Martin Freeman.

Have you ever managed to cock block yourself?

I once told a girl I could smell the wine on her breath. And pretending it’s your first time is never funny.

What’s at the top of your bucket list?

To skydive without an instructor.

If you could time warp yourself to any point in history when would it be, who would you hang out with?

The dinosaur era because velociraptors are badass and I would train them.

Any strong beliefs?

David Mitchell should be Prime Minister.

Fun fact.

I set up a longboard making company called Astronaut Boards.


Quick fire questions

Blonde or brunette? Brunette

TP or Cavern? Cavern

Would you rather be covered in feathers or scales? Feathers. So I could soar like an eagle.

Starter or dessert? Starter

Board shorts or budgie smugglers? Budgie smugglers

Beyoncé or Taylor? Beyoncé

Hard or soft? Soft. We’re talking about pillows right?


Thanks Nick, its been…weird!

4th year International Relations and French student. Recently back from a year abroad in Paris.
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