Getting to know Shawnee Reid

Shawnee Reid

Tell us about your journey up to now? My journey with World Swimsuit has been a great one.  With its twists and turns keeping it quite exciting. Receiving the news of being in the final 15 is amazing. Very excited to be associated and to shoot with the WS team.

Who is the first person you called when you found out that you’re a finalist? My mother and family. My greatest support in all that I do.

What is your Signature physical feature?  I would say my signature feature are my eyes as people can not pin point its exact colour.

Give us your Words to live by:  Live, Love, Serve. 3 simple words with powerful meaning in my work, charity and spiritual life.

What do you do to stay in shape? My exercise routine includes electro – muscle stimulation training which allows 90% of muscle activation and weight training. Away from that I also do cardio whichever is preferred on the day, be it cycling or running. Also being a dancer, its always helps me keep in shape. Squats definitely are a girls best friend!

What are Beauty essentials for you? Baby oil! Few drops in the bathtub.. Does wonders for the skin.

What is your skincare secret?  Lots of water and green tea! Cleansing on the inside to reflect on the outside!

If you had to pick one feature to make-up…Eyes or lips:  Eyes. Mascara and a natural face make up free.

Air-dry or blowout: Depending on my mood. Wild natural curls or a blow out.

What is the best advice you ever got from your mom:  Keep faith.. Coming from a religious home, Faith is always important to reach for your dreams.

Best advice from the pros:  Never be discouraged. Accept rejection and keep on working towards your goals. It’s all part of the industry.

What do you consider a necessary splurge? Sneakers and Food! I’m a girl who loves to eat!

Drugstore favourite:  Nail-polish. I'm a sucker for colours of the rainbow!

Fragrance of choice:  Diesel Loverdose

Who is your icon? My modelling Icon would be Tyra Banks. Shes always inspired me with keeping to her roots, staying down to earth and a woman of faith. My fitness icon would definitely be Rosa Acosta.

Where has been your favourite location to shoot? The Soweto towers shooting for Ignition TV channel. The great structures were awesome to play around with and looked great for backdrops. Showcasing our countries beautiful diverse culture.

What is your favourite city to visit? My hometown, Cape Town. There is no place like home!

Name one thing on your bucket list… To travel the world on a culinary experience and try out native activities in different lands from quad biking in the dessert to dancing in the Rio carnival!

Who is your favourite photographer to work with? I have had the privilege to work with some talented photographers. To choose one would be difficult but definitely had the most fun pushing creativity with Paulo Toureiro.

Do you like to cook? What is your favourite dish? I do enjoy experimenting in the kitchen.  Favourite dish... Hmm...That is a tricky one!

A bit of a naughty question… Do you have a beau?  If not… What does a guy need to do to win your heart? No Beau... I know this might sound cheesy, but all the guy needs to do is be himself. A guy who doesn’t pretend and is comfortable with who he is and upfront, would complement my personality . A man of faith, funny and driven. Driven to reach our own personal goals together. Oh! And eats as much as I do lol.