Introducing Anika Bester as this week’s LW Babe of the Week. Hailing from Langebaan in the Western Cape, we get to know this vibrant and fun hottie who has a love for any form of art.
Full name: Anika Bester
Day job: Studying full time
Likes: Socialising with friends, staying active, surfing, music (I love golden oldies, Elvis Presley and even Mozart), art and photography
Dislikes: People who judge, negativity and anchovies
Special talents: I paint really well and I enjoy playing the piano
How would you best introduce our readers to Anika?
I am a 19-year-old vibrant and fun social person. I am currently studying photography and graphic design. I absolutely love any form of art, be it music, drama, modern or fine art. My love for art and painting since a young age is probably why I developed an interest in makeup. I love trying out new looks and testing new products. Although I am the artsy type I also enjoy staying active. I like any form of exercise: jogging, surfing, a gym session, hockey, you name it. I am also a people’s person and won’t be able to go a day without being with the people I love and the friends that make me laugh.
What type of first impression do you think you leave when meeting someone?
If I would have to guess I would probably always leave a person feeling like they really are my friend after meeting them. Which is true because I tend to become friends with most people I meet. I would like to think that I am generally an inviting person.
What does a day in your life usually consist of?
My morning would usually start off with an early jog. I would then get ready to go to class and meet up with my roommates to travel to class together. After a long day on campus, I would usually unwind with exercise (jogging or I would go to the gym). If I’m not stuck at home the evening with projects and studies I would do either of these two very contradicting things: Enjoy a chill night in my pj’s with a movie and a big bowl of popcorn or… put my makeup and best outfit on and meet up with my girlfriends to paint the town red.
What is one of the most outrageous things you have experienced?
What are you Pros and Cons of living in the Mother City?
Pros definitely include all the amazing interesting people that you meet. Cape Town is also the art mecha of SA so I would say if you’re into art definitely come to Cape Town. There are so my interesting places to hang out at here you would be able to go to a different place every night. We’ve also certainly got the best of both worlds when it comes to big city life and the quieter wine route scenery. And then of course, the beach!
I can’t really think of any cons except the traffic that’s horrendous.
For anyone visiting for the first time, what would you suggest they get up to and experience in Cape Town?
They definitely need to visit Zeit MOCAA, take a bicycle and ride on the promenade in Seapoint, visit all the quaint little coffee roasteries you can find in the CBD, visit Clifton Beach, get to know the history of our country by going the Castle of Good Hope and the District Six Museum, and last but not least you haven’t fully experienced Cape Town if you have not been up Table Mountain.
If you could leave on your dream holiday tomorrow and take one person with you, where would you go, who would you take with?
I would love to do a tour of Europe with my sister.
Who is your celebrity crush?
What do you like to do with your down time?
I would play around with makeup or just enjoy playing piano for a while.
Give us a list of you favourite series’ to binge watch?
I don’t generally watch series cause I feel like I’m wasting time when I start to binge and that just gets on my nerves, but three series that did have me glued to my screen and that I would recommend for a rainy day are: 13 Reasons Why, Friends and That 70’s Show.
What type of guy do you find yourself attracted to?
I like the silent strong type of guy, but he definitely needs to have a sense of humour.
What is your instant turn on?
Confidence without being proud.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Irritating?People that chew too loud.
Photos by Renier van der Westhuizen.