The outgoing, bubbly, big hearted and drop-dead hot Shelby Jessica Neves features as our LW Babe of the Week. Naughty or nice? Find out below…
Full name: Shelby Jessica Neves
Day job: Student – studying personal training and specialised nutrition through Trifocus Fitness Academy as well as a Bcom in Business Management
Likes: Training, travelling, spending time with friends and family, going for walks and being active, although I do enjoy relaxing and not doing anything at times. I’m obsessed with Modern Family
Dislikes: I have a huge fear for snakes and spiders. I really don’t like it when people give me a fright.
Special talents: Hmm, apart from eating I can’t think of any other special talents I have [laughs]
How would you best explain yourself in one sentence?
I would say I’m an outgoing, bubbly person with a big heart, I tend to care about people and their well-being a lot.
If we could spend a day in your shoes, what would we experience?
You would experience an early morning fasted cardio session to start the day followed by a few hours of studying and meal prepping in between. In the afternoons I do my weighted training session and some post-workout cardio. I conclude my day with some more studying. My days can vary depending on what I need to do but that is an accurate outline of what my day consists of.
What is your favorite day of the week?
My favourite day of the week would most probably be a Wednesday, because by then I’ve settled into the new week and its almost weekend time again. Also because on my current training program from my coach, Tarryn Zelow, Wednesday is leg day!
If you could be a part of and relive any historic situation, which would it be and why?
I would choose the day my younger sister, who is also best friend, was born. I was too young to be there but I wish I could have.
What type of people do you like to surround yourself with?
People who radiate a positive energy. They don’t have to have the same interests as me but it’s always nice to be around people who are accepting and supportive of other peoples interests. I love being around people who are honest and real. To me, that’s an important trait. I prefer not to surround myself with people who put on a screen and are not themselves.
Give us some insight into your fitness lifestyle and how you keep you body in such good shape?
I constantly follow a meal plan from my coach which alters depending on how far away from a competition I am. I exercise twice a day, Sundays are rest days. It’s important to watch what you eat, what you put into your body plays a vital role, no matter how hard or how often you exercise!
What are your loves and hates of the fitness industry?
My love for the fitness industry is the game itself. The process of constantly working towards self-improvement. I’m also grateful for the lessons this industry has taught me, whether they are fitness related lessons or just general life lessons.
On the other hand , my dislikes towards this industry is that I’ve found some people tend to bring others down in the hope of uplifting themselves. I know this industry is based on competition but I don’t believe that should cause hatred towards competitors. We all work hard and yes, everyone wants to be a winner but we want people to support and help motivate us. So why not do the same to them?!
Cheat meals – what do they consist of?
I have one cheat meal a week which can be anything savoury. Refined sugar treats are a no-no! My go-to cheat meal would be pizza or a cheesy burger and chips.
What are your top five holiday destinations?
France, I was recently there and absolutely loved it! I made memories there that I hold very close to heart.
A lodge in Dullstroom, the most peaceful and therapeutic location I’ve stayed at in South Africa.
Austria because I love the snow and went skiing there when I was much younger.
Western Cape because I without a doubt think it’s our country’s most beautiful province.
Last but certainly not least, any tropical island.
What type of guy do you find attractive?
I find a well-mannered, hygienic and ambitious man that has a good sense of humour and personality extremely attractive. I personally prefer the brown hair and tanned skin look.
What features do you look at first when meeting a guy?
Features that stand out to me most would be teeth and nails. Also, I find it super attractive when a guy is well-built and in good shape.
Would you classify yourself as naughty or nice?
Hmm, I would say a little bit of both but more nice!
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Intimidating? Being reprimanded for something I did that I wasn’t supposed to do. Hence why I’ve become more nice than naughty [laughs].
Turn on? Funny, respectful guy with a good amount of muscle and tanned skin.
Turn off? A disrespectful guy with no sense of humour whatsoever.
Crush? My boyfriend.
Sexy? Muscles and some tattoos, but not too much.
Ambition? A person who doesn’t have to be established but who is working towards something. Someone who is trying to be and do better.
Photos by Sean Levitt | Instagram.