Team BAZAAR Picks Their Perfect Dinner Guest For Christmas

We posed this age old question to our editorial team: Who is one person, dead or alive, that you would want to invite to Christmas dinner?

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Kenneth Goh, Editor-in-Chief

I would love to invite Jean Paul Gaultier because he has such a great and large personality and persona, a great zest for life, and I have adored his fashion like forever. Would love to know more about his take on love, life and what makes this enfant terrible tick.

Charmaine Ho, Executive Editor

I didn’t even have to think hard for this one: David Bowie. Am still reeling about his demise last year.

Windy Aulia, Senior Fashion Editor

Blame it on my current fervour for Netflix’s The Crown, my fantasy VIP guest would be Queen Elizabeth II. I would ask numerous questions about the accuracy of Claire Foy‘s portrayal of her as well as her true feelings about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s Cinderella twist.

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Queen Elizabeth visiting the Naval Yard

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Annabelle Fernandez, Sub Editor

Oprah — Who else can better bring out all the feels… and hopefully surprise everyone with some of her favourite things at the end of the party?

Gerald Tan, Associate Fashion News Editor

Everyone knows I am a huge fan of Ayumi Hamasaki, but during the height of my J-pop obsession I also listened to music by Namie Amuro. If Hamasaki is the Empress of J-pop, then Amuro is the original Queen whose R&B-infused, dance tracks never failed to get me moving. In September this year, Amuro announced she will be retiring in 2018, closing the lid on a career that spans 25 years. Who better to have at my Christmas party than Amuro herself? A celebratory toast is definitely in order!

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Dana Koh, Lifestyle Editor

Steve Jobs. The Apple man was so ahead of his time, so boldly non-judgmental, and craved improvement so relentlessly… and he got the scientific community to believe that intuition is more powerful than intellect. I might end up rudely ignoring everyone else at the table but being able to pick this tech visionary’s brain would make this the most valuable dinner ever.

Joyce Cheo, Senior Beauty Writer

The one person I’d love to invite to dinner is Ellen DeGeneres. Throughout her career, she has always advocated having empathy and being nice to other people and I’d love to welcome such a genuinely kind soul into my home. Here’s the Youtube video of the best moments on her show in 2017:

Pakkee Tan, Senior Digital Writer

After watching all nine seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race on a binge run, I think there’s no one I would like better than Mama RuPaul (in all her drag glory) at my Christmas dinner table. Wit, charm all-around fabulosity, and heart? There’s no better combination than that!

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Gracia Phang, Fashion Stylist

Prince George and Princess Charlotte, of course! Kids are way more fun. I know it says one VIP guest, but they are two little ones… so, two little ones = one adult person? And two is definitely better than one.

Hanan Haddad, Digital Writer

Even though there are so many people I would like to have over to pick their brains and have meaningful conversations on this festive night, I would actually want the ultimate domestic goddess herself, Nigella Lawson to be my guest-of-honour in hopes that she will bring her famous sticky toffee pudding or perhaps her lemon tendercake with blueberry compote. Let’s be honest, if I’m the host, most likely nothing much on the table is edible, hence, Nigella will be the perfect guest to come to the rescue!

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