We’ve been waiting anxiously, patiently! Finally we have it – signed, sealed and delivered – we bring to you Nathalie Faydherbe as our LW Babe of the Week. A Cape Town beach babe who’s sex appeal levels are off the charts.
Full name: Nathalie Josiane Faydherbe
Nickname: Natz or NooNoo
Hometown: Cape Town
Day job: Ballet and Modern Dancer / Part-time hostess
Likes: All genres of music, music is life to me. Absolute foodie. Gaming and fitness
Dislikes: Spiders, horror movies and disorganisation
Special talents: Artist, Master chef – absolutely love cooking and desserts are my specialty
Lets kick things off with a quick introduction to Nathalie. Who, why, what?
Well I was born in Zimbabwe on the 2nd November, I moved to Cape Town 4 years ago to chase my dream and love for dance. I am currently finishing my studies, next year I graduate with my dance papers in ballet, tap and modern and my teachers. I am the eldest of 3 girls. My star sign is Scorpio and as much as I don’t believe in astrology the personality is to a T. I have always been hectically into nutrition and fitness due to my dad who still beats me in the gym half the time. My parents are without a doubt my role models.
We’re excited to finally have you featured as an LW Babe. What does this feature mean to you?
It’s exciting and such an honour to be featured as an LW Babe, I’m still speechless I was asked to be. It really means a lot as it gives me a chance to inspire and motivate even more people, as well as give people an opportunity to get to know a bit about me.
Take us through your photo-shoot with Renier for this feature?
Well I can tell you, winter is definitely on its way [laughs]. Started off as a very icy and misty morning, there was a bit of procrastinating with coffee and wardrobe planning. I don’t think I have been so hesitant to get into water before but once the first outfit was on, the photos just came effortlessly between Renier’s incredible eye and shivering sexiness behind the lens. As time went on I soon became so used to the water that I didn’t want to get out, even more so at the end of the shoot when the Sun eventually broke through. It was definitely for me one of the best shoots I have done. There was a good many laughs at me screaming as the waves broke on me or water splashed me as I was trying to be serious about life. It was definitely a shoot for the books.
Would you consider yourself a beach/ bikini babe?
I do consider myself a beach/ bikini Babe because I basically could live in bikinis but more so because I believe I should have been a mermaid. I love the feeling of the sun on my skin. If I was given half the chance I would live in the water, I’m a beach baby through and through. Most of my modelling pictures are done in swimwear as well.
When not looking good in front of a camera, what can you normally be found doing?
If I’m not shooting I’m usually in the dance studio or the gym, sometimes I’m gaming and yes I am a tad of a nerd but I don’t mind. If I’m not doing any of that I’m working as I part time hostess at two restaurants.
What gets you excited?
This may sound silly but being able to help people. Any opportunity that gives me the chance to inspire/ motivate people gets me excited. It’s another chance for me to make a change and make a difference in the world. As well as anything outdoors and adventurous, I love a good adrenaline rush.
Sex appeal. How would you best describe it?
I would describe it as believing in yourself and having confidence in who you are and your body. It’s loving every curve and stretch mark on your body, because how can you except someone else to love them if you can’t. There is nothing more beautiful and sexy that a woman who can fully embrace who she is, her body and say truthfully she loves her flaws and not care what people have to say about her. That for me is sex appeal. It’s confidence and self love.
What type of guy do you find yourself attracted to and what attributes do you look for first?
What I look for first is how they interact with other people as well as how they approach me and if it’s with respect. I would say I look for someone who looks after their health and body as it shows maturity and is attractive. Someone well groomed, and is presentable. Someone who is motivated and driven because it motivates me to work harder for what I want. I look for someone who lives a similar lifestyle to me, and who’s adventurous and spontaneous, that can keep me on my toes.
For a guy approaching you for the first time, what are your do’s and don’ts?
Do’s – Be confident in your approach. Engage in an intellectual conversation and not small talk. Manners! Greet whoever else I’m with.
Don’t – Don’t Be arrogant, there is nothing attractive about it, Don’t be rude to my friends or anyone I’m with, Don’t use a cliché or cheesy pick up line, its just sad. Don’t be vulgar, it’s so off putting
Every girl has their naughty side. When does yours come out to play?
Probably after 6-7 tequilas or a bottle of champagne [laughs].
How would you rate your flirting game?
It’s really hard to say. It comes naturally to me so I would say 7/10 .
What drives you?
Looking back on the past and seeing how far I have come. It makes me push harder as I know what I’m capable of doing so. It’s proving wrong everyone who said I can’t and showing them I can. It’s being able to sit at the end of the day saying I did it, I’m a step closer.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Naughty? 50 Shades of Grey.
Nice? Chocolate or flowers.
Embarrassing? Putting on my gym pants the wrong way round and not realising it.
Turn on? Touch/ intelligence.
Turn off? Arrogance.
Party? Champagne/ tequila.
Photos by Renier van der Westhuizen.