Fit and toned, just the way we like it. Natasha Koekemoer rocks our LW Babe of the Week feature – photoset and interview below.
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Full name: Natasha Koekemoer
Day job: Student Record Coordinator
Likes: Good food, good company and good coffee
Dislikes: Selfish people
Special talents: Fitness
How would you best explain your personality to our readers?
I’m an outgoing, fun-loving person, a go-getter and I’m always up for a challenge.
What weekends are made for?
For me my weekends consist of early morning gym sessions, time spent on the beach and evenings spent with family and friends.
What are your morning rituals?
When I’m prepping for contests it consists of fasted cardio at 5am in the morning, and when I’m not prepping for shows I normally hit the snooze button. My workday starts at 7am so I am usually up early having breakfast and ensuring my meals are packed for the long day ahead.
What’s your secret to keeping your body in such good shape?
Balance and consistency. It’s all about following a proper diet plan that suits your needs and goals, but still allowing yourself to enjoy some good food now and then. That together with working out 6-7 days a week is what keeps me in shape! I always believe that you should never stop improving yourself!
What are your pet peeves when it comes to working out?
When people unleash all sweaty hell on a machine and don’t clean up afterwards.
Are girls just as bad as guys when it comes to under the covers talk?
Yes, I actually think girls are worse than guys. We really lay it all out there after a few glasses of wine.
What do girls often talk about that guys don’t realize?
We always talk about them, good and bad details, we really do go into detail.
You walk into a nightclub, which guy grabs your attention?
I hardly ever go out to nightclubs, but a guy who is well built with a good haircut draws my attention, because that’s an indication that he takes care of himself.
What has been one of the weirdest dates you’ve ever been on?
Let me be 100% honest here, I haven’t been on a date in 6 years, but I remember this one time where I went on a blind date and the guy was bald. I don’t do bald guys [laughs].
How did you enjoy your shoot with Lyle Simes for this feature and which scene is your favorite?
It was an absolute blast shooting with Lyle, I felt extremely comfortable in front of the camera. My favorite scene is definitely in the underground parking lot, and he just nailed the shots!
What drives you?
Being the best version of me, motivating others to peruse their dreams and goals, especially when it comes to fitness and lifestyle changes. I want to inspire others to make healthy changes to their lifestyle in order to bring out the best in them.
If you could experience any one thing for just 10 minutes, what would it be?
I would love to experience the thrill of sky diving.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Sexy? Francois Hougaard.
Photos by Lyle Simes Photography.