On my way to meet Leiere for coffee and doing her interview I feel starstruck and I know that this will probably be one of the most interesting coffee dates I have had in a long time. This girl is all about fitness (and I am not) Also difficult to schedule a time between her training schedule and also her love for spending time with family.
We decided to meet up after she has done shopping for Mother’s day in DeVille centrum in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Leiere and I stay in the area so we made it as convenient as possible for both of us. It was one of the most incredible experiences seeing this girl and knowing how down to earth she is.
Leiere bought her mom a mug with one of their favorite photos together on and a beautiful bunch of flowers. Here we sit both having something to drink and the discussion starts. Both of us reminiscing about our first encounters over Social Media and then also the first time we saw each other in person. On a shoot with the famous X-Factor judge and Pussycat Doll’s lead singer Nicole Scherzinger when I was part of Nicole’s Glam Squad for a week.
The one thing that I have learned from Leiere is that family will always come first and Leiere I honor you for that. You have proven multiple times to me that it is more important to be with family and friends than having to worry about school work or even training.
After our first encounter with each other have had the privilege of meeting both parents who had help in raising such an wonderful, dedicated and also inspirational seventeen year old (soon to be eighteen)
Name and Surname : Leiere Falck
Age : 17
Qualification/s : Final year of High School
Agency : CoverModelmanagement
1) How did we meet?
We met over Social Media when Alto sent me a direct message over Instagram wanting to find out if I was with a modeling agency. I previously had an agent but at that moment of time I did not have an agency anymore. Alto suggested that I join CoverModelManagement. We kept on having discussion but have never met face to face until the day Alto called out my name on the Müllers Golden Balls commercial. We had a quick basic conversation because at that moment we did not have time for a full on conversation while on set.
2 ) What is your latest big achievement?
Becoming the Ultimate Wildcat
3) Where do you see yourself in 1 year?
I see myself studying in the personal training in the fitness industry. Where I will also be busy with my personal Website. I am also pursuing my modeling career. While studying but also keep on going my website and motivate people to keep up with their training. I am also thinking of starting a E-books line for people to do their training online. I want to do all of this while Studying and also keep on building my client/fan base.
4) What is your favorite meal?
This will sound so weird, but my favorite meal is definitely Mac Donald’s. I know Alto will probably be mad at me for this answer. I love Mac Donald’s. If I see Mac Donald’s I never know if I should take the salad to be healthy, but when I lay eyes on that Mac Chicken meal, OMW. I really do enjoy eating healthy but being in the fitness lifestyle I know it is weird to admit that I enjoy Mac Donald’s
Mac d’s for the win.
5) What do you do to keep your body in such great condition?
I wake up at four O’clock in the morning, I start getting ready to be at the gym from 5am to 6am. I train everyday and I really try to train at least twice a day but it is a bit hectic with school as well. I do a lot of after school activities but it is really difficult but you have to make the sacrifices to wake up that early in my case and also pushing myself a lot. I will not be able to have my dream body if I am not committed to it.
6) What do you do for fun?
I love to shop, I am a total shopaholic and I train if I am not at school. I also spend a lot of time with my mom definitely. To me it is very important to rather spend time with my mom than with my friends. I try to incorporate a social life between all of my activities. I am going to share something small with you, we still take baths together (Que the “Awh” from Alto) I think this is pretty cute. This is now also when I don’t have to wash my hair and stuff then I will take a bath with my mom. Yes we both fit in the bath and I probably think that I will take a bath with her until I decide to leave the house one day. Oh and I take photos, a lot, I will get dressed up and get ready just to take photos.
7) What is a big no as a model?
As a model people know exactly who and what you are. When you are in public you can not be different from who you are. You have to be true to yourself. I personally think a lot of people act to be something different from who they truly are. Do not be fake!
8) What is the con’s of being a model?
Is there con’s ? I personally have never experienced any con’s as a model.
9) What is the pro’s of being a model
I personally love getting dressed in so many options and High end fashion clothing, also the Make-up. I love the rush of having to get ready and taking the photos, I love the photos because you get them all afterwards for your personal social media accounts. You get heavily treated as a model.
10) When busy with a shoot what do you normally eat?
There is always incredible snacks and food on set. I also prefer taking my own water because I drink a lot of water. I also tend to eat the food on set because it is always nice foodies.
11) Your biggest secret of being a model…
Your body needs to be perfect all the time, Maintaining a perfect body and exercising a lot is key. In general I always take care of myself, especially my skin but I mean no one has a perfect skin all the time that is why you have to take care of it as much as you possibly can. I also get my nails done at least once a month just so that I feel taken care off.
12) What products do you endorse?
I am the face of Wildcat 2017 Fitness and lifestyle brand this is a clothing range that I get. It is the best because I don’t have to buy it. Which is nice because it is lifestyle and Fitness. Nutritech and Nutritech-Woman supplements, it maintains me while exercising before and after. I use a lot of supplements on a daily basis.
13) Which is your favorite product?
Wildcat, because I suite the brand so perfectly. What Wildcat is promoting is what I do. It is exactly the same. When I wear my Wildcat people can put the brand and myself so perfectly together. I do enjoy my Nutritech products but I do get known a lot better for my Wildcat products. It is also something you wear so people can see it a lot more. The public also takes notice of someone wearing Wildcat they will turn to look twice when they see someone wearing Wildcat.
14) How do you keep your skin so perfect?
I never go to bed with make-up on my face, especially as a model. First thing I do in the morning when I wake up is wash my face. I hate the feeling of how my face feels when I wake up and I can not sleep if I haven’t washed my face. The mixture of oil to hydrate my skin should never be to much. I prefer a perfect ratio between oils and alcohol based products. I personally do not do any special treatments because my skin is so sensitive.
15) Normal outfit when you are at home and chilling?
Definitely getting rid of my bra first. Being as comfortable as possible. Sweat pants or baggy pants, fluffy socks and a nice comfortable top or sweater. Nothing special with my hair, just tied up and out of my face.
16) Your opinion about romantic relationships while being a model.
Every girls wants a guy that is romantic, but I also know that not all guys are romantic and I understand that. What makes it special is when the guy isn’t the most romantic type of guy, but tries to do something special and that to me is cute. I can relate to that because that is what I experienced with my previous relationship. I don’t really care about a guy who is romantic or not but I do appreciate it when he tries to do something romantic.
Being a model your partner needs to understand that you are in the modeling industry. Things like when other guys are looking at you, your boyfriends or partner can’t be jealous of it. It is actually a compliment for you as the boyfriend. I prefer being in a relationship for support and knowing someone cares about you and wants to know about your day. It is not the same as with friends or family. I personally prefer having someone so that we can share our achievements with each other
17) One of your favorite Movies/Series and why?
I personally don’t watch series, it feels like I am wasting my time. I don’t watch TV at all. I do love movies but I don’t watch them all the time. My favorite movie is “The longest ride” It is one of the movies I can relate to totally it is actually very sad. I love Thrillers and Love stories (Chick movies)
18) How is it keeping up with social media these days?
I try to post daily, it is important to me to keep my followers informed and to connect to them on a personal level. I never share fake stuff to my Instagram. My Instagram is who I am. The overall goal of my Instagram is for people to know exactly who I am. Social media is another way for me to meet new people (like us) We would have never known each other if it wasn’t for my Instagram. I personally think it is a good thing. Yes it takes a lot of time and a lot of people spend time on social media but to every bad thing there is something good to find in it.
19) Do you enjoy being a model (Reason)
I enjoy doing modeling it is definitely my hobby so I personally put a lot of time and effort into it. Modeling has definitely boost my self-confidence. It also helped me improve my social skills with people. For example before the Wildcat competition I was so worried because I am not very well spoken in english but working with a crew that is so incredible I adapted so quickly. If it wasn’t for the competition I would not be so comfortable and confident in communicating and interacting with other people.
20) How does a modeling career affect your school career.
I have always given my best to my school work and by doing that I know how much effort I need to put into my school work so when I have a shoot or work then I know I can take the day off from school to do the job. My life at school hasn’t changed at all from being a normal school girl to being a model and also still in school. The only thing is you have to know when to prioritize and be able to plan your life.
21) What was your personal experience with the other girls on the Wildcat competitions
Really, they were awesome. I could immediately connect with each and everyone of them. Especially the girl I shared a room with, we could immediately share long stories with each other. I will personally admit that it was easy to connect with them. One of the girls also came from an Afrikaans background so we connected immediately. Also the other girls who is english, none of us were actually bitchy. This played a very big role in the environment of the shoot and how we connected with each other. The personalities of each and every contestant was really incredible. I actually missed it a lot the day that it was done, to be around all of them. I know this sounds like a cliché answer and that the winner always says this, but I really do mis each and everyone of them. I even mention it in my website.
Social media accounts
Instagram : itsleierefalckx