Being Miss SA was a wonderful experience, definitely life changing, as it brought along so many other opportunities. I grew tremendously within that year. I often reminisce on my experiences but life post Miss SA has been a new and interesting journey. It is now time to reap the benefits of that exciting and successful year.
It’s amazing how things have unfolded, almost organically. Becoming a Top Billing presenter has always been a dream of mine. I love meeting interesting people, so my highlight is definitely the people I interview. If I had to choose one: Supermodel Iman, because she’s intriguing. So humble, funny, has an elegant aura (and she told me I’m gorgeous!) What’s not to love?!
This year we are jetting off to the beautiful paradise island of Phuket for the Tropika Island of Treasure. The past two years the winners paired with celebrities to win a shared prize of a million. This year – it’s one man for themselves, one contestant will end up a millionaire and a Reality TV star. When they approached me, my first question was: “where do we stay?” I am very competitive but roughing it is not my style. About a strategy… You’ll have to watch for that. I’m not about to give much away… But this Beauty Queen knows a thing or two about competition…So to join me in Thailand to compete for R1mil sms Tatum Keshwar and your name, age and city to 41682 to enter.
Some of the must-haves for this trip include sun Block. Some beautiful bikinis and beach accessories like Sunnies, hats, Kaftans and flip-flops and Tropika. A lady can look good while winning!
Modelling is something I still love doing. If you have it, you just know how to work it. My height and the fact that I enjoy the attention as well as the opportunity to embody a different persona have helped me to strut my stuff and give the perfect pout.
I love all these new opportunities the titles of Miss South Africa and Miss World 2nd Princess have provided me. However, I do love Psychology and particularly Industrial Psychology. I’m balancing my entertainment and media with some corporate and business work. There is something interesting in the pipeline. You’ll have to watch this space, but for now, my lips are sealed.
I recently walked two kilometers in high heels for Women’s day while I was there for Cape Town Fashion Week. It is called The High Walk and is to raise awareness for and in support against Women and Child abuse. It is walked by women and men, dressed as women. Good fun! I had a great pair of heels on, didn’t realize 2km was that far though, but it was for a great cause!
Sky Diving is definitely one of the craziest things I’ve ever done! I was determined to do it because it was a dream of mine. That was until I was standing on the ledge of the plane at 10 000ft, air chasing past me with a chute strapped to my back and thinking “Oh no, what am I doing?! It’s too late to turn back!!” It was, however, one of the best experiences of my life! Truly exhilarating!
The old school classic Lovely Day by Bill Withers is a great way to start to my day, or Dr Feelgood by Travie McCoy is a new song that I love which really get me going when I hear it! My all-time favourite get up and go song though, is Make it Happen by Mariah Carey.
The one question Google cannot answer is what is success? Although there are millions of definitions for success on google, that is one of the many questions that can only be discovered personally from the inside out.
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