Today’s Homegrown sensation aka Leandri van Niekerk is our next MOLLBABE modeling editorial feature for today for our FEBRUARY 2020 MOLLMAGSA feature, alongside Eduard Labuschagne from ModelConnectRSA

 

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MUA / Makeup done by @nastassjasmit on instagram also on facebook

 

Leandri is all about having fun… because she’s a girl that makes her humor and energetic energy for living life to the fullest of her ability do the talking…that truly makes  you smile all day long as she shine on photo shoot days. She truly has a passion for modeling and is one of the hidden gems in the making for this tough industry of modeling these days.

Plus in her #MeTime she loves to spend time with her family and friends, shes your ultimate PC GAMING Girl Next Door, as well as like any other girl of today’s lifestyle , she lllooovvveeesss Shopping!!! …

” That Never Give Up” drive and thrive for life, that’s what keeps her motivated… plus being a true gem to be herself and be #ProudlySouthAfrican part of the ” Rainbow Nation”  wanting and doing what she can to make a difference in the Country of South Africa for South Africa and a better brighter future for all women and also the causes of nature, animal wildlife and the environment.

As our CEO Arne Schreuder interviews Leandri van Niekerk along with Photographer Eduard Labuschagne from ModelConnectRSA and MUA artist aka Nastassja Smit  for today’s – “Street Style Skater Girl” editorial feature,

Welcome Leandri and Photographer Eduard, congrats on today’s feature with us at MOLLMAGSA FEBRUARY 2020 issue, how does it make you both feel? 

Model Leandri – First of all, I would like to thank the extremely artistic photographer, Eduard, for the amazing photos. Arne, thank you for the opportunity to feature in this AMAZING magazine. I am truly grateful and blessed. 

Eduard Photographer (ModelConnectRSA) – I am super excited about this feature with Leandri… such a young talented model. 

“A true hidden gem in the making.”

Leandri describe yourself in 4 words to us and tell us what makes you being who you are? 

  • Live 
  • Life 
  • Love 
  • Laugh 

“Being thankful for every day and living my life to the fullest, caring for other people and animals.” that’s me to a T.

When and Where did the modeling phase of your life start Leandri, please share? 

It all started when I was sixteen years old. I entered my first modeling competition in Witbank – SOUTH AFRICA, and that is where my love for modeling started, especially because the competition was associated with charity. 

Other than modeling what’s your interests and hobbies what will we find you do when you’re not in front of the camera lens working those unique and beautiful poses you have Leandri? 

Like any other girl I do like to…. 

  • Go shopping,  
  • Spending time with my family and friends.  
  • And on a less serious note, fishing with my dad,  
  • Doing some online computer gaming,  
  • Reading and have a nice relaxing workout at the gym. 

Eduard what makes Leandri so special and a unique model to work with on a photo shoot project like this? 

Leandri is so fun to work with she enjoys shooting and her sense of humor is just incredible never a boring shoot with her on set. 

“Keeps you smiling all the time”

Where did this photo shoot take place location wise and why did you pick this spot to do it Eduard? 

We shot in a few different locations around Pretoria, we select locations based on what the vibe of the photos is and intended to give off that particular vibe at the time. 

Leandri what is it that so special for you being Proudly South African and what does it mean to you? 

I am Proudly South African, and a child of the Rainbow nation, with a culture of beautiful diversity. We are the new generation that love a country that is overflowing with natural beauty and some of the world’s most iconic leaders, like… late great and iconic figure Nelson Mandelahaving the best rugby team in the world “THE #SPRINGBOKS”, and being the only people that actually knows what “braaibroodjies” are with a lekker braai…  

I want to embrace the beautiful country and share my energy with love and respect where ever I go. I believe that reaching out with love we can achieve much more in this country.  And therefore, I am supporting the” I am Staying group” as Proudly South African. 

QUICK FIRE FUN FACT TIME WITH LEANDRI VAN NIEKERK? 

Its Valentines Month, what would be the perfect Valentines Gift to you to receive from that someone special? – A “Daniel Wellington” watch and bracelet and a huge big soft teddy bear. 

Favorite Movie or Netflix series at the moment? – Movie it will be “The Breakfast Club” and NETFLIX SERIES “Pretty Little Liars” 

If you could be the president of your country in the future one day what would be the TOP 3 changes you will make or bring to make life better for the country and its citizens? – 

  • I would like to make a change in the perception of girls or women in equality with regards to safety, it is not only us that has to be safe walking the streets or going to a club with friends.
  • Furthermore, I am all for free education to all children, especially in less privileged or rural areas. Children are our future and we need to educate them to their fullest potential.
  • Lastly, I would like to make changes in the area of environment, our beautiful earth is losing all its glory and it remains our duty to protect it by planting more trees and encourage less pollution.

SOUTH AFRICA is known for its beautiful Animal Wildlife…What’s your favorite animal living in the wild and why do you say so? –  

The Cheetah… Why I say so is the following: 

This is an incredible animal; the cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal and Africa’s most endangered big cat. Uniquely adapted for speed, the cheetah is capable of reaching speeds greater than 110 kilometers per hour in just over three seconds.  

They do this so gracefully, as I am a cat person, this animal intrigues me with its beauty and style. I once visited Mbidi Lodge near Middelburg, and it was a privilege to be around this animal. 

Favorite Chart-topping Music song / track at the moment that’s your favorite jam? – “What a man gotta do “ – from the  Jonas Brothers 

 Every one of us has a daily motivation quote we live life by, share with us what’s yours? – When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming” 

Videography credits : ModelConnectRSA