NAME: Boitumelo Refilwe Mongwaketse HAIR COLOR: Black EYE COLOR: Brown HEIGHT:1.67m BIRTHDATE:09 Sept 1988 FAVORITE SCENT/PERFUME: Escada Magnetism HOMETOWN:Kanye
FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD: Cape Town LIFELONG DREAM: To be the best that i can be in everything that i do, so as to achieve my personal goal of self actualisation. To be an International model and a brand ambassador\face of top brands like Dark and Lovely., Revlon, Tommy Hilfiger etc.
BEST BEAUTY SECRET: Never compromise on your beauty routine: cleanse, tone and moisturise. Once you find the one that works for you, stick to it.
ROLE MODEL/IDOL: Connie Ferguson
This happened quiet recently when i forgot all the poses I had practiced for a photoshoot=)
WHAT MADE YOU FIRST BECOME A MODEL?
I always got the occassional, "you have the body for it, the height and style for it" so i started entering beauty pageants like Miss Botswana and also Miss Universe Botswana where i got selected for top 24. But my defining moment was after I got scouted in Sandton,Jhb which really made me take it up seriously!
HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN DID YOUR FIRST FASHION SHOW OR PHOTO SHOOT?
I actually underestimated it. Its was such an eye-opener but it was quiet fun. One has to really have the confidence and to be in the right state of mind, and that confidence will manifest in your photos and your walk.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE CONTROVERSY OF THE SIZE 0 DEBATE IN THE INDUSTRY?
Size doesnt determine ones beauty, its in self-confidence that only one would be able to make it in this industry. Im thankful for having a choice and that being a modern woman allows me to think for myself and not have the world dictate such things to me.
WHAT ARE YOUR GUILTY PLEASURES FOOD WISE?
Pizza and chocolate
WHAT BEAUTY TIPS DO YOU SWEAR BY?
Because confidence is key, grooming is a must. Its all about how you feel inside, therefore your skin, make-up, hair and fragrance all play a role in making you feel beautiful and powerful in your own signature look.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Its about being comfortable, elegant and time-less.
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN A HEALTHY SENSE OF SELF-ESTEEM AND POSITIVE BODY IMAGE? Grooming is essential: I've always believed that a woman with manicured nails, a killer walk, stunning hair and oozes confidence will look 10times better than one with style and no grooming. It all starts with the detail, and when you are neat, the ensemble is just the garnish! =)
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE CITY IN THE WORLD TO VISIT AND WHY? WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL TO NEXT?
Cape Town. The experience was phenomenal, im an adrenalin junkie so this experience took it to another level. I got to visit most of its tourist attractions like, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point, V & A Waterfront, Ratanga Junction, The Wineyards...I would love to go to Brazil in 2014...ha ha
WHAT MOTIVATES OR INSPIRES YOU TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS? WHAT ARE SOME OF THOSE GOALS?
Naturally I am a very ambitious individual so it comes naturally. For me,nothing is engraved in stone because as people grow up dreams and priorities change, but id like to find myself in one of if not all these industries: construction, marketing or intertainment.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND AND COULD ONLY HAVE ONE BEAUTY PRODUCT AND ONE FASHION ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD THEY BE AND WHY?
It would have to be my skin care routine and my recently purchased black and gold tracksuit. Reason being id still want to look good when im eventually found and I love my tracksuit as it is very comfortable and still makes me look good effortlessly.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY? The free gifts of love, life and my precious family.
WHICH WELL KNOWN DESIGNERS HAVE YOU WORKED WITH AND WHICH FASHION SHOWS HAVE YOU TAKEN IN?
I just recently started with my modelling career so I havent worked with any well known designers yet and recently I participated in SA Beauty Fashion show, which was my first fashion show