Elena Gurung, more known as Elena Don on social media, is a 24-year-old student and content creator. Starting out posting funny skits for her 200 Instagram followers, she now has 87.6k followers and growing. She is most loved by her audiences for her witty sense of humour and the strong social messages that she blends in. She was recently featured in Abhaya Subba’s solo number, Baasa Ko Ghari. In conversation with WOW, Elena tells her what makes her life beautiful.
What are you currently busy with
My board exams are coming up, so I am mostly busy with studies, and there are a few projects that are on the way.
What do you love about your work
I can be me and I have no boundaries at all as to how I should work.
What makes a person beautiful
Being YOU. That is what makes a person beautiful as there is no other YOU.
What makes you beautiful
My hardworking nature and how appreciative I am of every small and big thing that surrounds me.
What makes life beautiful
The surprises, the twists you never see coming.
What tickles your funny bones
What makes you smile
Group chat that I am involved in with all of my favourite people.
Kevin Hart. He’s a bit old school but I like how he does it. I have rewatched few of his sets. ‘Laugh at my pain’ is my favourite.
Therapy for happiness
A good getaway from all the hustle and bustle. Not having to worry about deadlines, just away from everything.
Burberry for women
You are addicted to
Binge watching crime docuseries and murder mysteries.
On your wish list
I want to travel to Thailand so baaaaaaad!
You stay fit by
I hate exercise. I dance.
Bought some makeup
DHC. It’s a Japanese brand that works amazingly well on my skin. I like to keep my skin care routine simple.
My phone. Very easy for my work, everything important to me is in it.
I just love to be random when it comes to styling.
Always in your handbag
Lip balm, headphones, mint, hand cream, body spray and my purse.
What do you do to unwind
Crime series and food
Favourite holiday destination
I want to travel to Thailand to experience the culture, the night life and the food.
You always struggle with
Best thing about being you
I am very easy going. I love learning new things from people around me. I am always there to help someone in need.
Favourite makeup brand
Three things you absolutely do to look your best
Simple no makeup look, casual wear, fit and confident.
On a bad hair day
Sleek pony tail or sleek back bun can never go wrong.
One tip you learnt that makes you photo ready
A good hair day
What do you like doing in your spare time
Learn new songs on my keyboard or Ukulele.
Books or movies
Bingeing on food
Favourite place to eat in Kathmandu
I recently visited Gimbap. Their Bibimbap is sooooooo good!
One thing you can’t do without
Lip balm and phone
What advice would you give to your younger self
Everything you are going through is what makes you stronger in the nearer future.
Cillian Murphy. Damn that man is hot!
Have you ever been told to change something about yourself
My weight and the way I speak.
A quote you live by
Live and let live.