“Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”– Christian Dior
PIM:Tahlita. Thank you for gracing PIM. . Firstly tell our readers more about yourself? Tahlita: I was born on the 24th of April 1988, whilst my parents were visiting friends in Brakpan, thus my unfortunate luck for being born with a deficit place of birth “brakpan”. Not good on my CV hahaha
My parents decided to name me “Tahlita”, out of the bible, as in the bible the name means strength.
i’m a reflection of my decision of my parent’s decision for a name, as i never give up; i have a source of energy and willpower that never seems to wither. The tougher any situation, the more determined i get to beat it , and to make it to the top. I live each day with passion, compassion and integrity and being prepared is something that touches all aspects of my life. I love nothing more than a challenge that will test me and feed me with the knowledge that i need and crave. I work hard and know I can achieve everything i set my mind to. I love life and everything that comes with it, i love overcoming obstacles and gaining knowledge. I grew up on a farm and the eldest of 4 children, all sisters, and my dad’s bad luck haha.
So you own a Modelling School. Tell us more about it?How did it all Begin
Yes i do 🙂 4 U Model Management which is based in Ellisras, Limpopo (Yes i know, odd place to have it but the talent there is AMAZING). People tend to focus on everything that’s going on in the city and what’s happening there instead of looking abroad. When i was little i would go around in my neighborhood and get young girls to enter my little amateur beauty pageants. My mom would always make the sashes etc and we will have this “big” event. I’ve always wanted to go into that direction or organise events. I’ve been lecturing for the past 5 years now and finally decided to open up my own modelling school lecturing students between the ages of 3 – 25 and preparing them for the modeling industry. Every girl wants to be a model, but i don’t only focus on that, i focus on the deeper levels that determines growth. I have students that come purely to better their self esteem and then students that only wants to do pageants. i cater for all.
What do you teach at the school. Care to run us by a few courses
*Public Speaking – On and off stage
*Pageantry Ramp & Preperation
*Preparing for Castings
Is it Challenging. I mean the Industry is so Competitive?
The industry is very challenging and competitive. It takes strong and dedicated people. Everyone thinks it’s so easy being a model…walking around, looking all pretty etc but it’s not, it’s really hard work. if you want to stay in this industry you have to work for it. It’s a big industry but small enough to ruin your reputation if you don’t handle things correctly. you have to Use everything as a stepping stone
What advise would you give out there to young aspiring models that want to make it in the Industry?
Stay true to who you are and always stay humble. Always remember where you came from and work hard towards where you want to be or what you want to achieve. it’s a tough industry but giving up shouldn’t be an option. use every situation, critique and “set back” as a stepping stone to motivate you and push you harder.
What has been some of the highs and lows in your modelling Career?
There has been more high lights than lows i must say. the people you meet in this industry are amazing, you get a bit of everything.It’s a huge industry but small enough so that it becomes “family”. Everyone knows everyone and there’s always good things to say but visa versa.
What are your Health and beauty secrets?Any tips for our readers?
True beauty starts from within. The journey to better health and beauty requires consistency and persistence. it’s hard in today’s busy life to constantly work out and eat healthy because everything is such a rush and everything is on the go. but you have to try limit yourself and attempt some self discipline when it comes to exercising and eating healthy
Can you Cook. What would you make PIM for Dinner?
Cook??? I’m Afrikaans, of course i can cook, it’s expected haha. i have this amazing “self invented” pasta dish that i would make but no, not sharing all my secrets
Describe your day if you did not have your Blackberry/I phone/smartphone?
PURE TORTURE! Then it would have to be a “normal’ day with just working, going for a run and working on new events.
What do you prefer on a guy.Boxers or Briefs? Defiantly briefs.
Why should anyone visit SA. ? Well besides everything that’s going on in our country, we have such a remarkable history. We have a beautiful country!! I for one are very proud to be South African
Your dream shoot.Pick a location, a theme?
Now that i can’t say sorry. I’ve had this idea for years but can’t say it because someone might just steal my idea.
Oh and what would you regard as the sexiest part of your body and a guys?
on my body?! uhm……well i’ve been told by a lot of people i have amazing eyes so going to stick to that. hmm on a man?! Most Defiantly his shoulders and arms.
What was the most bizarre and funny come on line that a guy has used on you?
“do you sleep on your tummy….?? can i??”
What’s your favourite fashion brand: Guess
Favourite food: There’s a lot, i love food!! Sushi, pasta and spicy Thai foods
Favourite perfume on a guy: Paco Rabanne – One Million and Calvin Klein – Euphoria
Favourite Perfume on you: Paco Rabanne – Ultraviolet & DKNY – Red Delicious
Favourite clubbing and Hangout? News Cafe Menlyn. Everyone there is like family!!! I’m sure i own some shares there by now, need to find out ha ha
Favourite desert: Peppermint crisp Tart.
Dream Car: Aston Martin – Rapid S or the DB 9
One wish you would like to come through? I wish i could turn back time and correct some things I’ve done. But then again, i think everyone wishes for that haha
A quote that you always live by- You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…
Favourite brand and colour of Lingerie? La Senza – Turquoise, black, white and purple
Favourite Holiday Destination: Cayman Islands
Whats your take on friends with Benefits.? I really don’t get it?!? And it actually disgusts me. You have no respect for yourself of the other person. if you don’t want to commit then don’t. But people have their own takes on this, i just don’t like it at ALL
If you could be anyone famous,Who would you want to be and why?
Jennifer love Hewitt. She’s absolutely radiant and not someone who likes the spotlight that much. she is who she is and chooses to share her success than gloat about it. She’s not demanding and not afraid to stand up for herself if need be. The girl next door.
Did you ever get propositioned by any famous Chap? Yes i have a couple of years ago and and was completely shocked. I called his girlfriend at the time, they are still together today. not going to mention names.
would you rate urself as a romantic? To be honest, i use to be but not that much anymore. I can and will be easily again 🙂
Whats your opinion about Lady Gaga? odd question hahaha. uhm well Lady Gaga is lady Gaga, not much to say about her. I like her and respect the fact that’s she’s not afraid to show who she really is.
What do you think of the Playboy Brand in South Africa?
At first i was a bit shocked comparing it to the overseas brand but i think Playboy South Africa has the potential to get there. It’s already looking so much better. I just wish they would choose some prettier girls haha
Are you single? Yes
What’s your ideal man? For me there is no such thing as an ‘ideal man’. I don’t focus on things that don’t exist. I just want someone that will love me for who i am and stand by me no matter what. someone with strong willpower and knows what he want’s in life. I don’t care about materialistic things, more about the type of person he is and how he treats me, where i fit into his life, because i won’t come second.
If PIM had to take T on a date. What would we have to do to blow your socks off lol?
hahaha i HATE dates!!! And i think the question should be turned around haha
Where will we see you next(magazine /publication/tv?
I stopped with my modeling but do articles and representation here and there but i will keep you guys posted.
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follow me on twitter: @TahlitaRex88