Discovering new talent is both exciting and intriguing. The cherry on top is revealing that new talent to our readers, and in what better way than our LW Babe of the Week?! Introducing Kendra Hyman.
Full name: Kendra Hyman
Day job: Student
Likes: Good food, great vibes and kicking back after a long day
Dislikes: Rude people
Special talents: I can play the ‘cup song’ with two cups simultaneously, that’s as far as any talents go
Give us a quick introduction to Kendra?
I’m currently a second year Mechanical Engineering student at Wits. I’m loud, vibrant and bubbly but I can also tend to be on the reserved side if I don’t know you too well. I have a really rough schedule so whenever an opportunity to get some sleep arises, I jump at it! I’m 1.55m even though the pictures may suggest otherwise, I am a bit of an energetic Oompa Loompa.
What drives you?
What drives me? What drives anyone? Ambition, goals and dedication. I wake up in the morning and I know what I want and I know how to get there. Having a game plan is essential and helps a lot when tasks seem extra daunting. It’s good to outline things you want to achieve, even if it’s just a simple to-do list for the day. You’ll feel that satisfaction of taking things off the list and it’ll push you to do more and to get more tasks off the list.
What can you normally be found doing on the weekends?
Catching up on the work covered during the week – no rest for the wicked they say. Usually I’m just trying to get myself in order for the week ahead. I rarely get to see my friends so I try to capitalize on any free time I have to see them.
If you had the opportunity to do anything you wanted, right now, what would it be?
I would definitely be taking a nice long, warm vacation in some tropical paradise soaking up the sun. A girl needs a break every now and then.
What three things top your bucket list?
Getting this degree stays at number one right now, definitely bungee jumping in at least five different locations, and to go paragliding.
What is one of the craziest things you have ever done, and would you do it again?
It’s not that crazy but for me it was beyond exhilarating – I went parasailing at Sun City and it was so glorious. I have an intense fear of falling but that experience didn’t even trigger any anxiety. I would 10/10 do it again.
Do you consider yourself naughty or nice?
I think the key is to have a good combination of both. Whichever one you experience is dependent on who you are to me.
Do you think people have any misconceptions when meeting you for the first time?
I have a serious case of the ‘resting bitch face’ so generally people think I’m mean and unapproachable, when I’m actually genuinely friendly and love meeting new people. People also find me intimidating for some reason that I cannot fathom, but I don’t think its a bad thing to have a commanding presence, especially as a female.
What is your definition of sexy when it comes to both girls and guys?
I think it’s all about the confidence you feel. If you feel good and like the way you look, you’ll project that confidence in your walk, body language and how you communicate. To me that gives me a positive feel about you. There is nothing sexier than someone who is sure of themselves (all within good reason). If a person is comfortable with themselves, I am comfortable with them. That’s what sexy is – owning who you are.
What type of guy do you normally find yourself attracted to?
Intellectual people are so stimulating and I definitely vote for mind over outer appearance any day. It’s cliché but I believe you fall in love with someone’s soul, not their body. I enjoy the company of opinionated people even if our views differ. I generally like guys who have a strong sense of who they are and that take charge of situations. Balance is appealing to me and I believe opposites attract because if I had to date myself, I would murder me. Basically I’m more inclined to people with personalities that compliment my own.
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Even though you don’t get it yet, you’re doing great sweetie.
What have been some of your highlights of 2018 and what are you looking forward to most this festive season?
2018 was a rough year but its been an eventful one.I would say the highlight is definitely being shortlisted to possibly be a 2019 Po10c Calendar Girl! How cool is that? I was so excited to be allowed such an opportunity. Linked to that highlight is also me doing my first swimwear and semi nude shoot ever. I never before imagined that I could do it, but I did. I’m immensely proud of myself as I was very body conscience in a negative way that drained my confidence.
Not much has happened this year but another definite highlight for me is meeting my boyfriend. He has been so supportive through everything that occurred this year. I’m on another level of happiness.
I look forward to going home and spending the holidays with my loved ones. I don’t get much time with them so I cherish the time that I do get.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Social media? Instagram.
Good times? Friends.
Flirting? Always finessing.
Pet peeve? Pen clicking.
Hilarious? My boyfriend.
Photos by Jiten Ramlal | Instagram.