Beautiful Aisha Dramat chats to us.
Tell us a little bit about your journey up to now? I am 22 years old and was born and raised in the beautiful city of Cape Town. I am currently completing my final exams after which I will be a qualified fashion buyer and visual merchandiser. I have always modeled part-time and it has always been a dream of mine to pursue and follow this career. I am lucky enough to have travelled and worked as well as having been able to do some real cool jobs, meeting awesome people along the way.
Who is the first person you called when you found out that you’re a finalist? My mama! She is the first point of reference for everything and anything. My biggest supporter and fan!
What is your Signature physical feature? I have to say my eyes. They are huge and they change from hazel/brown to green depending on my energy. I also have a birthmark on my stomach which really does make me unique.
Give us your Words to live by: Everything happens for a reason… Let go and let be!
You’re in great shape; tell us a bit about your exercise regime: I think it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, everything in moderation. I never deprive myself of anything yet it is important not to overindulge. I go to gym, I love to run and for the mind, I sometimes practice yoga and boxing.
What are Beauty essentials for you? I have to have my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on me at all times. It gives your lips the perfect shine while keeping you moisturized. Morrocan oil to keep the hair shiny and healthy too!
What is your skincare secret? Treat your skin with the utmost respect and care! I cleanse my face thouroughly, moisturize well and make sure all my makeup has been removed at the end of the day. I try to keep my skin protected when going in the sun as well as keeping the concept in mind that what you put in shows from the outside. Keep hydrated and healthy.
If you had to pick one feature to make-up… Eyes or lips: Definitely my lips! I never leave the house without a good lip colour. It’s the perfect accessory to any outfit.
Air-dry or blowout: More of a blowout kind of girl I must say. My hair can get a bit too excited if air-dried.
What is the best advice you ever got from your mom: Always believe in yourself. You really can do anything you put your mind to and at the end of the day you are the only person capable of allowing your dreams to come true.
Best advice from the pros: Less is more. To be naturally beautiful is the best kind of beautiful anyone can be.
What do you consider a necessary splurge? Good skincare products and of course the hairdresser. If your skin and hair look good, you will always feel good.
Drugstore favourite: Oh, that’s a tough one! I will probably have to go with my St. Tropez gradual tan moisturizer. This natural glow is perfect for those days on set and especially in winter. It is easy to use and makes your skin silky smooth.
Fragrance of choice: Narcisso Rodriguez. I have both the black and pink bottle but I definitely prefer the black. It is a sexy yet feminine and unique fragrance.
Who is your icon? My icon I would have to say would be Maya Angelou. I love poetry, I love words. The expression of oneself on paper is truly inspirational. My style icons would have to be Kendal Jenner, Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham.
Where has been your favourite location to shoot? I’ve been lucky enough to travel and work in India which was pretty cool. My favourite location is definitely Cape Town though. It is always satisfying to say that the beautiful pictures were taken in your own city. Hopefully I am able to say the Maldives pretty soon… haha
What is your favourite city to visit? I love London. My parents live in the UK. I just find the energy electrifying, there is so much to see, a lot to do and you find people from all over the world. There are many more cities that I would love to explore though.
Name one thing on your bucket list… I have actually skydived before which used to sit at the top of my bucket list. Now, having done that, I would have to say that I would love to see the Northern Lights.
Who is your favourite photographer to work with? All of the photographers that I have been lucky enough to work with have been absolutely awesome. The two that stand out however are Kassandra De Araújo, who is young, full of energy and creativity, and Jacques Weyers who is just one of the best in the industry.
Do you like to cook? What is your favourite dish? I love to cook! I find it very therapeutic and it is far too fun creating and playing around with different dishes. You cannot go wrong with a good hearty stew or a curry. I love building and developing flavours for hours until you’ve reached your desired outcome.
A bit of a naughty question… Do you have a beau? If yes how did you meet? What attracted you to him? I am lucky enough to say yes! We actually knew each other before dating. His confidence, sensitivity and honesty are so refreshing. It doesn’t hurt that he’s pleasing on the eyes either.
If not… What does a guy need to do to win your heart? Sorry guys, my heart has already been stolen.
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