It’s been over 2 years since we last brought you Yolandi Malherbe as our LW Babe of the Week. Now she’s back and hotter than ever. Find out what this smoking hot South African babe has been up to, where she is going and more.
Full name: Yolandi Malherbe
Nickname: I honestly don’t have any
Hometown: Ceres, Western Cape
Day job: A difficult challenge of being a model and the owner of a beauty salon
Phobias: heights and water
Special talents: I’m a creative person. If being a model is a talent, then tick that too please. I can play the piano but I might be a bit rusty now. And, I can lick my elbow.
It’s been over 2 years since we last featured you. What has been going on in the life of Yolandi since then?
Since then I have been in the top 10 of SA Swimsuit, top 10 for Miss Zag Beach Babe and top 5 for the best beach bodies according to Women’s Health. I’ve done magazine covers for Get it Magazine, Inspire Magazine and Playboy’s final print edition. What else? Several photo shoots and my first feature film, Ek Joke Net 2.
What time do you usually get up in the morning and what’s the first thing you do?
I get up at 6am usually to go exercise, sometimes earlier. I have coffee and then get in my gym clothes.
What are your guilty pleasures?
Smoking, sleeping in and having girls nights.
What’s your favourite meal, desert, sweet, drink on cheat day?
Sundays are cheat days so I’ll have wine, a huge traditional Sunday lunch and desert. I’m a sucker for red velvet cheesecake.
“OMG. I wish I could answer this but I’ll get in so much trouble”
When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, what advise do you have for others?
Balance. It’s something that took me forever to learn. When I cheat, I make sure I exercise harder or longer. What goes in, I burn off. I don’t starve or deprive myself. I listen to my body and have that sweet or salt thing I’m craving, but only if I have actually worked hard and haven’t skipped a day of exercise. I need food to fuel me and I need to exercise to burn those calories.
What was the last thing you Googled, and did you find the answer you were looking for?
I Googled nail art tutorials. Found what I was looking for but realised I needed to go brush shopping. Got what I needed to practice the nail art but then didn’t have the time. I’ll get to that.
Name a trend you just don’t get, and why?
I love trends and I usually follow some of them and hold onto other trends longer, but I don’t get why people wear those horrible platforms from the 90’s. It wasn’t cool back then and it’s still not cool. I won’t be caught dead in those.
What one thing do you do badly that you wish you could do well?
I wish I was fitter so that I could run farther, or attempt to do races but it’s just not happening. I wish I was better at sports.
What is some of the best advise you have ever received?
“Remember, with rejection comes direction”.
What are your turn-ons?
A well-groomed, romantic, tall-dark-and-handsome man with a dress sense and smells good. Intelligence, ambition, humour, maturity with not a drop of arrogance in sigh. And if he can cook and dance, bonus.
If you could bed any local celebrity, who would it be and how raunchy would it get?
OMG. I wish I could answer this but I’ll get in so much trouble! [laughs].
You’re in a competition where the first model to turn a guy on wins. What’s your tactic?
I’ve been in a relationship for so long that I have forgotten how to flirt with men. I guess I’ll play hard to get. It used to work for me back in the day when I counted on my mojo.
What exciting plans do you have for 2015 and what are you looking forward to achieving?
I’m doing my first TV presenting job this year and production starts in April. It’s a new model search show that will be on SA TV and live streamed to Australia. We are going to 12 high schools across the Western Cape where we will scout for potential models. They will then move into a house for a few weeks and given tasks and opportunities which will prepare them for the world of modeling. On more about that you’ll have to wait and see but it’s going to be very entertaining. I will be the presenter of the show. It’s called SnapShots Model Discovery. Go check them out on Facebook.
6 Question Quickie:
iPhone or Samsung?
Samsung because I just love how it works, the different functions and endless apps. I can’t live without mine.
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?
Phew this is tough! I guess Facebook, then instagram and then Twitter.
Night out with the girls or night out with the guys?
Oh no, I’m a girly girl.
Beer, cocktail or shooter?
Cocktails, without a doubt.
Smart or casual?
Smart and overdressed as much as I can. Life is too short for boring clothes.
Lights on or lights off?
I sleep with them off, thanks.
Photos by Kim van Zyl – www.photographix.co.za