Reader of the Week: Hornsby MP Matt Kean

2014. Photo: Gene Ramirez. Matt Keane for reader of the week

2014. Photo: Gene Ramirez. Matt Keane for reader of the week

Three people I would love to invite to dinner: John F. Kennedy, Shane Warne and Jesus Christ.

The best advice I ever received: "You're only defeated once you've given up."

The most amazing thing I've ever done: When I got a hat-trick bowling for my cricket team.

If I was down to my last $10 I would spend it on: Pizza.

My greatest fear: Sharks.

My fantasy job: Captain of the Australian cricket team.

My hidden talent: I'm a qualified chef.

If I could travel back in time, I would love to meet: Jesus.

What people may not know about me is: When I was 16 I hosted a TV show called the Y Generation on Channel Nine.

Weirdest thing in my glovebox:The Best of Glee CD.

My biggest fashion faux pas: My budgie smugglers at the beach.

The one thing I will never throw out: My grandfather's war medals.

People say I look like: Barnaby Joyce and James Mathison's love child.

True love is . . . Cricket. Don't tell my girlfriend.

My last meal would be: The degustation menu at Tetsuya's.

My most embarrassing moment was... Accidently congratulating a friend’s new husband by her ex-boyfriend’s name on their wedding day. 

I wish I hadn’t: Done my cooking class because my partner now expects me to cook. 

My earliest memory  is: Playing cricket in the backyard with my dad.

On my bedside table is: The book I’m reading at the moment – Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. 

A movie I think everyone should  see: Shawshank Redemption. 

Favourite book as a child: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

My first car was: Honda Integra 

My favourite phrase is...‘‘Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain." - Richard Nixon. 

I’m always being asked:  ‘‘Next time you see Barry...’’.

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