In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. -Christopher Morley
PIM: Kirsten,Wow just seen you in this months issue of FHM.Awesome .You are truely Poetry in Motion. I must say Top 10 for FHM 2011 is truly blessed to have you there, and so is PIM. First things first. . How did the journey begin. Where have your exploits taken you….. Tell Tell? What are some of your major achievements in modeling thus far?
kirsten: Thank you so much! Believe me, I feel truly blessed to be a part of all this! Well my first ever modeling experience was in November 2009, I modeled lingerie in fashion shows for Charne Jade Slee’s campaign to win FHM Models 2010 (I think we did a good job! Heehee). The first time I posed in front of a camera was in May 2010 so a little under a year ago. My best friend Nola Schreuder introduced me to the now famous Graphic Art Photography who taught me just about everything I needed to know about striking a pose in lingerie!I have enjoyed every single shoot I have done in the past year, from climbing up mine dumps in a g-string to standing in the pouring rain in a dress and heels. They have all been challenging but very rewarding.
Achievements so far? Last year I was selected to be in the Eastgate Look of Fashion Top 15 women, modeled in Eastgate’s fashion week and obviously now FHM Top 10. I still have many more goals to achieve and the motivation to get there… watch this space. Hahaha!
Just read ur interview.? body shots,rooftop hotels,strawberries and cream……We take it you quite the adventurous ,outdoors kinda gal?
I love being outdoors and doing things that push my boundaries. Wakeboarding, off-road bikes, I like to think some of my shoots are extreme! Lol! But one of the best things I have ever done is skydiving in Cape Town! What a rush! I guess my problem is I don’t like being put in a box and I love a challenge!
You have made TOP 10 for FHM Models? Was a tough draw. Were you excited when you got the news? Oh and please tell us more about the TOP 10 Journey(Behind the scenes sort of lol)?What lies in wait for a top 10 contestant? Any interesting shoots?
I was actually at a shoot with photographer Richard Brown when I got a message from a friend congratulating me. I was so confused because I didn’t expect the results to be out so soon. I didn’t believe it at all so I told Richard to log onto the FHM site, which seemed to take an eternity to load, and the minute I saw my pic up I screamed so loud, jumped up and down and just about burst into tears. Such a drama queen! Haha!It has been quite a journey. It’s taken a lot of hard work and dedication. Thankfully I had Nola at my side as we were campaigning together. We endured many very late nights at campaign parties and up early the next morning to look pretty for a shoot. I think at one stage Nola and I had had about 12 hours sleep in a week!
Kirsten…anything you’d like to say.A message for our readers to entice them to vote for you?
Firstly thank you to any of you who have voted! I am a down-to-earth girl and will always be me. I push myself to get better and better with every shoot and am dedicated and passionate about what I do. I appreciate every vote I receive as its one step closer to my dream. If I win I will make it my mission to be the best damn FHM model you have ever seen! Deal?
Do you promise us a nice pic,posing with mwha and my team and an autograph when you win…lol. What will you do with the Winnings and exposure?
Of course!!!! Pinky promise! I still haven’t decided what I would do with the winnings… the smart thing to do would be to pay off my clothing account debts but the fun thing to do would be to go shopping! Hahaha… yes I’m an addict! I would use the exposure to get my name into the industry and build a career in modeling.
How do you approach these shoots surrounded by a bevy of beauties and the self Realisation that HEY IM TOP TEN and I COULD BE THE FHM MODEL 2011?What a prestigeous title?
To be honest the reality still hasn’t sunk in. Every now and again I get a sudden realization and I just freak with excitement! This is such a dream come true and if I had to win it would be the best thing that has ever happened to me! And hopefully the start of many good things to come 🙂
I know its a secret. But what do you have lined up for your campaign to muster all the votes?
I have a lot of campaign parties lined up at clubs from Jet in Northgate to Angels and Demons in Kempton Park. I think meeting fans and letting them interact with me personally is a great way to get votes. I enjoy it and at least they know who/what they’re voting for.
Ok now lets find out more about Kirstenas a person. . Tell us more about yourself?
Well I’m 22 and I live in Edenglen. I work as a commercial property broker, selling and leasing offices. I have the sweetest little Chihuahua called Sanchez, and I love taking afternoon naps in the rain! 🙂
You have an amazing figure.You are probably on a stringent fitness regime. What are you doing to maintain that hot bod ? It doesnt work for me lol?
Thank you very much! I wouldn’t call it that. I do not diet, I only cut out the bad stuff from Mon-Fri, and on weekends I allow myself to pig out on anything I want! I love food too much to diet. I try to gym Mon-Fri too, doing weight training on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and cardio Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, except instead of being in the gym on Saturday I substitute it for something fun like walking my dog or playing a game of soccer with friends etc.
If you could cook PIM any meal and desert to blow us away…What would that be?
I would make my very own chicken curry with bananas, sambals and chutney – a MUST! And for dessert I think Madagascan vanilla ice-cream with Lindt chocolate sauce!
If you had to have KIDNAP any sportsman/celeb, who would that be ha ha?
Locally probably Francois Hougaart. He’s a hottie with a good bod that plays rugby. What more can you ask for?! Haha
Internationally there is no doubt Caleb Followill from Kings of Leon. As long as he keeps singing we’ll get along just fine! lol
Your dream shoot…Pick a location, a theme ?
Well being a Johannesburg resident I’ve always dreamt of shooting on the beach. But I would love to shoot somewhere tropical like Phiphi Island in Phuket or Seychelles.
Oh and what would you regard as the sexiest part of your body and a guys?
I have a little beauty spot on my right boob that I love. Heehee. I love a guy with great pecs but he also has to have nice hands and eyes.
What was the most bizarre and funny come on line that a guy has used on You?
“Do you mind if I stand here until its safe where I farted?” WTF! Hahaha!
Tell us about one talent that you have that we never able to guess?
Well seeing as though you have already read that I make the worlds best Caparinha I guess I’ll have to spill another one… I can do a brilliant Macy Gray impersonation!
What’s your favourite fashion brand:I LOVE Forever New.
If you had a million rand, What would be your first purchase?A ticket for my Mom, sister and I to go on an amazing holiday!
Favorite Food and Drink:My favourite food is salmon sashimi with wasabi and soy sauce and drink: single Jamesons and water in a tumbler with ice!
Favorite perfume on a guy and on you:Eternity by Calvin Klein for a guy and Issey Miyake – L’au D’Issey for me
Favorite clubbing and Hangout?I love going to Movida to party and watch the amazing cabaret dancers but if I’m in the mood to just chill out I always enjoy a cocktail and a chimichanga at Cantina Tequila.
Favourite Lingerie:Cheeky Chicks. They have an awesome selection of lingerie for every mood.
If we walked in to you bedroom what would we find you sleeping in?
My pink and white polka dot hot pants and vest set.
Would you say a woman can learn how to be a model, or modeling is something in the genes? You have it or you don’t have it at all? Why do you think so?
Well obviously your genes determine your looks and modeling is all about your look, your physical appearance. However, that does not mean you need to be stereotypically “pretty” to do modeling. Unique looks always stand out more in my opinion. I do think that a lot of modeling has to be learnt. How to carry yourself confidently, how to pose to accentuate your assets and hide your flaws and how to hold the right facial expression for a certain look.
If you could be anyone famous in the World today, who would you want to be and Why?
Christina Aguilera. She has the most a-ma-zing voice, gorgeous good looks and is a brilliant actress. I think she is a great inspiration to women and I love how she can go from girl next door to Dirrty to Burlesque and still keep it classy.
Are you single Kirsrten: If PIM had to take u on a date. What would we have to do to blow your socks off lol?
Yes I am! Is this your bizarre pick-up line? Haha kidding! Well firstly you would arrive to fetch me looking and smelling your best. Kiss me on the cheek and walk me to the car. Being the gentleman you are you would open my door for me. We would go for a cocktail at a casual but funky bar. Somewhere cozy and romantic. Then we’d go do something entertaining like watch a comedy show or something good at the theatre. After that we’d go for a walk and you’d take me home and say goodbye with another soft kiss on the cheek.
Good luck Kirsten. A pleasure to have you on PIM. Best of luck with the Modelling and FHM Models 2011 We’ll get the votes coming your way..