I have spent a total of over 5 months in Cape Town and it really has become some sort of second home to me. The mother city just has so much to offer: Spectacular nature, amazing food, a moved history and a vibrant and upcoming vibe, despite the current political issues that South Africa faces. I have found it remarkable, how easy and natural it has been to connect with locals and that only after a few weeks I had loads of invitations to the homes of newly-made friends.
The Cape Town “To Do” list is almost endless: From the Clifton beaches, to the wild nightlife, the Stellenbosch vineyards, one of the oldest botanical gardens of the world, Chapman’s Peak Drive or the beauty of the Garden Route! And I haven’t even had time to explore a quarter of what Cape Town and its sourroundigns have to offer!
During the winter months Cape Town is packed with models from all over the world! The market is extremely commercial and it is not unusual, that for comparably low paid jobs there are a few hundred girls participating at a casting. But besides spending hours of your life waiting for a three minutes casting – which is not really breaking news for models – Cape Town offers a variety of amazing locations and international photographers who have helped me a lot to build and improve my portfolio.
Another nice thing about Cape Town in “modeling terms” is that clients tend to request healthy looking, sporty and within the boarders of the modeling industry – “normal” girls. I think that this image of women deserves a lot more appreciation and is more natural compared to the expectations I have experienced in Europe or the US.
I truly left a little piece of my heart in Cape Town and I cannot wait to return to see the clouds falling down from table mountain again.