Not just an awesome personality, Suraya Rose is the epitome of gorgeous South African babes and we are amped to bring her to you as our featured LW Babe of the Week. Check out our interview with this beauty where we discuss her personal life, her sensual side and more.
Day job: Still a student baby
Phobias: Spiders and heights
Claim to fame: Model and socialite
A warm welcome to the pages of LW Mag, we are super proud to be featuring you. What was your first reaction when we asked if you’d like be featured as one of our LW Babes?
Thanks for having me! I was pretty excited when I got contacted by you guys, seeing as this is my first feature, and hopefully it won’t be the last.
Now that you are, what are your thoughts on being our featured LW Babe of the Week?
So stoked actually. I won’t lie I’m a huge fan of being in the lime light.
You are a presenter on Pulse Radio, tell us how you got into that and what your daily routine consists of?
I was lucky enough to be approached by Pulse Radio’s General manager (SA), Kavir Megan, had a sit down meeting along with Pulse Radio’s (SA) PR, Samantha Emmenes and they loved my personality and were absolutely thrilled to have me on board, as was I. Living a deep seeded dream of mine.
My daily routine hmmm… Well I am still a student currently doing my third year in Drama and Speech at Michelle Ayden Dramatix. Apart from the norm of student life I am constantly following the music scene, I hate to use the term “EDM” but I try to keep up to date with the latest happenings in the music industry and really focus on our local roses amongst the international thorns out there. Music is a huge part of my daily routine and helps me through the struggle of the student life [laughs].
What are your future plans for your presenting career?
Ahh, well if Pulse will allow me, I hope to be with them for as long as possible. Would also love to have my own show (what? A girl can dream right). Apart from my presenting career I also hope to find my way into the TV and film industry, I know I know, I got so much going on at once. Acting will always be my absolute first passion.
They say people on radio usually have a face for radio. In your case you are the complete opposite. What’s your take on this?
[Laughs] why thank you. Lucky for me Pulse Radio isn’t simply just a Normal radio station, it’s a platform for the latest dance music events, news, festivals and most of the presenting I do is through video or written work. Check us out and see what we’re about – www.pulseradio.net. Its only a matter of time before we take over the global dance scene.
We are stoked that you got involved in modelling so that the world can witness your beauty. What made you take up modelling and what do you like about the industry?
I got into modelling accidentally actually, a friends mom was an owner of an Indian boutique and asked me one day if I would like to model a few of her outfits for the stores flyers. Needles to say I agreed, what girl would turn down the chance to dress up? Before I knew it I would find myself on billboards around Pretoria as well as SA India magazine. Looking back four years later I’m proud of everything I’ve achieved in the modelling industry, might not be famous from it but I get to say I did it all on my own.
What I like about the industry… It’s a lot harder than people think. It requires a lot of hard work and discipline, and those are two of my best attributes.
“I’ll have to say a good sense of humour is my utter weakness. If you can make me laugh, chances are I like you”
What do you think about when you turn on your sexiness in front of the camera?
In all honesty, nothing. It’s a job I’ve had for a long time and I know what I look good doing, it comes so easily by now. Which is pretty funny cause if I’m not in front of the camera I am such an awkward person in real life.
What type of photographer do you enjoy working with the most?
I have two, the first one is Jacques Du Preez. He is so much fun to work with. His work is absolutely stunning and the best part is he is very straight forward which I love. There’s no beating around the bush with him.
Secondly, El Rey photography. It’s a selfish reason but El Rey is such a dear friend and it’s always fun shooting with him. The imagination and level of creativity he has for a shoot is insane. Love it!
What are some of the good and bad experiences you have had during a shoot?
I have yet to have had a bad experience at a shoot. I suppose one should always take everything with a pinch of salt. I love making jokes not only for the photographers sake but for mine as well to get comfortable and create a good vibe .
Give us some insight into what makes Suraya’s sensual side tick? What are your turn-ons, what type of guy attracts you, what make you hot and flustered, etc?
[Laughs] this is not awkward for me at all… Hmm… I’ll have to say a good sense of humour is my utter weakness. If you can make me laugh, chances are I like you. I also love a man that can treat his lady like a queen, open doors, ahh drives me crazy. Oh and if they’re good looking it’s definitely a bonus.
What are some of the craziest pick up lines guys have used on you?
I have a terrible habit of ruining a good pick up line. For example, a guy would come up to me, telling me I’m the most beautiful woman he’s seen all night and there I stand thinking I’m gonna be funny and reply with “thanks, you could never tell I was a man before.” Before I could even tell them “I’m joking” they had already ran away.
When confronted with a spontaneous situation do you just go with it or do you analyse it first?
Ah no, I don’t do spontaneous especially with my schedule. Although it would be a nice change in pace. I think I just found a new, new year’s resolution.
Finish these sentences:
“I see my future world and career consisting of…”
lots of camera work!
“With winter approaching I am looking forward to…”
staying in bed.. Brrrrr.
“There is nothing sexier than…”
a man with a gorgeous smile.
“My wild side comes out when…”
someone brings out the Jagermeister!
“My favourite way of spoiling myself is…”
a day alone, in my PJs in front of the TV.
Photos by Jacques Du Preez, El Ray Photography and Ricardo Markus K