What makes you the ultimate wildcat?
A healthy, balanced lifestyle is everything that I strive for. I believe that staying fit, motivated and enthusiastic is the best form of self-empowerment. Influencing others has become a part of who I am as I model and study, meaning that people often relate and approach me for advice and inspiration on leading a fit lifestyle. For me there is no greater honour than being able to walk the journey with someone and help them become their most-empowered selves. Wildcat is a perfect embodiment of everything that I stand for.
Where does your motivation come from?
Being involved in a high-pressure, critical industry (modelling) for so many years has taught me the value of feeling comfortable in your own skin, irrespective of what others are doing. My motivation is drawn from within, however I believe in growth and turn to other influencers in the industry to challenge an inspire myself. Being an Ultimate Wildcat would increase my motivation to promote a healthy, fit lifestyle and challenge others to be better versions of themselves.
If you could describe yourself in 5 words what would they be?
What’s the hardest lesson you had to learn so far?
The biggest mistake one can make is to surround yourself with toxic people who contribute negatively, aspire to little and are not going very far. Within us all we have the power to grow and better ourselves – the greatest privilege is to walk this journey with someone and help them get there. Toxic relationships are the biggest deterrent to this process.
If you could change 1 thing about yourself, what would it be?
Seeing the better side of people has occasionally been to my detriment in the past. Being taken advantage of has taught me how to balance my time so that I can help others and have time to recharge myself.
What advice would you give your younger self?
The most beautiful people are those with passion in their eyes and strength in their soul. You will become this person, do not stress about the destination, but rather enjoy the journey. Use every opportunity to grow. Connect with others, but use wisdom and discretion. Your love for yourself will be contagious – embrace it. Also, you’re going to get braces – but you’ll survive!