10 participants, 11 tattoos, 10 cats, 7 piercings, 7 dogs, 4 fish, 1 bird, 1 rabbit and one big dream; to conquer the 2017 Liquorish Adventure. Among our ranks this year we have manager, a cleaner and a couple of accountants for good measure. One suffers from claustrophobia, one is scared of water and another has not yet learnt how to swim.
With a quarter of them suffering from a fear of heights and the entire team hosting a general aversion to any creepy crawlers, one thing is for certain - this year's group is surely one to be remembered.
A full-time accountant and a part-time model with a fondness for cooking, Brunella is a natural on the screen. She considers working out an essential part to any good day - in fact she adores extreme sports and this is one of the reasons why she has applied for Liquorish, apart from it being her all-time favourite show. Having watched most editions, what pushed Brunella to pick this edition to apply? Having only recently finished her ACCA, an achievement she is extremely proud of, she feels that is currently in a better position to pursue her heart's desires.
Bubbly and spontaneous, Claire likes nothing more than enjoying the simple things in life. An avid traveler, she has journeyed to India on a voluntary work assignment. Emitting a charismatic attitude, Claire admits to having a very sensitive side to her, a stark contrast to her generally adventurous and daring disposition. So great is her thirst for thrill that she doesn't hesitate to accept a challenge to swim with sharks - against a prize of course. Admittedly, winning Liquorish is not a priority for Claire however she is adamant that she will be giving this memorable adventure her all.
The winner of the Coke Zero Liquorish Impossible Adventure 2016, Clayton is the first Liquorish 2017 participant to be announced. A science programme developer and Local Councillor, Clayton has his hands full on a good day. Extremely eager to experience the survival challenges Liquorish has to offer this year, Clayton admits to an internal struggle at the prospect of being without his camera, music player and headphones which are an essential part of his day-to-day routine.
Tall, blonde and toned, Daniel strikes you as the typical posh lad, when in fact the young pilot-in-training hails from a quiet town in the Southern part of Malta. Daniel has no airs and graces - he prides himself on being a humble and sensible young man. A self-confessed free-spirit and lover of adventure and extreme challenges, he believes he has a good shot at winning this year's edition of Liquorish, and we bet this will also include the hearts of the young female audience.
Young and carefree, Elisia has 3 great loves in her life; sleeping, eating and doting on her 7-year old daughter Duda, her beloved feline friend. Elisia's idea of a perfect day involves lazing in bed with her cat, watching series and eating her way through the fridge. The question arises - did Elisia know what she was getting herself into when she applied for Liquorish? Very well in fact - despite her particular selection of hobbies, she adores travelling and loves nothing better than making people laugh. In short, Elisia's involvement with Liquorish shall surely involve tears - either due to the audiences' reaction to her antics or her own when she experiences the challenges ahead.
Forming one half of the iconic local dance duo that see to Malta's largest dance school, Daron is a personality that requires no introduction. With dance being a lifestyle more than a full-time job, Daron has little time to dedicate to anything else, but he makes an exception for travelling, shopping and spending some quality time with his 2 pet dogs and husband of 2 years, Felix, himself an ex-Liquorish participant. His personal travels have seen him fly through most continents and Daron is positively fearless of the challenges awaiting him - but concedes that the prospect of not showering for a considerable period of time is definitely not appealing.
Despite being the oldest participant at the age of 56, Marco possesse the untameable spirit of a 20-year old. His collection of tattoos on display on his body act as a representation of his strong morals and ideals. Marco's greatest passion is his hometown of B'kara; he is an avid supporter of his local football club and the patron saint Saint Helen, to whom he is extremely devoted to.
Caring and considerate, Roxanne does not immediately strike you as the adventurous type. In fact, Roxanne's greatest fear involves cockroaches and she insists she would not dream of sharing a room with the insect for a $1,000,000 - we tried! Despite this, beneath her timid demeanor is a girl very eager to learn and try out new things. In truth, Roxanne has already traveled beyond the borders of Europe and has seen both America and Canada. Although she is in the dark as to what challenges Liquorish will be imposing on this year's contestants, she will be bringing a memory of her late grandfather to give her the strength needed to push forward.
Is it Pawla? Nope, it's Stephanie, but we get the resemblance! A self-confessed joker, Stephanie's favorite accessory is her smile without which she is rarely seen. Stephanie has devoted most of her life towards her family and the upbringing of her two children, now young adults, and her job as a saleswoman in a confectionery store. Although she has rarely traveled away from our shores, Stephanie is one determined lady who does not easily shy away from a challenge - we say mid-life crisis done right!
Having travelled very little and unable to read or swim, Shawn is one of the most unlikely selections for Liquorish, 2017. A cleaner and a proud father of a young boy, Kayden, Shawn has a great dislike for mice and has a great fear of heights. Having aspired to be one of the Liquorish finalists for the past few years, Shawn's dream is now very close to fulfilment. Ready to overcome the stumbling blocks in his life and determined to emerge at the top of his game, Shawn is looking forward to taking the coveted Liquorish trophy home to his son.
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GET ANDREA'S LOOK
Feeling inspired by Andrea's look? This is how you can make it your own. Attire & Accesories: Elisabetta Franchi by Dizz Group /Footwear: Darmanin Footwear /Official Liquorish Photographer: Bernard Polidano Face-care Products: Yon-Ka Malta /Make-up Products: M·A·C by Debenhams Malta /Hair Design: John & Yvette - Hair Design /Styling & Make-up: Natasha Polidano /
Malta's most-awaited adventure-reality TV show is finally back to fill your Monday nights with impossible adventures, Maltese spirit and survival challenges in a new location.
With 10 new dare-devils participanting in this year's edition, Liquorish 2017 is packed to the brim with a thirst for new discoveries and breath-taking views of our mystery destination to provide a visual feast and an entertaining treat for its TV audiences.
Would you like to indulge in a Liquorish marathon before the new episodes air? Enjoy what the latest editions had to offer by following this link: https://vimeo.com/liquorish
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