Intriguing? Indeed. Sexy? Absolutely.
Get to know Cape Town based Julia Soderlund as our LW Babe of the Week.
Full name: Julia Sarah Spencer Soderlund
Hometown: Pietermaritzburg/ Stellenbosch
Day job: Student
Likes: Travel, the beach, summer, adventure sports and dogs
Dislikes: Brussels sprouts, sand where it shouldn’t be, and cold weather
Special talents: I can ride a unicycle
How would you best introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m playful, adventurous and friendly. I like meeting new people and experiencing new things. Adrenaline rushes make me feel alive, and I’m always down to explore.
What are your pros and cons about being a Cape Town girl?
I have access to such stunning beaches and mountains. There’s always an adventure around the corner, but the cold winters and the wind aren’t my thing.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love hiking, trips to the beach, and road trips along the coast with mates.
If you could live in any city in the world, which would it be and why?
I’d live in Madagascar because of its natural beauty and exotic nature. If I had to live in a big city it would be Sydney or Bondi, so I could wake up to the beach every morning.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in role models on Social Media and the role models in my everyday life. My friends and family inspire me to push myself and to follow my dreams. I also find inspiration in setting goals and challenging myself to achieve them, knowing that the rewards will be worth the grind.
What would you describe your lifestyle?
My lifestyle is centered around balance and achieving personal health through a vegan diet as well as lots of exercise.
What are you looking forward to most this winter?
Staying in bed 24/7, and maybe a bit of hiking and indoor activities.
When it comes to guys, what’s attractive in your eyes?
Physically: Hands and eyes. A strong body, but not a big one. It’s attractive when he’s adventurous and playful. He mustn’t be too dependent or controlling. I need my space and I want him to have his own. A slight chase is a good thing.
What are your tell-tale signs when you are interested in a guy?
He’ll be the first thing my mind thinks of when I’m not preoccupied or focused on something specific. I’ll make an effort to see him and to get to know him.
What is one of the wildest things you have ever done, and would you do it again?
Probably riding trolleys in a shopping mall, at midnight, at unreasonable speeds. No, I wouldn’t because I got arrested for it.
If you had to compare yourself to any cartoon character, which would portray you best?
Winnie the Pooh. He’s goofy and clumsy but loves good company and he keeps his friends close. He also like to explore.
What is your idea of success in life?
Success is reaching personal goals. For me success would be having balance in my life and spending every day doing things I am passionate about. I want a family and a warm and welcoming home. I want to be interested in my job and I want to be good at what I do.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Girl friends? Days spent under the sun in bikinis, skinny dipping and wine. Lots of giggles and unforgettable memories. Road trips and crazy adventures. I can call them up at any time with any problem and I know they’ll be by my side in no time.
Guy friends? A good laugh and lots of play. Skating, hiking and days at the beach or in the mountains. I know they’ll always be there for a good talk and they’ll lift my mood with jokes and bants.
Hot? Charly Jordan.
Early mornings? Waking up before the sun and starting the day by watching the sunrise.
Must have? A dog. I could never live without a dog.
Secret? If I told you it wouldn’t be a secret…
Photos by Renier van der Westhuizen.