Chasing down sweet new shades? Meet Ryan, our next ‘People of Paradise’ person and the owner of i Kandi Sunglasses. Since 2010 his well-stocked boutique has been the place to go for sunnies from major brands including Gucci, Prada and Ray-Bans.

Treat your eyes to something sweet and be sure to say HI next time you’re in the centre.

Q: What do you like most about working at Paradise Centre?
A: I like the tourists and the late night trading.

Q: Has there been a highlight while working at Paradise Centre?
A: Normally (pre-COVID) there’s an event every weekend that attracts people from all over the country, such as the Elvis weekend. It keeps things interesting.

Q: What has changed over the time you have worked at Paradise Centre?
A: The biggest change I have noticed is that the light rail has made it much easier for people from outside of the Gold Coast to visit the centre.

Q: Tell us something interesting, cool or quirky about yourself.
A: In 2018 I won a bench press competition.

Q: Favourite spot to visit on the Gold Coast?
A: The Broadwater

Q: What do you like to do on your time off?
A: Spend time with friends and family.

iKandi Sunglasses is open seven days. Visit www.paradisecentre.net.au/stores/ikandi-sunglasses for trading hours.

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