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What was team Friday up to in 1997?

Do you want to know where we were when Friday launched 20 years ago?

<i>Friday</i>
16 May 2017 | 01:26 pm

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After many rounds of interviews and tests I had finally landed my dream job as art director on Maxim UK. I was young, full of energy and creative thoughts. I travelled the world, met Hollywood stars and even spent a day with Beyoncé in NYC! Mark Setchfield, art editor

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I’d developed a crush on Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys. Not only did I record all his interviews to watch on repeat, but I also spent all my pocket money and savings on posters. Trust me, those posters cost me a bomb! Sana Umer, web content editor

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I was 16, doing my homework on the bus, compiling mixtapes and sneaking backstage at concerts to interview musicians (such as The Stereophonics, pictured) for a pre-blog-era indie music fanzine I wrote with my BFF Vicky. Natalie Long, editor

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I was celebrating my 16th birthday! This was taken on my birthday with my cousin, Ashley. Verina Durand, senior picture editor

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I graduated from kindergarten in 1997 and entered the ‘grown-up’ world of primary school – we had a proper ceremony in black academic gowns and mortarboards and my mother cried a little. I was also playing big sister to my brother who had just enrolled at nursery. Shreeja Ravindranathan, lifestyle writer

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I was nine and obsessed with the Spice Girls. While Victoria Beckham may still be one of my idols, hopefully my taste in music (and my dress sense) has improved since then! Lindsay Judge, fashion editor

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