Miss Varsity Cup
1. Where did you matriculate?
I matriculated in Volksrust High School, Mpumalanga. Volksrust is a very small town where Mpumalanga, the Free State and KwaZulu Natal come together. I wouldn’t change growing up and matriculating in such a small town for anything! Everyone knows each other and care about each other. I wasn’t exposed to the things people living in big cities were exposed to, and I think it made a big difference in the way I grew up and the way I am now.
2. What are you studying?
I’m studying Medicine at UFS. I believe it is my calling, not only the fact that I got accepted at Kovsies, but I was also the first successful test tube baby of the University of the Free State and this makes it even clearer!
3. What do you most enjoy about student-life?
I enjoy being independent, studying the course that’s enabling me to help others, being part of something I live for at Kovsies Church, participating in first year activities like informals, stagedoor, sport (netball) and getting to know ‘thousands’ of new people!
4. Why did you enroll in the Miss Varsity Cup 2011 competition?
I love people, sport and Kovsies! Being part of the Varsity Cup keeps me in touch with student life, sport and social activities instead of studying all the time. It created opportunities of meeting great people and living out my Christianity. I’m now able to be a role model for others and represent Kovsies and the Shimlas as UFS Miss Varsity Cup 2011.
5. Who is your favorite university first team rugby player and why?
My favourite University first team player is the Shimlas player Charles Marais. Not only because he plays number 1, but also because he is strong, muscular and something for the eye. He is also very humble and a Christian.
6. What do think about global warming and world peace?
Global warming is a reality (ask the Japanese). It is scientifically proven that air pollution and other factors cause global warming. This causes climate change, rising in sea levels and a decrease in food supply and water resources. I believe that global warming has a great influence on world peace. Especially the decrease in food supply and water resources causes fighting over it. Some even say that the third world war will be because of fighting over water supply. It is difficult to influence world peace, but easier if you see fighting pollution as part of it. So by doing as little as smiling at someone and picking up a paper, you contribute to world peace!
7. Which word do you not like to hear at all and why?
I don’t like hearing “impossible”, because with God nothing is impossible!
8. What or who motivates you and why?
Lance Armstrong motivates me. After he was diagnosed with cancer, he just fought back and even won the Tour de France 7 times in a row. This motivates me to do my best and fight for what I want to achieve, because nothing is impossible.
9. If you were given 50 pink roses, who would you send it to and why?
I would send 50 pink roses to Maria Mashinini, the lady that’s been working in my home for over 18 years. It is 80% her contribution in my life that made me who I am today. She is like my second mom, and she never got 50 pink roses before.
10. What is your impression of the Varsity Cup -Keep the Agro on the field-campaign?
I think it is a very smart way of standing against women and child abuse. Because rugby players are tough and men look up to them, they will have a great impact on them and other men will follow their example and respect women. I am very impressed by the way the teams make an effort in participating in this campaign. For example the Shimlas that went to a Bloemfontein shelter and made a difference there.