Her Campus Profile: Dianne Victor

Dianne is one of our newest writers at Her Campus York U. I had the privilege of asking her a couple interesting questions. She talks about herself, her friends, and her big move to Canada from the Philippines.

Name: Dianne Yvonne Victor

Age: 20

Program: Communication Studies (minor in Arts, Media, Performance and Design)

Hometown: Cavite, Philippines

Describe yourself in 3 words: Quiet. Imaginative. Weird.

 

 

Do you have any siblings? If you do, what kind of relationship do you have with them?

I have an older brother and we have a weird way of showing our love for each other. We’re definitely not the clingy kind of siblings but we do sweet stuff for each other randomly or without the other person knowing (and he’s lowkey protective).

Tell us about your best friends.

The thing with moving so much is that you make a bunch of friends in different places. The common trait I’ve noticed with all my closest friends is that most of them are all louder and more outgoing than I am. I guess we balance each other out in that way.

Give us three interesting facts about you.

I hate chili peppers and anything spicy. I’m kind of obsessed with Marvel movies. I lived in the Philippines before moving to Canada two years ago.

What made you go into writing?

I’ve always enjoyed reading and thought I was a pretty decent writer, so I decided to give it a shot.

Who inspires you the most?

My mom. And Michelle Obama.

What has being a part of Her Campus taught you so far?

To speak your mind and that what you say matters. It’s been such a joy to be a part of Her Campus where you can grow your skills and be inspired by everyone else that you’re working with.

What is your goal in life?

To do something that makes me happy. I haven’t figured out what that is just yet.

Do or did you own any pets?

I grew up with a Labrador named Lassie when I was little but he passed away a long time ago. I’ve always wanted to own another dog but the timing is just never right. Hopefully some time in the near future! For now, I have my succulents to look after.

What type of novels do you enjoy reading?

I love reading adventure novels and YA fiction. I guess Harry Potter and Narnia got me started on it when I was a kid. I also read the occasional non-fiction book regarding poetry, spirituality, feminism, and racism.

Who’s your favourite author?

I don’t think I’ve found one yet. I’m always open to recommendations though!

What skill would you like to master?

It would be cool to master another language. Something like Japanese, or maybe French since I’m in Canada.

What would your perfect house be like?

I’ve always liked the idea of having a cozy apartment in the city with a nice view. I love seeing the city lights at night so a big window is a must!

What is your favourite drink?

Fresh Lemonade is the best but I have coffee every morning before I can function properly.

 

 

What songs have you completely mesmerized?

A LOT! I like to sing and I listen to a lot of music. Somehow I’m able to memorize songs pretty quickly.

What city would you most want to live in?

I’ve always been fascinated with New York since I was little (I’ve never been) but I’m loving Toronto so much. Definitely one of the two.

 

Where do you usually go when you have time off?

I love exploring! If I’m feeling up to it, I would either look for a new restaurant or cafe to try out. Honestly, most times I just end up in my room to sleep or play guitar.

 

If I were to ask your friends to describe you, what would they say?

One time, my friends threw me a surprise party where they actually answered this question. I was told that I was very quiet yet reliable and trustworthy. Oh, and that I love to eat a lot (way more than they expected).

 

What would you like to change about the society we live in?

I think that there’s a lot of pressure for us to act or look a certain way. Somehow, we should’ve reached our goals by the time we’re in our 20s, otherwise we’ve failed. Some of it is fueled by social media and how everything must look pretty and likeable but it’s not always real. I’d like people to be more authentic and honest about themselves and just be kinder to everyone.

What’s the best thing you got from your parents?

Life lessons. My mother taught me the importance of hardwork and humility.  To always remember where you came from and what got you to where you are now. These are more valuable than any material thing I have.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

Selah.

 

 

Being part of Her Campus, you meet amazing people who come from all over the world. Dianne is a great addition to Her Campus and she has proven herself through her writing. She’s great example of how important it is for someone to do something that makes them happy. So exciting to see what she has in store for the future!

All photos courtesy of Dianne Victor.

 

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