Melissa Leith! What can we say, except that we’re completely taken back by her beauty and outlook on life. Next level sex appeal that tips the scales, and we are excited to introduce her to you as our LW Babe of the Week.
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Full name: Melissa Leith
Hometown: Durban SA (Bluff)
Day job: Procurement Manger by day, super mom by night.
Likes: Yoga, beach, chocolate, travel, adventure, bubble baths and wine.
Dislikes: Creepy crawlies, messy spaces and horror movies
Special talents: Artistry and good designing ethics.
Who is Melissa Leith?
I was born and raised in Durban and I am the eldest of four siblings. I am very much a down to earth mommy with three beautiful daughters. I am also a wife, full time working mom, model and socialite. I am energetic, creative and ambitious. I love to laugh and joke around.
I have always had a passion for being behind the camera, and modelling is my muse. I love working with new people on set and making magic happen. To see the outcome after every shoot makes what I do so worth it (sometimes I can’t believe it’s me in the photo). Being a mom of girls, you need to be on the ball all the time and I raise my daughters to lead by example. Make a difference and inspire others.
If we could spend a day in your shoes, what would we experience?
My days are extremely busy with three children, balancing Motherhood and working full time can be a blessing and a challenge. I start my day with a 30 minute cardio workout and a cup of coffee, make breakfast, pack lunches, schoolbags, etc., and get the kiddies ready for school. Then get myself ready. Drop all the kids at school and begin my day at work. Afternoons is fetching children from school, attending sports games and matches, doing homework, cleaning, bathing and making dinner. While I make dinner I’ll have a glass of wine to unwind. I also squeeze in a good hour of Yoga everyday, it’s so worth it. You need to have a balance. Then I’ll organise and pack for the next day. Then it’s time for a long bubble bath.
If you could spend a day in anyone else’s shoes, who would it be?
I’d have to say Alessandra Ambrosio, she is just amazing. She has a simple, balanced life. She’s a single mom and rocking it. Just to walk down the runway at a Victoria’s Secret fashion show wearing one of their gorgeous showstoppers. All that sexy lingerie, it doesn’t get better than that.
What are your most important things in life?
My Girls, my Husband and my family. Everything else comes after. Growing up in a big family and being the eldest taught me so many core values that I use with my family to this day. Daily structures and routines is a stable foundation for a happy family.
What is your definition of good looking?
Cliché but defiantly tall, handsome, sexy smile and captivating eyes.
Have you ever used your good looks to get yourself out of trouble?
Yes I have, more than once. It has in many cases also gotten me into a lot of trouble.
Now that summer is here, what are you looking forward to most?
Beach, pool, bikinis and sun kissed skin. Spending my weekends on the beach.
What are your pros and cons of being a Durban girl?
Pro – Beach day every day.
Con – I love durbs so there are no cons.
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you?
I love karaoke. I also sing in the shower loudly every chance I get, no matter who is listening.
Which part of your body is your favourite, and which part gets the most attention from guys?
Definitely my eyes. They are the window to the soul. I think most guys are attracted to my smile… could also be my bum.
When it comes to guys, what to you take not of first?
Straight away, his eyes and his smile. I can’t resist a well built body either.
Hit us with some inspiration for the day?
There is nothing more rare and beautiful than a woman being unapologetically herself, comfortable in her perfect imperfections. That is the true essence of beauty. Life is short, smile while you still have teeth.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Date night? Lots of candles and rose petals.
Extreme? Sky diving.
Adventure? Base Jumping.
After hours? Yoga.
Sensual? Neck massage.
Photos by Lyle Simes Photography.