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SANDER ALGOET, 20, Belgium at New York Models reflecting isolation


F WORD: What are your top 5 interest? SANDER ALGOET: Soccer, barbering, gym, nightlife and real estate.

F WORD: How have you been dealing with the whole isolation thing? SANDER ALGOET: I’ve been trying to make the best of it by working out every day. I love having so much time to make healthy meals and being able to complete full workouts without having to rush through them. Also, I’ve recently been getting more into TIKTOK so I’ve been trying to make some funny quarantine posts to make light of the situation. My family has been spending time together like never before, we play a lot of board games. I think it’s been at least 5 years since we last did that. Before being quarantined, everyone was always too busy or away for work, so it’s nice having us all together. I know my grandparents have been completely bored out of their minds so I try to facetime them as much as possible. My twin brother and I built a volleyball court in our garden so we can play and have something to do that’s outdoors. We also transformed our kitchen table into a ping pong table. Anything for some sporty competition!

F WORD: What have you been doing to occupy your time and mind? SANDER ALGOET: I’ve been reading some books about real estate and I am following some courses on youtube almost every day to perfect my barbering skills.

F WORD: How are you feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic? SANDER ALGOET: I feel like this is something that nobody imagined would happen in modern times. We all know how devastating diseases in the past were like the black plague for example, but myself included, never would have thought something like this would happen in 2020. Luckily we have all the resources to counter the virus and I just hope that everyone stays together working towards the same goal: saving lives by staying inside, so we can defeat the virus and go back to our normal lives.

F WORD: What are your thoughts on how your government and the world are dealing with it? SANDER ALGOET: I think my government is doing the most they can. They sure watched the other European countries who were damaged earlier. So they took the right measures at the right time! If they would have waited longer I think it could be a lot worse. I feel safe and loved by my government.

F WORD: What is the best thing you’ve been able to do since isolation?

SANDER ALGOET: Spending time with family and discovering TikTok.

F WORD: What do you miss the most right now (due to isolation)? SANDER ALGOET: I miss seeing my friends and family. But apart from people, I think I miss playing soccer and having a proper gym to work out. I think I miss those things the most. It’s quite a challenge to work out every muscle at home without all the equipment.

F WORD: What would be your perfect soundtrack for this time? SANDER ALGOET: We Are Warriours' by MANDY ft. Jelle Van Dael.

F WORD: Can you suggest a movie/series/or book we should check out during isolation? SANDER ALGOET: The Netflix series 'Peaky Blinders' is a MUST WATCH!

F WORD: A hopeful statement to encourage others: SANDER ALGOET: Stay inside! Save the Summer. We’ll catch up in the sun soon!

F WORD: Favourite f-word: SANDER ALGOET: FUGAZI!


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