73 Questions with Lele Hilaire


A selfie of Lele.


Lele Hilaire is a T1 student who joined the UNIS Queens campus in M4. Today I asked her 73 random questions for you to get to know her better, Vogue style.


Where’s your favorite place to go in UNIS?
The roof.

If you were to go back to any grade which one would it be and why?
M3 because times were simpler.

If you were not in T1 which grade would you want to be in?
Stay in Tut 1 because I’m not prepared for the IB

Who’s your favorite teacher so far?
I don’t have one yet.

Which languages do you speak?
English, Creole, a little bit of Spanish and French.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can do the splits.

On average how long does it take you to finish your homework?
Three to four hours, but it mainly depends on how much I procrastinate.

Do you prefer online school or in-person school?
Socially I prefer in-school but academically I prefer online school.

How long does it take you to get ready for school?
45 minutes.

What time do you get up for school?
6 a.m.

If you were to live any place in the world where would it be?

What is your least favorite subject in school?

Do you have any funny stories from UNIS you would want to share?
In UNIS Queens we used to have this Junior School movie night which was fun.

What’s your favorite food?
Penne Caprese.

What part of schools annoys you the most?
Homework and assessments.

If you had to read a book for English and you didn’t, would you use Sparknotes or try and finish reading the book?
I would use Sparknotes. However, I always finish my books and do my homework.

If you did not come to UNIS for high school which school would you have liked to attend?

What experience at UNIS had the biggest influence on you?
Going fully online because of Corona.

Middle school or elementary school?
Elementary school.

Do you prefer a small school or a big school?
Small school because it is more of a community but I don’t mind a big school.

Would you consider yourself an extrovert or introvert?

If you were to be cast in a movie which would you be in?
I don’t know.

Which school book did you most enjoy?
The Poet X.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A businesswoman.

If you were in charge, what time would school start and end?
School would start at 1 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

What quote do you live by?
“Love never gives up,” 13:7

What’s your favorite tv show?
The Vampire Diaries.

What is your favorite song?
“Sofia” by Clairo.

If you could dye your hair any color which would you choose?
Blue or red dye at the tips of my hair.

Would you consider yourself a good liar?

Do you have a sibling?
Yes, I have two older siblings.

How long have you been in New York?
For my whole life.

Which part about school do you like the most?
Free periods or breaks.

Are you for getting homework or against it?
I’m against it.

What is your favorite thing to do on break?
Hang out with friends, play Among Us, and make TikToks.

If you were someone else would you be friends with you?
Most definitely!

How would you describe yourself in one word?
Hilarious, extravagant, and jaw-dropping!

What is your favorite movie at the moment?
All of the Harry Potter movies .

Hulu or Netflix?

Where is your favorite place to hang out after school?

What part about living in New York do you like the most?
The lifestyle.

What part about living in New York do you dislike the most?
I don’t like how dirty it is.

Do you consider yourself a procrastinator when it comes to school work?

What is your dream college?
Too early to decide.

Have you ever moved before?

What’s your favorite word in English?

If you were to be any character in your favorite tv show who would you be?
Elana Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries.

How long does it take you to get to school?
Around 30 minutes to an hour.

Do you walk or take transportation to school?
I take transportation.

What is your favorite clothing brand?
I get clothes from everywhere.

If you were to give your younger self a piece of advice what would you say?
Brace yourself.

How long can you go without going on your phone?
A few months.

What’s your favorite app on your phone?
Tiktok, Snapchat, and Among Us.

How do you normally wear your hair to school?

What are you most looking forward to in school?
Finishing it.

What’s your favorite piece of clothing?
My purple dress.

Do you prefer rainy days or cold days?
I like both because they set the mood.

Favorite season?

First pet?
Murray, my dog.

Which elective do you take?

Do you enjoy your elective?

If you were to change one thing about UNIS what would you change?
I would change the school’s hours.

What is your worst character trait?
I need to be more open.

What is your best character trait?
I’m very social.

Do you find school stressful?

How do you cope with stress?
I try to do stuff to take my mind off what I need to do.

What is your favorite room in your house/apartment?
My living room.

What is your favorite area in Manhattan?
Times square.

Which borough is your favorite?

Favorite language class you’re taking right now?

Subway or bus?
The bus because I have never been on the subway.

Do you play any sports?
Volleyball, tennis, dance, and karate.

How difficult was it to answer these questions?
Not difficult at all.