I know that I blogged literally under 24hrs ago and to be quite honest nothing much happened in my life except for an interview with Seventeen magazine…. yes, you all read right. It’s nothing big (okay, it is) but I don’t want to give too many details out now. What I can say is that I feel so blessed and with that said I want to write about whom inspires me in the media industry. You may or may not know all of those mentioned but I just want to share the love and explain how and why I keep so motivated – it is thanks to these awesome ladies. These are three women I have also never spoken about before so it will be interesting for others to read… or so I hope.
Jeannie D: Where do I even begin? Firstly, is she not just absolutely gorgeous? I’ve loved her for years – I’m probably her biggest fan. I really just reserve the word ‘fan’ for myself when it comes to people I just adore (like with Debora Patta). I’d love to interview Jeannie one day – turn the tables on her seeing as she’s is an amazing presenter on the lifestyle show, Top Billing. She’s travelled all over the world and has met every single local and international star you could ever think of. She’s like the Giuliana Rancic of South Africa if not way better (that says a lot seeing as I am so obsessed with Giuliana). Imagine my insane excitement when Jeannie started following me on Twitter. Okay, you know what… let me not even continue. Imagine if she were to read this? Darn, I used to watch Top billing every Thursday evening (before it changed timeslots) and I’d just think, “I want to be like Jeannie D one day’ – between news reporting and celebrity reporting, I’d be pretty busy. I used to always tell my mom ‘Isn’t she just so cute? She does this so naturally!’. She would suit my drawing style so perfectly so if she is reading this, I’m designing a characture for you, Jeannie! :D
I’m such an embarrassment at times… honestly. Moving on…
Uyanda Mbuli: We have never met but I know that we will soon. Uyanda Mbuli is a fashion designer (Diamond Face Couture) and a socialite. Recently she was asked where she was going to be in 2012… her reply? Whereever a red carpet is. Ha ha, cute. We’re always tweeting one another and to be quite honest, I consider her to be a friend. She’s in her thirties and I’m 18 so as you can see, there’s a huge age gap there so I really value and respect her opinions. She does not need to speak to me and I’m really grateful. I mean, many people think it is so cool that I ‘talk to celebrities’ but I’m humbled by it all seeing as I was once told by my English teacher that I would never make it in life because my writing was too mature and terrible for my age. Off-topic much… anyway, she’s so stylish. What I would not give to see all her clothes and hundreds of pairs of shoes. Sigh.
Roxy Burger: If one more person says they are shocked that I look up to Roxy Burger then I’m going to delete my Twitter account – okay, no… not really but you get what I mean? A lot of people like to think that Roxy is just a celebrity that goes to events because she’s so tiny and just has this cute, perky energy about her, but every person who thinks that is so mistaken – there s more to her than that. Luckily it is a minority who feel like that. Roxy has been on a season of Survivor and used to be a kids/teen television presenter, now she’s a show producer and entertainment reporter on Flash (entertainment/celebrity/gossip show). She’s produced so many great shows and I find her presenting style just too unique – including her voice. I love her voice because hearing her speak reminds me of myself in a way. She’s a superb business woman and really knows what she wants – I like that. I can’t wait to bump into her at an event – I’ve seen her once but was a bit shy to go up to her. I’m such a dork. Really I am.
I’m inspired by so many people either by their work, attitude or just the way they go about their lives. Heck, south Africa has such amazing and successful people. It really makes me proud to be in this country that at times I actuially don’t want to end up working in America. I’m thinking of doing a video feature on the woman I admire seeing as I am so into video production now. That would be cool.
Who is your role-model and why do you look up to them?