The old saying about youth being wasted on the young applies to most of us, but not Jenene Crossan. At 25 she has set up online magazine
and youth marketing consultancy 18 Ltd (which runs 18tracker.com). She also is heavily involved with youthline. Like her own creation, Crossan is unashamedly a commercial beast - not that there's anything wrong with that - and she's only just started her empire building.
BIO: Age: 25.
Status: Divorced and single.
Favourite NZ Film: Whale Rider.
Live NZ band/gig: Supergroove still hold a dear place in my heart. Education: Left school at 16.
Age is irrelevant; youth is an attitude. I believe I'll be 50 and still feel and act like a girl.
It's worse to be called a lady. Girl has been reclaimed, it doesn't have that connotation in my mind.
They're not, they just dress a bit better.
Um, no ... But I like all things shiny and new - I'm the hell consumer. I suppose the answer is yes then.
If it wasn't for all the in-house fighting and the games they play, not to mention poor pay, I'd definitely be keen to get in there. ...
Compared to the corporate market for the time and effort, she'd be on double.
Absolutely, I love clothes and make-up and girly chats over vino. But I'm also a right tom-boy who grew up with five brothers.
Carrie has her shoe collection stolen, Miranda becomes a lesbian and takes Arnold Schwarzenegger to court for the right to marry her lover in California. Samantha finds herself starring in an online porn movie (a la Paris Hilton), Charlotte marries Mr Big and realises he's in fact Mr Small.
I love men - they are so different to women and I find it fascinating.
Yeah it is. I guess you can't lump them altogether. I'm the least judgmental person I know.
The story in Metro was very ironic. Having the cover shot Jonathan in the car with Pat Rippin, and then Pat saying at the end of the story: " If I thought I was being taken for a ride ... "
Girls who wear high heels to Groove in the Park.
The societal pressure to go to university for the status and get into debt is generating stress amongst the youth of NZ today. And body image - predominantly in females, with an increase of pop culture and media consumption - but it is now starting to impact males.
Anything that doesn't have credibility or authenticity. Like Britney Spears. She's a slick package in the US but, here, as soon as she opens her mouth she loses cred.