Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Roland Johnson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with model, musician and Mr England 2011-2013 winner Roland Johnson



The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?

The sense of achievement.



“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?

Get out of your comfort zone and take every opportunity.


Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2013?

Irrelevant Facebook status updates.


Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?

Living without a care in the world.


What might you swap all your wealth for?

I’m happy where I am at the moment.


Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?

Problems, problems, problems: I prefer solutions.


What phrase or word do you most loathe?



In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?

Charity is great and I do my bit when I can. I used to be a ambassador for Variety – The children’s charity and loved every moment of it. Had to quiet down a little due to studies but I help out where I can. Volunteering is great. I can’t stand the people that try stop you in the streets though.


The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?

I an interested to see where the world will be in ten to fifteen years, who knows what will be floating around then. These devices have changed lives, but I know many people that cant function without being connected. I like a bit of down time and being disconnected personally.


Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson holds the 2011-2013 Mr England title
Roland Johnson holds the 2011-2013 Mr England title

If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?

Family, friends and loved ones. They are my idols. I like positive people, light attracts light and all that.


If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?

My mother’s roast dinner. I would have it at home with the family, nothing flash but it’s where the heart is.


What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?

People stop drinking?


A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?

Green tea for me please.


Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?

Any party that has a black tie theme. I like going to new places and meeting new people.


Who is the most positive person you know?



What’s your most guilty pleasure?

Peanut butter.


If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?

A puzzle with a few pieces missing.


If you were a car, what marque would you be?

Anything that doesn’t give up. Nothing French: their cars all blow up on me.


Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.

I am fluent in Spanish, a competitive weightlifter and keen kitesurfer.


What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?

A piggy bank, my wallet, Ray Bans, business cars, lip balm and an antique clock


Roland Johnson won the 2011-2013 Mr England title and is also a model and musician. He plays in a pop duo named The Approval.


Follow him on Twitter @mrrolandjohnson.



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        • If someone so scintillating and fascinating as you, thinks me a bore then perhaps I need to reassess myself…
          Actually, just joking. I am sure you and Roland will have much fun discussing peanut butter and competitive weight lifting…..


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