21 Questions with Manon Derrien

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 13:05
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Roller Princess Manon Derrien is carving the way for women in Roller sport and is already excited for next year’s FISE World Series – and the last season of Game of Thrones. Let’s just call her the real-life Daenerys.
 
After she won the overall 2018 FISE World Series Women’s Roller title, we caught up with Manon to learn a little bit more about the woman off the blades. 
 
 

Favourite stop on the 2018 FISE World Series tour?  

Hiroshima, because it was my first time in Japan. 
 

Favourite way to spend your free time?  

Spending time with my friends! 
 

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?  

Most of the time I wear children shoes... 
 

Would you rather stay in a 5-star hotel or camp under the stars?  

Depends on the moment but I would say a camp under the stars! 
 

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?  

I would love to visit every single place in Japan! 
 

One thing you could never give up?  

Falling on my butt / cleaning spots with it! 
 

If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would you invite?  

Freddy Mercury, Etta James and my Grandpa (I would love to show him who I have become). 
 

What current trend don’t you like?  

I have no idea! 
 

What is your comfort food?  

Bread & French cheese 
 

Fill in the blank: The best thing that happened in 2018 was ___: 

Adding women to the Roller Freestyle World Cup in the FISE World!!! 
 

Favourite time of year?  

Spring, because it means contest time and that I’m going to see my friends there! Also because the weather is much better! 
 

Favourite toy you had as a child?  

My big brothers! 
 

Biggest challenge so far?  

Develop my sport for women and make them want to try! 
 

Who got you into skating?  

My friends from school. 
 

Describe your perfect day:  

Waking up early, having a big breakfast, big session with my friends, party and then why not – karaoke! 
 

If you could be anyone or anything for one day, who/what would you be?   

Julien Cudot, I could learn all of his tricks (spins) and I could do it by myself after one day (or at least a few!). 
 

Sweet or salty?  

Salty. 
 

What makes you angry?  

People who throw away their garbage / plastic bags /cigarette butts everywhere… 
 

What was the last item you purchased?  

A cuddly toy for my friends’ baby ;-) 
 

Most romantic date you’ve been on?  

No one comes to mind... 
 

What are you most excited for next year?  

The FISE World Series 2019 and… The last season of Game of Thrones! 
 
You can watch Manon take on the Roller scene on her Instagram.