Get to know the friendly, passionate and utterly gorgeous Mia le Roux as this week’s featured LW Babe of the Week.
Full name: Mia le Roux
Day job: Editor assistant
Likes: Dogs, nature, food and sea turtles
Dislikes: Pollution, racism, bullying and rudeness
Special talents:Writing and drawing.
Give us a quick introduction to Mia?
My name is Mia and I am a passionate individual. I try to attempt every endeavour with and outstanding work ethic and enthusiasm that will help me to build a good life for myself. I absolutely adore animals, am a strong advocate for good health and self love, and love to cook and eat tasty food. I hardly mention my hearing disability because I do not want to be known as the deaf girl and all the preconceived notions that come with it, like we somehow lack intelligence, ability and independence. I am everything I want to be and my hearing situation has no influence on it.
What impression do you think you’ll leave on someone meeting you for the first time?
People experience me as friendly and kind.
What has been your highlight of 2019 so far?
Becoming the Ultimate Wildcat of #WildAtHeart.
Winter is around the corner. What are you looking forward to most during the colder season?
Cuddling with my dog, eating winter food and working on one of my goals that will hopefully be revealed by the end of 2019.
When not looking good in front of the camera, what can you normally be found doing?
You will be finding me in the gym, nature or in the kitchen experimenting with a new recipe. Sometimes also just behind my laptop doing the work needed to achieve my goals.
How would you best sum up the experience of shooting with Epix Shoots for this feature?
So fun and carefree. Shaun is such a sweetheart and has respect and appreciation for his models. He also helps you to get lots of different shots with different backgrounds, poses and vibes while making you feel beautiful.
What style/ type of shoot do you feel most comfortable and sexy doing?
I love doing beach shoots because it gives me holiday, exotic and island vibes. And it just feels way more natural and in my element.
What advice would you give up-and-coming models when it comes to posing for the camera?
To just relax and be comfortable. If you are uncomfortable the camera can see it. Also using baby oil will make your skin look extra glowy and healthy! And don’t stress too much about looking perfect. We all have our insecurities. Don’t compare yourself to everyone’s highlight reel.
What is your dream holiday destination?
Bali, Hawaii or Bora Bora. I just love the ocean, the vibes and culture. The destinations are so beautiful.
What is your ultimate thrill?
Doing something amazing in nature like water-sports. Also being a part of any campaign that makes a difference in our society. For example Wildcat’s #choosekindness campaign which is basically to promote anti-bullying, self love, and kindness.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
I am a Dragon Ball Z fan.
If you had the opportunity to live out any life changing experience, what would it be?
Anything that involves traveling while making a difference like an outreach. I believe these are opportunities that help you grow so much as a person. We are the culmination of our experiences. So every experience counts eventually and living a life filled with purpose and love is all I can hope for.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Pet peeve?Judgmental people.
Exciting? Anything that appeals to your sense of adventure.
Beach days?Palm trees, sunlight, sand and crystal clear blue water.
Competition? I don’t feel threatened by others. Helping others to let their light shine does not dim mine. I am my own responsibility.
Binge?Simply Asia’s 514 – Ba-Mee Prik-Phao. Yellow noodles wokked with onions, peppers, spring onion, cashew nuts and roasted chilli paste in a stir-fry sauce with chicken. It’s perfection in a bowl. Sweet, salty, spicy, sour, umami. Bliss point. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
Photos by Epix Shoots | Instagram.