She’s fun and vibey, loves the beach and PlayStation games. She’s got our attention and we’re pretty sure she’ll have yours too! Get to know the super fine Amber Elizabeth as our LW Babe of the Week in her feature below.
Full name: Amber Elizabeth Konahos
Nickname: Ambs, Ambi or Ambi Bambi
Age: 23 years young
Hometown: Ballito, but born in the 011
Day job: Model/ Makeup Artist/ Monster Energy Girl
Likes: Happy vibes, good people, good food, dancing, laughing, music, animals and being out in the ocean on my surfboard. Even if I’m not catching any waves, it’s my favourite place to be in the world. Other than Thailand of course, that’s my retirement destination. Kids, I love children. Disney movies, still and always be The Little Mermaids number one fan, I’m obsessed with anything to do with mermaids. Good PlayStation sessions, COD (if you don’t know what that stands for we can’t be friends), Mortal Kombat… bring it, I’ll kick your ass! 420? Is that allowed on here? [laughs].
Dislikes: People that can’t drive, and I don’t mean haven’t got their license, I mean people that pull Austin Powers famous 1,000,000 point turns or drive like snails. It drives me insane and I get road rage, it is so unnecessary to drive at 40km an hour. Please, just rather walk or get a bicycle. People that are rude to waiters/ staff members, it shows a lot about their characters. Bad personal hygiene… like, dude maybe go buy some roll-on, have a little shave, wash your hair, cut your nails. People that don’t like animals, I’ve always been weary of those. A dirty house. Christmas carols, I’d rather die. I’m not religious, (gonna lose points for that one) I actually think it’s rather unfair to anyone who is not Christian to have to listen to those. It’s selfish and even worse that they’re all so shitty to listen to.
Special talents: I don’t have any of those. I think, the stuff I can do is weird. Can being a weirdo be a special talent? I’m talking, being able to Lick my nose, wiggle my ears, stick my shoulder blades out so they look like creepy wings. Pull the ugliest faces you’ve ever seen in your entire life… that sorta stuff? No? Okay…I’ll just stop.
How would you best introduce yourself to our readers?
If you haven’t already figured out, I’m very laid back. I don’t take anything (other than the import stuff like work) too seriously, I’m always up for a good laugh, I like being silly. I don’t think I’ll ever grow up, I’ll always be young at heart, cue 18 till I die [laughs]. I’m very easy going, a bit of a tomboy. I fit in with the dudes more than the girls. I don’t do the girly cackling. it hurts my ears. As much as the girly, model look I have going on seems like I’m a lot of work, I’m really not. I’m happy to ride to Maccie Dees with you in my tracksuit to get takeaways one night and be dressed to the nines the next for a fancy dinner. I’ll do both, any time. I’m a happy go lucky chick, bringing good vibes and food. I love to cook. When I cook at home I make enough to feed about 8 people. Thats the Greek in me, wanting to just feed everyone. Other than that, I’m really simple. Not fussy. Never judge anyone, ever. I’m a bit of a nutcase and a little but psycho but my boyfriend still stays so nothing too bad I guess.
What do you like to get up to on the weekends?
Beach! Sun! Bikini! Surf! I don’t get to go as often as I like, but that’s my favourite thing to do. Chilling out and catching some rays.
How true is the saying “blondes have more fun”?
[Laughs] I guess it depends on your definition of “fun”.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I see myself with the opportunity to retire. Possibly married. Yes I’m a homely kinda girl. Successful modeling career. On the beach all the time. A child (hopefully a boy, I do not want girls). I want 3 so, 28 isn’t a bad time to start. Living life to the max and just having a good time, appreciating everything and everyone in my life. Oh, and playing endless amounts of playstation on my home cinema. They better come up with something good by then.
What has been one of the hardest life challenges you’ve had to face?
I’ve had many of those. Wouldn’t even know where to start!
What advice would you give to your 16 year old self?
To enjoy not having responsibilities for as long as possible.
What’s is the experience of being a Monster Energy Girl like?
I must say, out of all the work I’ve ever done, being a Monster Girl is such an amazing job to have. Everyone on the team is awesome, fun, easy to work with and very laid back. No dramas, no cattiness with the girls. Everyone’s very sweet and all the events are always so much fun!
What have been some of your favorite events you have attended for Monster Energy?
I don’t have a favourite, to be perfectly honest. As I said, I always have a great time. I am, however sure that Gymkhana GRiD this weekend shall be my favourite, I can’t wait!
If you were granted three wishes, what would you wish for?
That no one on earth was poor. That would solve a lot of problems. Provided the people promised to use it for the right things, I’d wish everyone was rich.
I’d wish to be a mermaid. A real life one.
Don’t think I have a 3rd, yet.
Your suggestions on TV series’ to binge watch?
I don’t watch too many series, I do enjoy Stranger Things on Netflix, any of the American Horror Stories. I like weird shows. I love scary movies. I’m not a lovey dovey movie fan. I’ll watch them if I must but a skop, skiet en donner will always take first place. Love marvel movies as well. Comics are my best.
What is one of the most spontaneous things you’ve ever done?
Can’t say on here… thats definitely not allowed.
With the festive season around the corner, what are you looking forward to most?
Eating! Everything! Dessert! Gammon! More gammon and then more desert! Then, those mince pies that actually aren’t mince they’re fruit. And like, sweet. Those… things. Whoever came up with those is a genius. Except for the name… they didn’t do too well there. And above all of that, just being able to spend some good quality time with loved ones and family. Not all of my family is around, it would mean the world to me to be able to see everyone, but that for me, is the best part about the festive season. Spending time. We don’t have a lot of it, and I think we take it for granted. And lastly… gammon! And oh, Those cherries that come with the gammon!
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Guys? Ulterior motives.
Girls? Just wanna have fun.
Good times? Being around family and friends.
Attitude? On the catwalk… yeahhh on the catwalk (if you didn’t know, that’s a Right Said Fred song).
Confident? [Laughs] A feminine hygiene advert? I don’t know.
Photos by Lyle Simes Photography.