Having graced the pages of many glossies, Bianca Koyabe has been making waves in the South African modelling world and now that she’s become an ambassador for GNC South Africa, it won’t be long before this beauty goes international! Here she shares her secrets to success.
GLAMOUR: Have you always wanted to be a model?
Bianca: My passion for modelling started about 4 years ago. I had always loved being in front of the camera but growing up I actually wanted to be a professional netball player.
GLAMOUR: How did winning South Africa Swimsuit influence your life and career?
Bianca: Winning South African Swimsuit (Now known as World Swimsuit South Africa) gave me that extra bit of confidence. It gave me the feeling that I can actually be a really good model. I also learnt that persistence and dedication can go a long way.
GLAMOUR: What advice would you give to models who want to enter the competition?
Bianca: My biggest advice is that you have to believe in yourself! There is no right or wrong; it’s a model search, so they are looking for new talent and new faces. Then you need to gather all your friends and family and help them support you and spread the word to vote for you. GNC is also the official sponsor of the World Swimsuit South Africa Model Search, so after winning the competition, I was in contact with them [which lead to becoming their South African ambassador]
GLAMOUR: How do you keep you award-winning body in shape?
Bianca: I exercise five times a week. I balance it out, strength training three times a week and cardio training twice a week. I drink a lot of green tea and detox teas to make sure my system is always clean. I also do juice cleanses from time to time. I eat healthy and I have one cheat day a week where I indulge a little bit. I drink a lot of water and I make sure that I eat in moderation — that is key!
Nozibusiso is a model turned beauty blogger. She moved from KZN to the city of gold to turn her dreams into reality. See her blog, Nubian Perfection, here.
Bianca is represented by Ice Models.