Profiles & Features | Mias van der Westhuyzen

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Meet Mias van der Westhuyzen. At 24 his smouldering good looks and washboard abs have seen him recently bag an international fragrance campaign – sorry we can’t let you know which one just yet but it’s BIG – very big! He has also rubbed shoulders – and shared the runway – with Tyson Beckford at the David Tlale show at New York Fashion Week.

So when I first got to meet him I kind of anticipated an ego to match – wrong! Mias van der Westhuyzen is remarkably down to earth – so much so that we invited him to model our recent PUMA Tennis feature and we were definitely NOT disappointed. Thanks Mias – you are a star in the making!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE…

 

Car?

Jeep Wranglers.

Accessories?

Shoes, caps and watches

Coffee?

Giovanni’s and the loading bay are 2 of my favourite spots for coffee

Essential item?

Canadian Passport and my iPhone.

Jacket?

All Saints

Restaurant?

Changes all the time, really enjoying Nu and Pashas at the moment.

Shoes?

Dutch Brand Filling Pieces.

Style Icon?

David Beckham.

Suit?

Tom Ford and Yves Sain Laurent.

Pants?

Comfy, slouchy pants to chill in.

Book?

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.

Movie?

Quentin Tarantino’s iconic cult movie Pulp Fiction.

Holiday destination?

Island hopping in Croatia and Greece.

City?

Paris – never fails to take my breath away.

 

Jeans?

Undoubtedly Diesel.

 

Style tip?

Stick to black basics and add colourful accessories.

 

 

Barber?

Jody Taylor in London does a rad cut.

 

 

Home décor item?

My Cowrie shell collection.

 

 

Any OCD compulsions?

Nope – I’m way too laid back!

 

Party trick?

I rule at downing beer really fast.

 

Most envious of?

The ability to move people with music – like professional DJ’s Tiesto and Hardwell.

 

Best at?

Swimming, running and listening.

 

Worst at?

Cleaning apartments….

 

Would you rather drink sour milk or go to the opera?

Opera, a little culture is a good thing.

 

Have you ever had a secret desire to be a dancer? And what kind of dancer would you be?

No but i would like to be able to dance like Justin Timberlake.

 

Can you sew on a button?

Nope.

 

Favourite dish to serve?

Dads secret Pork belly recipe.

 

Dirty little secret?

I tried to be Vegetarian….. lasted only 2 months.

 

First job?

Water Polo coach and modelling of course.

 

How often do you go for a pedicure?

Before major modelling jobs

 

Wax your back?

Not necessary!

 

How do you get rid of errant nose hairs?

Trim those bastards.

 

Are you a fan of the budgie-smuggler?

Nah, boardies unless actually training.

 

If you could be a woman who would you be?

Charlize Theron.

 

Favourite movie line? 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.  – Coach Carter

 

Have you ever used sex to further your career?

No.

 

Who would you choose to be stuck with on a deserted island?

The Pletts twins….. does that count as 2?

 

Have you ever had a stalker?

yup.

 

 

 

What turns you on?

Independent women.

 

Favourite saying right now? ‘

Know you’re the best, but never think you’re good’

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