Gino Lidder

Name: Gino Lidder

Hometown: Cranford, United Kingdom

Major: Forensic Chemistry

Year: Junior

Relationship Status: Taken by Jennifer Pham

Involvement on campus: Try and make it to events on campus

Coming from London, are there any American customs that you had to adjust to?

Surprisingly a lot, which includes: privileges of getting picked up by a school bus, our way of saying an eraser is a rubber which was an awkward moment when asking for one and calling the trash can a bin.

What is your favorite thing about VCU? Why did you choose to come here?

The diversity in people but not just culturally but their opinions. I chose to come here because my first bunch of friends I met when I first got to USA went to VCU, and when I actually got here I fell in love with pretty much everything especially because I prefer the city, and if you venture out a bit to say Belle Isle it's far different from city life, so you have a bit of everything.

Favorite place in Richmond?

Belle Isle, it’s a great escape from everything.

What do you first notice in a girl?

The first thing would probably be her smile.

Favorite pick-up line? 

Never personally used it but - I want to stick my half-blood prince inside your chamber of secrets, and release the prisoner of azkaban to give you the deathly hallows.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

My mum’s side was born in Kenya; my Dad’s side was born in Fiji and great grandparents from India.

Who is your greatest influence or role model?

Stuck between Alex Turner and Russell Brand

What do you like to do for fun?


What are 5 things you can’t live without?

Friends, Family, The Arctic Monkeys, education and of course my girlfriend I’d be foolish not to mention her (Jennifer Pham)

Where can we find you on a Saturday night?

Downtown or Uptown

Which celebrity would you choose to play you in the movie of your life?

Clint Eastwood

What is your biggest fear?


What is the best advice you ever received?

Be yourself

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Sarcastic, clumsy, sincere