We’re finding ourselves describing perfection in the form of Giovanna Smiraglia, our featured LW Babe of the Week. An Italian beauty with a body that has us in complete awe. Get to know her here.
Full name: Giovanna Smiraglia
Age: I am 27 years old
Hometown: I live in Greenstone, Edenvale
Day job: Human Resources Manager
Likes: I love chocolate – lots of chocolate. I also enjoy art and music, but of course gym would definitely fall under my list of favorite things to do, as it’s the single part of my day that is “me’’ time, where I can be solely focused on my own goals
Dislikes: I absolutely hate bananas and avocados, strange right?
Special talents: I honestly had to think about this one, and I’m most likely still thinking about it.
Give us a quick introduction to Giovanna?
I am an honest and loving human, who tends to put her heart into relationships with people that are important to me, and into achieving my goals. I would consider myself to be a strong independent woman, and I wouldn’t change that aspect of myself. I guess, I would have to say that I am finding my place in the world, and focusing on balancing work, play, and being a single mom. I am passionate about the things that I invest my energy into. I may often come across as an outgoing and confident person, but in all honesty I am the total opposite; I am shy and reserved, and it actually takes a while for me to open up to people.
With the festive season here, what are you looking forward to most?
I am looking forward to spending the time off with my little girl. Waking up each morning and just getting to spend that much needed quality time with her.
When reflecting on this time of year, what comes to mind?
Family comes to mind. I grew up in a very close, traditional Italian family and Christmas has always been the time where we are all together. We cook, dine, feast, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company.
What are you hoping Santa brings you this year?
Well if Santa is feeling generous, a new set of Ray Bans would do.
What will you most likely be found doing these holidays?
I will most definitely be spending my days lounging at the pool or beach. You will also most likely find me in the gym.
List your top 5 holiday destinations?
Italy, Cape Town, Paris , Bali and Mexico.
You obviously know how to keep in shape. How strict are you when it comes to diet and fitness regimes?
Being relatively new to the fitness industry, I feel as though I still have to prove myself to myself, and that alone keeps me motivated to follow my diet and to be strict when it comes to my fitness schedule. I find that when you have set a goal for yourself, and when you are passionate about it, no matter how difficult the challenge is you will find a way to achieve it. I know what I want and I know what it is going to take to get it; I’m ready for it and no chocolate cake will stand in my way.
Which part of your body do you enjoy flaunting the most?
I must admit, it’s my stomach. It’s simple – it’s the first time in 27 years that I have managed to gain abs!
How would you best sum up your shoot with Sean Levitt?
Sean is simply the best. He is so calm and composed, and he is someone that you can feel comfortable around. I truly enjoyed every second of my shoot and I think you can see that in the final product. I am definitely looking forward to working with him again in the near future.
Which social media platform is your favourite?
I am an Instagram addict. The reason for this is, I enjoy seeing the moments that people choose to share with the world. I also enjoy sharing my moments with those who are interested in following my story. I follow so many amazing people that motivate me in getting up and achieving my goals on a daily basis. I feel as though Instagram is also a personal platform, as you are following what people are doing daily.
What is one of the weirdest requests you have received from a fan/ follower?
Funnily enough, I have been asked by more than one person to send pictures of my feet, and I have often received compliments on my toes. Strange fetish maybe?
If you could be anything or anyone for just one day, what or who would it be and what would you get up to?
This is going to sound beyond self-centered, I however wouldn’t want to be anyone else, not even for a second. I enjoy who I am, and I love the life I live. I wouldn’t trade my life with anyone else.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Christmas? Family and food.
Good times? Friends and Tequila.
Sensual? Hmm that’s my secret.
Attractive? Someone that can make me laugh, someone who knows what they want in life.
Addictive? Achieving Results.
Mysterious? The eyes.
Photos by Sean Levitt | Instagram.