Her beauty takes our breath away every time! Meet and get to know our LW Babe of the Week, Leana Niemand below.
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Full name: Leana Niemand
Nickname: Lee / Lallie / Lana
Hometown: Benoni, Johannesburg
Day job: Full time wifey and mommy to my two beautiful babies (Jack Russel & Boerboel). Part time Legal Advisor at my husband’s Family Security Company based in Johannesburg. I also occasionally enjoy promotional modeling work.
Likes: Modelling and dancing. Sushi, Wine and Cheesecake (serious sweet tooth). Visiting new places. Going to church. Although I am an admitted attorney I have always had a passion working with children – In my second life I would love to be a teacher. Love any form of physical activity, gym is my 2nd home [laughs].
Dislikes: Bullying, always be kind and generous. Spiders…big or small…and for some funny reason I always tend to attract them. Winter, hate being cold, can it be September already!?
Special talents: I have the brilliant ability to sum a person up in the first few seconds of meeting them, and I’m usually always right.
What’s been going on in the life of Leana since we last featured you in 2015?
Since my last feature I won the IFBB SA Beach Bikini Championships held in Sandton, shortly after my shoot with LW Mag. I got married, celebrated my 27th and 28th Birthdays, became an aunt to a beautiful baby boy, joined a dancing academy and signed my first international modeling contract for a skincare Beauty advertisement.
What have been some of your highlights?
I competed at the Arnold Classic Amateur fitness Show in May 2016 and had the privilege to be in the presence of the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger. I have always admired Arnold and found this to be a dream come true. But mostly becoming an aunt and wife has definitely been the proudest moments of my life!
What was it like shooting with the team again for this feature?
As always I have so much fun with the LW Mag team, not only do they always have brilliant shoot locations and posing ideas but they always tend to make me laugh and feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera! Very honored to be featured for a second time, thank you so much for this LW Mag.
What do you like to do for fun on the weekends?
I love to spend time with friends and family, attending braais or heading out to watch a movie or even just have some coffee and cake. My weekdays can get pretty busy with work and training therefore I usually make sure I always make time for special people in my life. You will also find me walking my dogs every Sunday afternoon, love being outdoors and my dogs don’t complain at all [laughs].
Which part of your day is your favorite?
Without a doubt waking up in the mornings and going to bed in the evenings, because I get to wake up and go to bed next to my best friend.
Tell us which is your favorite TV Series, Movie, Band, Song, Drink, Food, Sport?
TV Series: I never miss an episode of The Bachelor/ Bachelorette. I love seeing people find their happily ever after ending.
Movie: Is it weird that I’ve watched Titanic maybe 50 times by now? [Laughs] best movie ever!
Song: Right now has to be Despacito. I love music that makes me feel sexy and confident.
Food: Has to be my very own spaghetti bolognaise.
Drink: A Cherry Jar we discovered recently at this lovely Portuguese restaurant close to where we gym.
Sport: I’m not really a sport fanatic and you won’t ever find me watching sport at home but I do love training and lifting weights at the gym.
What are your words to live by?
Be real, be yourself, be unique, be true, be honest, be humble and be happy.
What’s your way to a man’s heart?
The way to my man’s heart is taking him to the shooting range [laughs].
What one thing can a guy do to make you go weak at the knees?
In all honestly, if you can make me laugh you have my full attention? I love laughing; besides laughter is the root of good memories!
If you were granted three wishes, what would yours be?
1. To Indulge in all my favorite treats, all day long, every day and staying on a 1 digit body-fat percentage all year – wouldn’t that be nice.
2. To speak every language imaginable.
3. Endless wishes, all being granted of course [laughs].
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Photo shoots? Confidence.
Night out? Dancing.
Winter? Hot chocolate and cuddling.
Exciting? Second LW Mag feature.
Strong? My husband.