The petite and feisty Leigh Galbraith brings her flavour to this week’s LW Babe of the Week feature – and we like it! We get to know her here.
Full name: Leigh Galbraith
Nickname: I actually have quite a few – Leelee, Peekie, Littleone, are just a few
Hometown: East London, but been in Cape Town for 14 years
Day job: Marketing Manager for Tim Tam biscuits
Likes: Chocolate Cake, Sport, Sunsets, Fashion, Nature and Animals
Dislikes: Olives, Raisins, Wind and Fake people
Special talents: I’m still thinking. I can bake a killer choc cake, I was also a gymnast so I guess my talents could be a range of things
Give us a quick introduction to Leigh Galbraith?
I am small and petite. I have a huge heart and I’m an extremely humble and modest person. I love making people laugh and just having fun. I will go out of my way for the people in my life. I love fashion – sneakers and caps in particular. I am an extremely active person and being outdoors just makes me happy. I am very independent and don’t like being told what to do [laughs], I guess that’s the stubborn and feisty side of me.
What motivates you?
That feeling of accomplishment/ achievement, the high you feel after a workout or after a long run or having achieved that goal you set for yourself. Pushing myself to be better than I was yesterday, doing things I never imagined I could or would do and not only achieving them but smashing them. Inspiring anyone is an added bonus for me.
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you?
I hate glitter [laughs], I know it sounds so weird but I cant handle that stuff on me. I’m scared of thunder and clowns. I love scary movies and I have seven tattoos.
Meeting you for the first time, what impression do you think we’d walk away with?
Probably, wow she is tiny. I get that so often when people meet me for the first time, but I guess I would say cute and funky with a huge personality.
What are you pro’s and con’s of living in the Mother City?
Pros – CT is honestly the most amazing city to live in, it has everything anyone could ask for and more, from mountains to beaches to wine farms to amazing restaurants. I fall in love with this place daily.
Cons – Probably the traffic but in saying that I get to look at the mountain when driving to work so that is kind of a pro in my books.
What are you looking forward to most in 2019?
I have so many goals that I have set for myself this year in different areas of my life. I am really trying to just become the best version of myself and be kinder to me. I sometimes tend to be very hard on myself. I’m going to be a qualified fitness instructor in March this year which I’m super excited about.I have quite a few trail races, half marathons I am doing and the big one being 2 Oceans that I qualified for, and then hopefully completing my first full marathon in Sept. I just started surfing too, so really want to nail that this year.
If we had to spend a day in your shoes, what would we experience?
First things first would be a nice Café Mocha to start with. Training followed by fun, laughs and adventure. I am always up for something fun and adventurous, I can never sit still. So it’s safe to say you would be busy and you would sleep very well after the day.
What do you enjoy doing most with your downtime?
What is this thing you call downtime? [Laughs] If that does happen, which is not often, probably somewhere outside in nature or lying on the beach just relaxing and being around special friends, or just vegging on the couch with my little Boston Terrier, some speckled eggs and a good scary movie.
You walk into a club, which guy grabs your attention first?
I don’t really go to clubs that often but truth be told, probably the ones that are worst for me. My choices of late are questionable [laughs]! But I do like a tall, handsome guy with a good sense of style.
What things do you look at and take into consideration first when meeting a guy?
It may sound so superficial but we’re all human, so I guess physical appearance would be the first thing that would attract me, secondly the way he speaks to me, the effort and attention shown, confidence and a sense of humour.
What is your definition of sex appeal?
Self presentation, loyalty, kind, not arrogant but is still confident and treats woman and people with respect.
If you could live out one unforgettable experience, what would it be?
A few things come to mind. An all expenses paid holiday in a beautiful destination, a shopping experience.To be able to eat as much chocolate without worrying about calories [laughs], what woman wouldn’t want that?!But I think a professional athlete would be my first choice and modelling/ representing a huge sports brand.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Sunday funday? Beach, sun and outdoors.
Early mornings? Cuddles, sunrises and coffee.
Turn on? Effort and loyalty.
Eye catching? Style and confidence.
Fitness? Healthy body and dedication.
Photos by Renier van der Westhuizen.