We’re in absolute awe with this week’s LW Babe of the Week – Belter is an understatement! Get to know Michelle Elliott while ogling through her photo-set.
Full name: Michelle Elliott
Hometown: Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
Day job: Diamond sales executive and Online weight-loss coach
Likes: Sunshine, fitness and red wine
Dislikes: Obnoxious people, negativity, milk and spiders
Special talents: I can cook really great food especially lasagna, decorating/ design and makeup artistry
Give us a quick introduction to Michelle?
I’m a small town girl with big dreams and ambition . What you see is what you get with me, I love honesty and transparency.Very much a tomboy having grown up on a farm with two older brothers, I’ve shot guns, ridden off-road bikes and I’m always up for a physical challenge involving sport and the outdoors, so don’t let all the makeup and glitter fool you. I’m a crazy cat lady for sure, love my baby rag-doll kitty named Moo. If I’m not at work or in the gym you will probably find me either exploring a new wine farm with my fiancé, Reinhardt, or in front of the PS4 like a major nerd playing Witcher.
What are your words to live by?
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?! Don’t let the fear of the unknown hold you back. What you put out into the universe you will receive, so have the best intentions for all of your actions.
What one thing do most people not know about you?
I’m extremely shy, like seriously shy. Wish I could change that but hey, I am working on it. By my appearance people just assume I am an extrovert not an introvert or they assume I’m just a bitch. Not the case though. Especially in the gym, I get tunnel vision, I’m in there on a mission and block out all the rest.
If you could put yourself into any iconic historical moment, which would it be and why?
The only historical moment that I would really like to put myself into and change would be the Spanish Inquisition which started in 1478 and continued for a few hundreds of years. The Roman Catholic Church slaughtered hundreds of thousands to become almost world dominant – I would like to go back to that day and stop all the greed and politics, so that it would have never have happened. So many people were killed in the worst possible ways. I think if that moment was changed the entire world would be different and it wouldn’t have seen the amount of slavery and wars that it did and still does. But that’s a long debate for another type of forum.
What does your daily regime usually consist of?
First thing I do every morning is get out of bed at 5am, drink my vitamins and wake up with a strong cup of black coffee! Head out to work till 3pm, come home spend some time with my kitty playing catch (yes my cat plays ball and legit thinks he’s a dog) and catch up with my fiancé before we hit the gym.After gym its time to prep food for the next day and relax with some Netflix. If I work a late shift I will often squeeze in an hour or two of lying on the beach with a good book soaking up some vitamin D before work.
What is your favourite way to keep in shape?
I swear by apple cider vinegar, it is usually my answer to everything health and body related. My favourite would be simply going to gym though because I love the feeling of pushing your body’s limits and always trying to break PRs whether it be with your 5km run time trial or weights. If you keep setting little goals for yourself to reach in gym it keeps staying in shape fun and gives you motivation to push harder the next week. I’ve recently started drinking those super green veggie detox powders and it’s really amazing nutrient wise and makes me feel extremely healthy but, oh my gosh, it’s like drinking dirty river water with algae.
Which part of your body do you enjoy flaunting the most?
My shoulders and collar bones. I’m not so sure why but I think there is just something so sexy about a girls shoulders and collar bones being exposed.
What can you normally be found doing on the weekends?
Exploring one of many of the gorgeous wine farms that Cape Town and surrounds has to offer. Going on a new hike I’ve been dying to try out or going on a spontaneous road-trip with my fiancé to Hermanus or the West coast and surrounds.
What advise would you give your 15 year old self?
Be patient, you can’t have it all, all at once. Don’t live your life trying to please others you will only loose yourself along the way. Be you and be fearless. Tattoos are forever, give it more thought!
Who is your celebrity crush, and what would you do to go in a date with him?
I would say it’s Travis Fimmel from Vikings but in real life his not all that great, so honestly would rather be on a date with my man and that’s the truth. He doesn’t need make-up and a stylist on set to make him look like a sexy beast daily.
What is the first thing you take into account when meeting a guy?
Does he lift? Very important to me. I don’t want a guy that’s going to be a negative influence on me and not have the same goals and aspirations as me. Plus, most serious bodybuilders/ health and fitness people don’t go out and party or do drugs and cheat, so girls there’s a major upside to dating buff boys.
Hit us with your best pick-up line?
[Laughs] Well I’m extremely out of practice and Reinhardt had all the moves not me. I was running on the treadmill with earphones in, I might add, he obviously didn’t know that earphones meant “don’t talk to me” but he didn’t care, he took a chance anyway and I’m super glad he did!
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Hot and sweaty? Booty training.
Blushing? Trip over a dumbbell.
Turn on? Confidence and shaved hair.
Turn off? Bitching and moaning.
Photos by Renier van der Westhuizen.