Just Some Inspiration…

October 21, 2011

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?

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  • Reply nyuu October 22, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Interview with Seventeen magazine???! That sounds so exciting! I’m really excited for you! :D I can’t wait to read the details and what it’s like being interviewed XD; It’s so cool :)

    The three people sounds like amazing people. But yea, I don’t know who they are, but I won’t doubt your description of them :D

    eeee…I don’t really have a real role model right now LOL

    • Reply Michelle October 23, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you so much :D 17 is one of my fave mags… it’s weird to be the one interviewed…nerve-wrecking, too!

  • Reply Sandra October 22, 2011 at 7:25 am

    You are one lucky girl to actually be in touch with these great women. They definitely have their unique personalities that make them so beautiful not only in the pictures, but on the inside. :D hmm, who isnpires me? Well, i guess cliche as it is, i only am inspired by my mom, but for actresses: I say it’s park shin hye. No one else yet to be added in the inspiriation list in terms of women :)

    • Reply Michelle October 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      My mom inspires me, too. All mothers should be considered as role-models. Thank you so much… I try my best within the media <3

  • Reply Stephanie October 22, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I am not quite sure where I whether I want my career to head into academia and industry at the moment, so I can’t peg a role model down. However, I admire my research mentor a lot – he works very hard and has been very successful in addition to keeping a good sense of humor and being a reasonable person. Since my friends say that he and his wife get along well, I’d guess that he’s one of the few people who manage a fantastic career and family life. :D

    You’re in media, so there’s nothing wrong with admiring famous people in media. I have very similar reactions when I approach someone that seems to be well known in robotics. It’s this exact same strange mixture of awe, admiration, and happiness that you describe.

    Personally, I think that America has its issues, but it’s still overall a great country, and definitely (probably) one of the world’s leaders in media and entertainment. Then again, I’m biased because I live there. It’s probably worth coming out here if you get an opportunity for a short-term grant.

  • Reply Alannah October 22, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I don’t know any of these women, haha :P

    I’m changing my theme soon, I’m gunna make a purple one. I’m quite bored of the green.

    The UK doesn’t have problems with war either, thankfully!

    I don’t really have any people who inspire me, actually, I definitely don’t. :P I don’t look up to anyone. I’m my own person and I do things my own way. :)

  • Reply Gail October 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Wow! That is one heck of a good news! I’ve been inlove with seventeen magazine for ages now! <3 You are so lucky.. Hmm I dnnt know anyone from your list, but I guess they are so good that they are your inspiration. I have my own list of persona that inspires me <3 I guess it depends on our personality and outlook in life :)

    • Reply Michelle October 23, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      aaaaw, thank you, Gail.! I’ve always dreamed about working at 17 one day… but being in it is just as good :D

  • Reply Tanya October 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I love Jeannie D. I like watching her on Top Billing.I know about Roxy – I need to watch and see her on Flash though!

    • Reply Michelle October 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      Jeannie is just stunning! You’ll love Roxy – let me know what you think of her :)

  • Reply Grysh October 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    That Seventeen Mag was a really awesome thing. It was indeed a BIG deal. With all caps. :))

    And it is so nice to know that like everyone else, you also got inspirations from other people to be able to get to how far you are now. If I go to your place, I might be able to brag that i know Michelle from mishinformed.com. HAHA I bet you’re THAT well-known.

    My role model? I don’t really have one. Which is probably why I keep on walking at the same place and not moving at all. Yes, that is how stagnant my life is. :/

    • Reply Michelle October 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      aaaaah, YOU ARE SO SWEET. Maybe in a few years we’ll attend the same events around the world… you are a super famous model and me as a reporter? You never know :D xx <>3

  • Reply Nicole October 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Hey Mish – I remember how you used to tell me that you want to meet Jeannie D one day. I hope you do get to meet her seeing as you have met nearly everyone!!! Uyanda looks pretty.
    Keep making us proud.
    Nix xx

    • Reply Michelle October 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      Aaaah, THANK YOU! I’m such a fan :p lols

  • Reply Joyce October 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Your job seriously sounds like so much fun! I’m sure it’s hard work but from following your website for awhile now, I can definitely see that it’s where your passion lies! =) It’s nice to see which people you admire. I definitely like Giuliana Rancic too! She’s great!! <3

    • Reply Michelle October 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      Aaaaw, thank you so much, Joyce for the lovely comment <3 xx

  • Reply Monica October 23, 2011 at 12:35 am

    You have the BEST job in the WORLD.

    I haven’t heard of any of the three people, but I can see that it must be nice meeting people you look up to. :) (Like me meeting Buddy Handleson!) Uyanda is awesome.. she’s a fashion designer? O.M.G! :) I love fashion..:)

    Q: Who is your role-model and why do you look up to them?
    A: I don’t really have a role-model yet. :/ But I am a HUGE fan of Buddy Handleson.. I made a fansite for him, too. He is amazing, though he’s just a 12 year old actor!

  • Reply Kathy October 23, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Interview? how exciting! ^__^
    oh thank you. it took me two summers to fold the lucky stars. xD
    do you know how to make them?

    • Reply Michelle October 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      Yup… it’s really exciting… I can’t wait to share it with everyone :D

  • Reply Jen October 23, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I don’t know anyone in your list, but I’m sure that they’re good role models of this generation. :) Anyhow, you’re really lucky to have an interview with Seventeen Magazine! :) I love that magazine since the first time I read it! :) Congratulations! (again) :)

    • Reply Michelle October 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      Aaaaw, THANKS Jen! Yup, these ladies are incredible…when I interview them (hopefully soon) you’ll understand why I adore them :D

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