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Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp
28yrs old. Leo.
Born in Cape Town, lived in Port Elizabeth. Now in Jozi.
Attended a convent for both primary and high school. Studied Law at NMMU and graduated in 2006.
I landed a contract as the Face of Avon cosmetics and was flying to and from PE every other week, sometimes on 6 flights a day, and decided I needed to be based in a more metropolitan city with more contact in the industry. I made appointments with several agencies but Jayn from Ice called me up one day (I was having lunch at Moyo off Jan Smuts) and she refused to put the phone down until I walked into her Rosebank offices. So I paid the bill and stayed in the line with her until I literally walked into Ice Models. The deal was sealed instantly and I made arrangements to move to Jhb.
During my final year of Law, I had a horse riding accident and broke my back. After some time in hospital and with some rehabilitation, I returned to classes and made the decision to never let go of my dreams and aspirations. With this in mind, I attained my degree instead of taking a year off for rest and pursued my dreams of becoming a model in the big city. I could’ve been in a wheelchair but I was blessed to recover fully from the tragic experience.
I intend writing my bar exams next year whilst getting away once or twice a month to shoot local/international work. I want to be a qualified advocate before I’m 30 so it’s important that I stay focused and academically diligent over the next year without a hectic modeling schedule.
I love animals, cats and horses are my favourite. I can no longer ride/compete due to the fact that I am at a higher risk of paralysis should I fall again. My first show was a lead rein gymkhana at the age of 2 so horse riding is in my blood. My parents are both horsey people too – my mom used to be an A Grade show jumper and my dad is a race horse trainer.
I am a home body and prefer to stay indoors and entertain friends or read a book or paint. I’ve done my partying (perhaps overdid it) and I appreciate alone time with special people and friends. An event here and there is fun and I love socializing too, especially if it’s to create awareness for a worthy cause.
I am currently working on a business project that’s close to me heart – my passion for food. I can’t say much about it yet, but I am very excited to get it up and running! Watch this space!