Sarah Grace: 5 Things To Know About The 15-Year-Old Powerhouse On ‘The Voice’

Sarah Grace is one to watch this season on ‘The Voice.’ As season 15 continues, get up to speed on all things Sarah Grace. Here’s what you need to know!

The Voice season 15 is underway, and Sarah Grace has emerged as a frontrunner. The 15-year-old singer from Texas, who is on Team Kelly, has wowed us week after week with her stellar performances. So, who is Sarah Grace? Check out these 5 essential facts about the singer.

1. Her first vocal lesson was with Kelly Clarkson! Sarah has been singing her entire life, but she admitted to Parade that she “never had a vocal lesson until I had a vocal lesson with Kelly Clarkson.” Sarah first wowed the judges with her performance of Janis Joplin’s “Ball and Chains” during the blind auditions. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, and Blake Shelton turned their chairs for Sarah, and Sarah ultimately chose Kelly!

2. She can play the trumpet, too! Sarah plays a variety of instruments at her local high school, according to her NBC bio. This girl can do anything!

3. Sarah had synesthesia as a child. Synesthesia is a condition in which she would see colors in response to hearing music.  When she no longer had synesthesia, Sarah decided to pursue a career in music.

4. She’s in a band called Sarah Grace and The Soul. Sarah is in the band with Reagan Kimberly and Daniel Holder. The band was previously known as Campfire Soul. Sarah’s band is described as a “dynamic youth group with a passion for blues, rock, soul, and roots music.”

5. Sarah performed a unique rendition of “Amazing Grace” on The VoiceHer amazing top 10 performance will go down in The Voice history as one of the best. In the middle of her performance, she started playing the trumpet! This spin on the hymn was unlike anything we’d ever heard. This girl is just in high school, people!

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OneSelect goes bust leaving 36,000 customers without an energy supplier

It is the seventh small energy supplier to go under in 2018, compared to only two in the nine years to January this year.

Regulator Ofgem announced today that the Reading-based company, which entered the energy market for households in 2016, has ceased trading.

Customers must now wait for Ofgem to choose a new supplier for their homes, with a spokesperson for the regulator telling The Sun that this will happen within the next two weeks at the latest, but could happen within the next four to five days too.

But under its safety net scheme, no customers will be left without energy and Ofgem is urging customers to not panic and try switching themselves.

Any outstanding credit balances will also be protected, with Ofgem advising customers to take a meter reading and wait for the new supplier to contact them.

Once they've been contacted, customers should ask to be put on the cheapest deal or they can shop around for a cheaper deal instead.

Customers won't be charged exit fees for switching away from their new supplier, Ofgem said.

Philippa Pickford, Ofgem’s interim director for future retail markets, said: "Our message to energy customers with OneSelect is there is no need to worry, as under our safety net we will make sure your energy supplies are secure and your credit balance is protected.

"Ofgem will now choose a new supplier for you, ensure you get the best deal possible.

"Whilst we’re doing this our advice is to ‘sit tight’ and don’t switch. You can rely on your energy supply as normal.

"We will update you when we have chosen a new supplier, who will then get in touch about your new tariff.

"We have seen a number of supplier failures this year and our safety net procedures are working as they should to protect customers."

Customers who have questions should visit Ofgem's website at www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-safety-net.

Or if they need additional support, call Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06 or email them via their webform.

Is it safe to switch to a small energy provider?

Research from Which? has found customers with smaller and medium sized firms like Utility Warehouse, Flow Energy and Octopus Energy are much happier than those with the major firms – and could save a whopping £333 a year by switching.

The biggest risk of choosing a small provider – like OneSelect – is that it goes bust.

But remember that if the firm does go under you won't be cut off, and Ofgem will try and get a new supplier in place as quickly as it can.

Once it has done this, the new firm will contact you – it doesn't have to honour the deal you were on with defunct firm – but under Ofgem rules any credit you have on your account is protected.

If you're unhappy with the new supplier's offer you are free to shop around for a new deal and switch – you won't have to pay any exit fees to leave.

OneSelect is only the latest small energy firm to go bust in recent months –  in mid-November, Extra Energy did the same.

It was then followed by Spark Energy Supply only a few days later.

As a result, Ofgem has announced proposals of stricter rules for new energy suppliers entering the market to protect consumers, and they're expected to come into effect in the late spring next year.


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Olivia Colman on playing royalty in “The Favourite” and “The Crown”

Actress Olivia Colman, known for starring in several popular British TV shows, is getting global praise for her performance as Queen Anne in the historical dark comedy, “The Favourite,” for which she just earned a Golden Globe best actress nomination. She’s also set to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth in the third season of Netflix’s “The Crown.”

Queen Anne, who reigned in the early 1700s, has been largely forgotten by history.  By all accounts, she was a tragic figure – overweight, diseased and often, perhaps understandably, nasty.

But in the hands of Colman, Queen Anne may at last get the recognition she deserves – in Hollywood.

Correspondent Mark Phillips asked the actress, “Is it fun to play that kind of aristocratic, arrogant [ruler]?”

“Yeah, yeah, to play the person furthest removed from you is the most fun,” she replied. “You always find a little bit of you in everybody, I suppose. You sort of have to. You also have to find something that you like in everybody you play, which isn’t always easy.”

Rachel Weisz as Lady Sarah and Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in “The Favourite.”

Colman is a well-known and much-respected English actor but, until now, not an international star. She’s had major roles in TV series that developed followings in the U.S., such as “Broadchurch,” and most recently in the adaptation of John le Carré’s “The Night Manager,” where she played an unlikely spymaster to great acclaim.

But the awards she’s won for “The Favourite,” in which she stars with Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, have brought her career to another level. She’s already won the Best Actress prize at the Venice Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards, and she’s been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Phillips said, “It’s all tiptoeing towards the big award. Do you feel finally you’re getting the recognition that you deserved all along?”

“No. You couldn’t say ‘Finally!'” she laughed. “That sounds horrendous, but when that happens, when you get nominated for something, for me it always comes as a massive surprise … it’s really incredibly exciting.”

Actress Olivia Colman.

It’s probably not something she imagined when she began her TV career doing comedy sketch shows, starring in the BBC’s “Peep Show.”

But her life is about to take another dramatic turn. She’s been cast as the new Queen Elizabeth in the Netflix mega-series, “The Crown.” Claire Foy has played the young queen until now, but as the saga develops and the Queen ages, well, there’s only so much makeup can do.

So, it’s Colman’s turn to ascend to the throne – again.

“You seem to have cornered the market on queens lately,” Phillips said.

“There’s various things that make them different,” Colman said. “I think the only similarity is that queen is in their name, but apart from that, that’s it, that’s where it ends.”

Playing a living queen is a lot different than playing one who’s been dead for 300 years.

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in “The Crown.”

“It’s almost like the die has been cast twice, once by the real Queen Elizabeth, and secondly by the actress who played the younger version of the queen. Does that limit what you can do with it?” asked Phillips.

“Yeah. I can’t play her Welsh!” she laughed.

“Can’t give her another accent?”

“No, I’ve really tried! But it is daunting, it’s the hardest thing I’ve done, I think.”

“Why, because of the responsibility of it, because it’s been defined previously?”

“Yea, because there’s much more ready-made critics, and there’s a thousand of them as opposed to, you know …”

“Millions, I would’ve thought.”

“Yeah, alright!”

Olivia Colman’s Queen Elizabeth in “The Crown” doesn’t stream until later next year. For those who can’t wait for their next royal binge, there’s always “The Favourite” in the meantime. 

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This Is How Kris Jenner Reacted to Finding Out Kim Kardashian Did Ecstasy

In case you missed it (doubtful), Kim Kardashian casually revealed that she’d filmed her sex tape while high on ecstasy during a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. To quote: “I did ecstasy once and I got married, I did it again and I made a sex tape. Like, everything bad would happen.”

And now, Kim’s opening up about how she stopped using drugs—and apparently it all came down to this icon:


“I would tell my mom everything, we always had such a close relationship,” Kim told Busy Philipps on Busy Tonight. “So I would come home and be like, ‘Oh my god, mom, I did ecstasy last night’….She was sitting on top of the washing machine [….] and she was like, ‘You, one day, you’re not going to be able to have babies, you can’t do this, you’re going to ruin yourself!’ Like, she was so upset.”

Kim said Kris was worried she’d “just be this crazy drug addict,” and eventually she agreed. “I just was like, ‘You know what? She’s so right, I’m so over it,'” Kim said. “Like, this is so not me. And I just never did anything again.”

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James Franco & Girlfriend Isabel Pakzad Couple Up at Brooks Brothers Holiday Celebration!

James Franco and girlfriend Isabel Pakzad happily strike a pose together while attending the Brooks Brothers Annual Holiday Celebration held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday (December 09) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 40-year-old actor-director and his 25-year-old girlfriend were joined by Armie Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers, as well as their adorable children Harper and Ford.

Brooks Brothers’ Madison Avenue store was transformed into a winter wonderland to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

James and Isabel have been going strong for almost a year now. They were first photographed together back in December 2017 in New York City.

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Bernanke: U.S. has no system in place to deal with another financial meltdown

Wild swings in the stock market are fueling concerns over a potential new economic slowdown. The Dow plunged more than 550 points Friday, partly in response to rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China after the arrest of the CFO of the tech company Huawei.

It’s been a decade since the last major economic crisis, when about 8.7 million Americans lost their jobs and some of the world’s biggest banks collapsed.

The men who worked behind closed doors in 2008 to stave off another Great Depression (they’re nicknamed the “Three Amigos”) are featured in a new documentary from HBO and Vice, “Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis.” The film delves into what really happened during the financial market meltdown, a crisis caused by irresponsible mortgage lending and a subsequent bubble-burst in the housing market.

Now, 10 years since the Great Recession, they spoke to CBS News about the personal toll the crisis had on them.

“I felt very, very alone and very, very disconsolate,” former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Alex Wagner. “We really felt like we were kind of out on an island there.”

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner admitted to “just having that crushing sense of responsibility and fear.”

His predecessor, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, said, “The scariest times for me were never during the day. We were too busy, we were talking to each other. It would be waking up in the middle of the night.”

“You had nightmares?” asked Wagner

“Oh gosh, yes.”

Bernanke said, “Tim worked in the Treasury on the Asia crisis. Hank was in markets for many years. I was, as an academic I worked on the Great Depression, and so in a way we were prepared, and that was fortuitous. And we were complementary to each other.  But I have to say, it’s not something that, you know – they train for war, but you don’t necessarily wanna be in combat!”

“I didn’t feel particularly prepared,” Geithner laughed. “I think that we had the constant, relentless experience over and over again of facing something that was existential in its effects on people’s lives without being completely confident that we were gonna be able to fix it.”

While some credit them for saving the country from a worst-case scenario, there are those who felt the decision to save the “too big to fail” banks came at the expense of the average American.

Geithner said, “The things that were deeply unpopular and seemed deeply unfair were the necessary, essential thing to prevent damage. It would’ve been dramatically worse for the economy if we had indulged the natural instinct of people, which is to let the thing burn.”

Wagner asked, “The thesis of this project, this documentary, is that the after-effects of the financial crisis led to a rise in populism. Was the financial crisis a tipping point for American populism?”

“Financial crises do tend to lead to populist reactions sometimes, and this didn’t help, obviously,” Bernanke replied. “We had a crisis, we had a Great Recession. But we’ve had structural issues in the United States for many, many years, at least 30 or 40 years – increasing inequality, declining ability for people to get ahead.”

It’s an inequality that still persists. For example, black home ownership is at levels not seen since the era of segregation. Wagner asked, “Is the idea that you live the American dream and you get to buy a house, is that gone?”

“No, I don’t think it’s gone,” Bernanke said. “I think that it was exaggerated. I mean, one of the reasons that subprime lending got so popular was because it was expanding the American dream. And that turned out to be a mistake.

“And the truth is that home ownership is important, but it isn’t the only way to build wealth. It isn’t the only way to have a stable community. There’s this sort of idea that buying a home is the thing that every family should do. Some families don’t need to buy a home. Some families are better off with rental or other kinds of arrangements.”

Wagner asked, “Do you think the president and his policies are strengthening and making the American economy more resilient? I mean, we are in a trade war with China. Populism is fierce. Does that concern you?”

“I would say gravely, yeah,” Geithner replied. “You know, no country can be stronger than its political system. And the political system of the United States today has lost the capacity to govern.”

Paulson said, “I’m, for one, relatively optimistic that what you’re going to see is the Trump administration and China on tactical issues come to an agreement, [and] end the tariff war. But even when that happens, there are going to be significant structural issues. And this is going to be a very difficult relationship between the U.S. and China for some time. And I don’t attribute that to the Trump administration. There’s nothing that unites Democrats and Republicans today like anti-China rhetoric and sentiment.

“We need to find common ground with China for a global economic system to work, for us to have peace, prosperity, stability. We don’t need another Cold War.”

Wagner asked, “Are you confident that if the next financial crisis was on America’s doorstep, that this president and this Congress could handle it?”

Bernanke said, “I don’t think we have a system in place to deal with the crisis once it happens. We have a lot of things that make a crisis less likely, so the fire is less likely to occur. But if it does occur, I think we have fewer fire hoses than we had even ten years ago.”

The “Three Amigos” say they hope the new documentary helps people better understand what went wrong and the decision-making inside the Bush and Obama White Houses.

“Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis” airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. To watch a trailer click on the video player below.

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Jacquees Majorly Mocked By Fans & Fellow Artists After Claiming He’s The ‘King Of R&B’

People have a LOT to say on social media after Jacquees filmed a video calling himself the ‘King of R&B’ for this generation. Watch it here and check out some of the hilarious reactions from fans and other artists alike!

“I just want to let everybody know that I’m the King of R&B right now, for this generation,” Jacquees said in an Instagram video on Dec. 8. “I understand who came and who did that and that and that, but now it’s my turn. Jacquees is the King of R&B. I just heard it said and I’ve been feeling that. ATL, let’s get it. I’m the new King of R&B.” The video took a few days to marinate online, but by the end of the weekend, it garnered quite a bit of attention from people who didn’t quite agree with this bold statement.

“Okay, who died and made Jacquees the king of R&B?” someone tweeted. Another person added, “Jacquees should’ve never said he was the king of R&B.” Meanwhile, several people also threw in their two cents about who they felt was the actual “R&B King” of this generation. The general consensus was that Chris Brown should hold the title, and he responded by posting on his Instagram story, “I’m loving all the R&B love.” Meanwhile, J. Holiday posted a video slamming Jacquees for claiming he’s the King, and said there are only three people who can be considering “Kings of R&B,” although he didn’t name them specifically.

Fellow artist, Tank, also weighed in, saying R. Kelly is the real “King,” while also slamming Jacquees. “If you can’t go into the studio BY YOURSELF and make a hit record you’re not my king!” he wrote. “If you can’t sing it better live you’re not my king! I appreciate all the talent out there but we are using this word “King” way too loosely.”

Meanwhile, Jacquees seems to be ignoring the drama. Instead of responding to the hate, he spent the weekend celebrating his mother’s wedding, during which he gifted her with $100,000. Whoa!

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Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, December 11

Aries

March 21- April 19

This is a day to challenge yourself and explore undiscovered frontiers. This should be easy, since you're generally fearless in the face of new ideas or experiences. You could discover a humanitarian streak you didn't realise you had, as you throw yourself into projects. Global concerns seem especially important and poignant now. You genuinely want to make a difference. With your energy, that shouldn't be difficult at all.

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Taurus

April 20-May 20

Your loved ones may seem emotionally unavailable today. Or they might be literally unavailable, off on some solo adventure or neck-deep in a project. And where does that leave you? Lonely, maybe. But there's no reason you can't get wrapped up in your own pursuits. Just remember to come up for air sometime. With your legendary work ethic, it's easy to focus on a project and end up feeling isolated.

Gemini

May 21-June 21

A flash of insight could lead you down a brand-new path today, either literally or figuratively. You're exploring interesting intellectual territory, that much is certain. And following your mental impulses is best now, because it feeds your creativity. At the end of the day, you might have come up with a whole new philosophy, or at least a clever solution to an old issue. Innovative thinking leads to groundbreaking moves.

Cancer

June 22-July 22

You might feel moody today, and it could be hard to find a close friend to help you talk it through. Having to bottle everything up inside only makes your feelings more intense. But your focus is strong now, so losing yourself in work is a good idea until you're able to get your feelings off your chest. Then, it's time to chat, text or phone that friend of yours.

Leo

July 23-August 22

You want to stand out from the crowd as the unique, original person that you are. Flamboyant acts certainly have their time and place, but today might not be it. Dramatic behaviour doesn't come across well now. And what's wrong with blending in with the group? It's perfectly natural to want to be special. But today might go more smoothly if you resolve yourself to being a part of the whole.

Virgo

August 23-September 22

You're naturally a bit shy, and today you're especially reserved. Making a warm, easy connection with someone may have to wait a few days, but that's okay. You can use this brief period for solitary pursuits. Your thinking is as clear as ever, and sticky, tricky emotions won't cloud your logic. In fact, you might err on the side of being unsympathetic — another reason to spend time with your own thoughts.

Libra

September 23-October 22

You've always been a people-person, and today your interest in your fellow humans is even higher than usual. Coworkers, friends and even perfect strangers are intriguing. Expect a day of conversation and spontaneous ideas. Brainstorming is a great activity now, since your creativity and intellect combine with others' to great effect. Your inner genius is shining out for all to see. Some might even say you're brilliant!

Scorpio

October 23 – November 22

You're private by nature, but you're also a people person. You need warm, emotional contact with the people you love and trust. If your best friend or sweetheart seems emotionally unavailable today, don't take it personally. This is one of those days when most people are busy with their own thoughts and projects. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out a group, or concentrate on enjoying your own company.

Sagittarius

November 23-December 20

You have no trouble with big, far-reaching ideas and abstract concepts today. You're in the perfect mood and mindset for adventurous philosophies. Do some reading up on a subject that's unfamiliar to you, or brainstorm with a group of friends or coworkers. You can create some exciting energy by making mental connections and tossing out theories as they come to you. This is true creativity at work, Sagittarius.

Capricorn

December 21-January 19

A bout of creative thinking makes you seem unconventional in other people's eyes today. Isn't it fun to keep your friends or coworkers on their toes? Just when they think they've got you all figured out, you throw them a curve ball. And there's definitely a method to your madness, as everyone will soon see. For now, don't worry about what others think. Work solo, if you have to. Just keep chasing down these brilliant ideas.

Aquarius

January 20-February 18

You like to keep people guessing, and today is good for making plans that will do just that. And yes — though it may seem contradictory, you can chart out unpredictable courses! No one knows better than you that a bit of forethought goes a long way toward following a truly unique path. Today, consider the next four weeks. Set some goals you can reach within that period of time. Aim high, Aquarius!

Pisces

February 19-March 20

Being a part of a crowd holds great appeal today. You want to work side by side with other people, toward the same ideal. If you can look up to a visionary leader, so much the better. The stronger your sense of belief in what you're doing, the more energy you can muster. Just be sure to rest up at the end of the day. Such energy could be overwhelming!

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5 Lazy Date Ideas For When You’re Tired, But Still Want To Hang Out

Ever since it started getting dark around 4:30 p.m., I’ve been feeling oh-so-very tired, and with all of the hustle and bustle around the holidays and wrapping things up for the year, the idea of planning something to do for the weekend feels like a massive amount of work. But when you’re in a relationship, it’s always nice to make a bit of effort and plan to do something fun together, even when you are oh-so-very tired! If you’re feeling stressed and spent from your week, here are some super easy lazy date ideas for when you’re tired but still want to spend some QT with your honey.

Not all date nights need to involve spending a ton of money on a fancy dinner, or seeing a movie in a theater, or getting super dressed up. Sometimes the best moments you can spend with someone you love are just simply being together at home. Especially when it’s chilly out and the week had you running around like a superhero, the idea of staying home, being cozy, and reconnecting with your partner sounds like heaven. Here are a few ways to have an easy plan for a chill evening at home with your loved one — minimal effort required!

Movie Marathon

This idea is perfect for a cozy evening in with your bae, because you two can cuddle on the couch together, watch a bunch of movies you’ve been meaning to see, and it only requires extending the effort of lifting the remote. With Netflix, Apple TV, and Hulu offering viewing options galore, you can truly have your pick of movies. I love the idea of doing an "opposites attract"-themed movie marathon where you choose movies from opposite genres, like a rom-com followed by a horror pic. Oh, and Postmates some popcorn while you’re at it!

Get Busy… In The Kitchen

Even if you’re not a natural whiz in the kitchen, there’s something fun about rolling up your sleeves and tackling a project with your sweetie. Instead of ordering in your usual Thai take-out, plan to cook for each other tonight! With a little preparation ahead of time, you can shop for everything you need or sign up for an ingredient and meal prep service. Open a bottle of wine, follow the recipe, and pretty soon you two will be sitting down to a lovely home-cooked meal together. Bon appétit!

Potluck Party

Hosting can be a bit stressful when it comes to having plenty of food at the ready, every drink option on hand, and your place sparkling clean. Consider throwing out an invitation to a few close friends to come over for a potluck night, where everyone brings a dish. That way you’re only responsible for a portion of the evening, and everyone can pitch it to make it super easy for the group. Ask Alexa to play some tunes, light a candle, and you have an instant, low-key party.

Game Night

While playing games in a relationship could spell trouble, literally playing games with your partner can be a lot of fun. Go old-school with some classic board games like Scrabble, Monopoly, or Boggle. If you want to get stylish with it, there are some really gorgeous chess sets that will make your home game night very ‘gram-worthy. And of course, you can always whip out a deck of cards and place some bets… something fun to get a healthy (and maybe sexy) competition going!

Home Spa Night

Self-care is a hot buzzword right now, and for good reason. Sometimes doing a face mask, deep conditioning your hair, and taking a long soak in the bath can make me feel like I’ve really got my life together. Consider having a home spa night with your honey! You can share a bubble bath together, snap some fun selfies with a black charcoal peel-off face mask, and let the stress of the week melt away.

So while simply spending time together is always good for a relationship, having a plan — no matter how simple — can help enhance your quality time together. If it’s spending time with a few of your closest friends, challenging each other to a friendly Scrabble game, or relaxing in a bubble bath together, you and your honey will have a lovely time together, no matter how totally tired you both are.

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‘World’s fittest nurse’ reveals unusual trick that helps her stay in shape

The ‘World’s fittest nurse’ has spoken about the ONE thing missing from her home that helps her stay in shape.

Paige Mills, 24, trains for two hours a day despite countless hours spent on a busy ward where she works as an emergency nurse.

The super-fit, from Melbourne, Australia, says men are surprised when they find out she can lift more than them.

Paige has worked as a registered nurse for three years since graduating, also working with patients in rehabilitation which has fulfilled her goal of having an impact on other peoples’ lives.

Although she is incredibly busy at work, Paige thrives off the chaos and feels that the constant busyness is what keeps her mind and body stimulated.


Paige first found her love for fitness when she finished her nursing degree which made her feel inactive, making her want to burn off energy in the gym. Now, Paige works out for five or six days a week, for two hours each day.

Her dedicated fitness regime is all thanks to Paige not owning a TV aerial at home which means she has plenty more time to work out because she doesn’t watch any television.

Through nursing, Paige has learnt to appreciate her fitness as she deals with patients who may never even walk again. Even during long periods of consecutive night shifts Paige manages to maintain her fitness regime as she can squat 155kg and deadlift 152kg.

"At first I wanted to get a degree for the self-actualisation of doing it, but I decided I wanted to do something where I could have an impact on people’s lives instead," said Paige.

"I’ve also tried out hospitality, driving trucks, being a dancer and a builder’s labourer, but then I found nursing and I also do some fitness modelling now too.


"I studied to be a nurse for three years at university while I also worked as a carer in a nursing home, but I’ve now been a registered nurse for three years since.

"I love the chaos of it being on my feet and doing a million things at once keeps my body and mind stimulated.

"Having gone from very physically demanding jobs before to then studying and working as a nurse made me feel very sedentary, so I felt like I needed to burn off some energy. That’s when I first found fitness and joined a gym.

"Now I will work out for two hours a day, five or six days a week. It can be hard to keep up with my routine sometimes when I’m transitioning from day shifts to night shifts and when I’m sleep deprived.

"In nursing we aren’t allowed to manually lift patients, so the strength isn’t as handy as you may think, but back injuries are super common among nurses. I think powerlifting has taught me the correct lifting techniques, so hopefully I’ll never have a work-related back injury.

"I hear people say they don’t have the time to go to the gym, yet they watch two to three hours of television a day. Whereas I don’t have a television aerial at home, so I guess there’s time for anything you love if you make it a priority, and training comes first for me of course."


Paige spoke about how she makes sure her diet fuels her busy schedule and ensuring she can recover properly.

Patients will often comment on Paige’s muscly physique and men are frequently surprised to find out that she can lift more than they can.

"Before I started lifting, I wasn’t able to distinguish between a woman with muscle and a woman carrying excess fat. But now I very often get patients commenting on my muscles," said Paige.

"The reaction I get from men is often saying ‘wow, you can lift more than me’. But I think people who have known me forever aren’t surprised that I ended up being somewhat of a public figure because I’ve never been afraid of the limelight. I’m a pretty open person.


"I eat so much I try to eat a lot of protein and carbohydrates to fuel my workouts. If I don’t eat enough, I won’t perform well in training, which makes me feel frustrated. I usually eat around 2000 to 3000 calories a day.

"Nursing has taught me not to take any physical abilities for granted. I don’t think people realise that there are people my age who are in stroke wards or in nursing homes and they’ll never walk or talk again.

"You should exercise to celebrate your capacity to do so, and love your body for what it can do, not for how it looks."

You can follow Paige’s fitness regime by checking out her Instagram, @bikerbiddie.

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