Ask your #WCW with Brianna Barnes

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This week we are crushing on Brianna Barnes!

Brianna Barnes is a Canadian-born actress and world traveller. As the host of GLOBAL TREKKER (a.k.a. LONELY PLANET), Brianna shows 30 million viewers the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Talk about a dream job!. She starred in Lucas

Before Brianna scored the best gig ever, she starred in Lucas Passmoore’s The Day starring Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmoore, Ashley Bell and Shannyn Sossamon. She’s also acted alongside the iconic Sarah Michelle Gellar on the CW. She’s also recently started in the short film Bernie and Rebecca, and considering the reception it’s been getting on the festival circuit, we’ll be seeing a lot more of Brianna soon.

A talented model with a love of fashion, perhaps what’s most interesting about Brianna is her passion for one important cause: the environment. Using her growing platform in any way she can, Brianna leads by example by sharing her cruelty free beauty regime with her fans, as well as spreading overall awareness in her community.

Fighting for the environment and looking fabulous while doing it: we find Brianna Barnes very crushworthy!


What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?

For a love interest in real life … This is going to sound cheesy and perhaps a little surface but the eyes! Generally people tell the truth constantly through their eyes.  If you have kind , no B.S. eyes. … I’m automatically intrigued.  Eyes! 🙂 For a love interest in a script … what I call ‘a love hook’, is what I notice first.  A moment in the script where you stop just reading words and get transported to a  seemingly inconsequential moment.  To where it is just one human connecting to another without pretense.  As an actor , I love those .. such delicious moments to dive into.

Who would you want to have make the first move?

Call me old fashioned on this, but I like it when a man makes the move first.  You don’t have to come up with some line or a groundbreaking thing to say.  Just start talking ! Usually you’ll know pretty quickly if a woman is going to reciprocate.  And then if you’re really smart… once you’ve gotten the ball rolling, you’ll listen.  There is nothing sexier than a man who actually hears you.

What is your definition of romance?

This is I think, the trickiest question of the lot.  I think our society has fed us the troubadour idea of love for so long that the understanding of what romance means is not clear.  Then of course you mix that up with sexual attraction and it gives you a fun but confusing cake.  Of course I love flowers and being wined and dined but I think if someone truly cares about another person it isn’t the grandiose things that defines romance.  It is the little intimate things and moments that only you two share that matter.  The inside jokes , the loving glances and small gestures.  Romance lies in the way you romanticize someone’s life.

What is your ideal first date/ what’s the best date you’ve ever been on?

My ideal date is where you both go on an adventure together.  I am addicted to adventure.  It doesn’t have to be big.  Just an experience where you both are going through it together.  For instance, one of the best dates I’ve ever had was spending a day at a theme park running around like kids with capes on.  Then we went to a poutine tasting afterwards.  Pretty snazzy I think.

What’s your instant deal breaker?

Be comfortable in your own skin.  If you are pretending to be someone else it isn’t enjoyable for either party.  I have a restaurant that I use as a  litmus test.  If I bring a guy there and he can’t relax and be himself… he’s just not for me.  Although I think this place is pretty great spot and almost anyone would like it so….maybe I should get a harder one! Ha!


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Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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