Name: Christy Turlington Burns
Occupation: Mother, graduate student, honorary chairman of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s 4th Annual Strides for Life fund-raising race (This Sunday in Southampton), CARE’s Advocate for Maternal Health, documentary filmmaker, Marie Claire contributing editor, model
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Eddie Burns, my writer-director-actor husband.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
A recent dinner at Minetta Tavern — the Tavern steak and petite omelette.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I spend my days trying to figure out how to improve the lives of others.
Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
If I were childless, yes.
What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
It has been longer than I realized. Either The Year of Magical Thinking or August: Osage County.
Do you give money to panhandlers?
What’s your drink?
A nice Cabernet or ZICO coconut water.
How often do you prepare your own meals?
At least once every day.
What’s your favorite medication?
What’s hanging above your sofa?
A large black-and-white photo of my family taken by my dear friend photographer Pamela Hanson.
How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I don’t know that I have ever paid for a haircut; it is one of my occupational privileges, so I can’t comment on it.
Preferably before 11.
Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
I avoided/avoid both at all costs.
What do you think of Donald Trump?
He could invest in a haircut.
What do you hate most about living in New York?
Winter in February.
Who is your mortal enemy?
I have no enemies.
When’s the last time you drove a car?
Today, though I am not in Manhattan at the moment. I drive myself up to Columbia’s School of Public Health for class all the time, however.
How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
We have many friends and neighbors who work in finance.
Times, Post, or Daily News?
Where do you go to be alone?
What makes someone a New Yorker?
History and a sense of what was here before us and the mindfulness of what is to come.