You have exactly eight days (I repeat, eight days) to watch everyone on our team make complete idiots of themselves for the whole (social media) world to see, but it’s for the best possible cause.
No, we’re not masochists, we’re actually doing it for a super good cause – Malta’s largest annual live charity event, L-Istrina.
Let me fill you in real quick. Basically, we’ve been paired up to do some sordid dares for your entertainment… and cash (it’s not what it sounds like).
We’ve set up a Zaar fundraising campaign with the hopes of raising €5,000 for L-Istrina… and every €500 milestone will see us taking up one of these dares
For every donation made, we’ll match it!
That’s right – beyond watching us humiliate ourselves and giving to a great cause, we’ll be doubling your donation by matching it until we reach €5,000!
OK, so now let’s get to the fun part. The dares:
1. Sandie and Luke will go out carolling
One is a seasoned performer and singer… the other irritates the office with his oldies playlists.
This should be very interesting.
2. Johann and Tim will be waxing their chests… or legs
The jury’s still out on whether we want our videographer and political editor to suffer the full wrath of the waxing strip, but one body part will definitely be relatively smoother (and redder) by the end of this.
3. Chucky and Rachel will pole-dance
This might seem like a tame dare in theory, but much like other things, it’s all about location baby.
4. David and Bettina will be staying handcuffed together for a whole day
They might go way back, but even the lengthiest of friendships is tested when you throw a pair of handcuffs into the equation.
Say goodbye to personal space and hello to one of the toughest dares on the list.
5. Chris and Dave will be shaving their heads
Our very own Lovin Daddy hasn’t shaved his head in years, and DGU is more of a “let’s-try-every-single-hair-colour-on-the-planet” kind of guy, so this should be a questionable stylistic for both choice at best.
6. Journalists Johnathan and Elsa must eat a raw egg
From tasty hole-in-the-walls to decadent 30-course menus, our in-house foodies have tried it all.
But even the most experienced of tastebuds will not make raw eggs any less disgusting. John and Elsa, we salute you.
7. In-house vegetarians Head of Social Media Matt, and journalist Becca must eat a bug
He might’ve graced us with some beautifully left-field recipes thanks to Basic(ally), but we’re willing to bet Matt wasn’t planning on including bugs in his list of ingredients any time soon.
When we asked Becca how she felt about the prospect of having to digest a bug, all she did was nervously smile and reply, “Not great”.
8. Steffie and Siane will be dyeing their hair a bright colour
They’ve already got some of the most vibrant personalities in the office, but manifesting that to the max with hair dye wasn’t on Steff or Siane’s schedules for 2018. That is, before Lovin Malta came along.
We’ll be leaving the colour as a surprise for later on, but you can rest assured you’ll be able to spot S&S from a mile away after we’re through with them!
9. Kira and Luca will get Lovin Malta tattoos
From our most veteran members to our newest recruits, everyone says Lovin Malta leaves a mark on their lives.
I think it’s safe to say LM will be leaving a slightly more permanent mark on Kira and Luca by the end of 2018 though…
BONUS: We’ll all be jumping into the sea… in December
Have you found yourself thinking how cold evenings in Malta are suddenly getting? Well, multiply that a couple of times, and remove all those jackets you’ve been wearing lately. Exactly.
Wish us luck!