Lash Technician by day, Ballerina by night – we get to know Gill Upsher as our featured LW Babe of the Week.
Full name: Gill Upsher
Nickname: Bean, Gillybean
Hometown: Cape Town
Day job: Lash Technician by day, Ballerina by night
Likes: Cats, gin, and warm sunny winter days
Dislikes: Sushi, snakes and people who park badly
Special talents: I should work for the FBI, just saying
How would you best introduce yourself to our readers?
Just a small town girl living in a lonely world. I love Cape Town, but travelling has a special place in my heart. Always living for the next adventure. Trained as a dance major in theatre school and have taught for the past 12 years. Being on stage and performing is where I feel most at home.
What is your favourite part of your day?
Waking up for that first cup of coffee.
What would be your first choice of TV Series to binge watch?
Greys Anatomy – die hard fan.
What was your experience of shooting with Renier van der Westhuizen for this feature?
The shoot with Renier was great. He makes you feel incredibly comfortable and there were lots of laughs. Definitely looking forward to the next shoot.
What are your thoughts on the final outcome, and which scene do you like the most?
I’m so happy with the results as it’s very different to all the dance shoots I’m normally shooting. Love the black and white shots.
You get to take us on a date. What can we expect?
Definitely something fun, experiencing all the the beautiful locations and views Cape Town has to offer. Lots of laughs, good food and drinks.
What are your turn-ons and turn-offs?
Good manners and being a gentleman always is a must. Make me laugh and you’re definitely winning. Egotistical and arrogance don’t serve any purpose in my life.
What is your idea of sex appeal?
Being comfortable and confident in your own skin, eye contact and smell.
The good life. How would you best explain it?
A healthy and happy family, and being able to spend time and make memories with those close to you.
What is one of the most spontaneous things you’ve ever done?
My birthday trip to New York. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.
If you could leave tomorrow on your dream holiday, where would you go and who would you take with?
There are so many places I would love to travel to, but right now it would be Italy and Greece with my best.
With the cold winter months kicking in, what are you looking forward to and what are you not looking forward to?
Waking up and leaving for work in the dark is always so hard, but snuggles in a warm bed while its storming and raining outside are just the best. So grateful.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Mondays? Off Day!
Fridays? It’s the weekend baby!
Natural talent? Taking naps.
Life hacks? Water (stay hydrated kids).
Mysterious? The pink panther.
Day dreaming? Beach, palm trees and cocktails of course.
Photos by Renier van der Westhuizen.