From the terrors of finite nature.~Emerson, Journals, 1836
PIM: Hi Candz Before we get into the modelling bit. Tell us more bout yourself. , PIM is led to believe that you are from Durban. How did you get attracted to the glamour of modelling and the industry?
Candz: And you are correct PIM, I am from Durban. I am totally insane, complicated and underestimated. . *Laugh aloud* I guess what attracted me to this industry was curiosity really. A friend of mine told me to enter a competition in the Zoo Magazine, obviously being self conscious, I needed the push - I was rather hesitant but when I saw myself in the magazine for the first time, it was a sense of achievement and it sort of just stuck.
Wow. PIM is honoured to have you? Your ambitions and goals as a model?
Well my dreams of going International is happening sooner rather than later… I will be appearing in a Aussie Magazine sometime this year.. My goal as a person is to Inspire other ladies (and men) that size” 0” is right and you can be a model regardless on how you look and what you weigh.
Whats a typical day in the life of Candice Thomson (a.k.a Candz Thomson)?
I live my life for others and do everything for everyone, so you need to be more specific. . teehee :)
How do you stay in shape Candz? Any tips for our readers?
I am lazy when it comes to going to the gym (had a gym contract), my interests include hiking, golf, playing paintball, pole dancing and anything really, whatever gets me out and about and active – I can not be indoors doing nothing – I tend to get cabin fever. If I can give tips: It will be drink lots of water and don’t sleep with makeup on!!
If you had to make any food or desert or junk food the caloric value of lettuce. Which would it be?
Oooh… I cant choose. . . I love food regardless. . I would say all the food you not suppose to eat . . *Laughing out loud*
So what do you do for a living Candz? How do you pay the bills?
I am a Marketing Executive/Part Time Model. .
If you had to have KIDNAP any sportsman/ celeb,who wud that be ha ha?
Aah.. Does it have to be one person? Aah ok, I would have to say…. It is a toss up between John Cena and Batista
Your dream shoot…Pick a location, a theme.
I like bubbles, flowers and lots of wine . . . hmmm . . . just given me an idea. Thanks PIM!
Oh and what would you regard as the sexiest part of your body and a guys?
My eyes are my personal favourite . . . for a man I would have to say his back and chest!
What was the most bizarre and funny come on line that a guy has used on You?
I was dancing with my girlfriends one night at a club and a group of men were staring at us, this one guy approached my girlfriends and I (which is very brave dude) and randomly asked me. ”Aren’t you the Durban Zoo Girl. . .” I had nowhere to hide my face and my night was rather awkward with a group of men watching my girlfriends and I dancing
2010..in SA...UR THOUGHTS..How do you think we will handle it? What is happening in Durbz. Is the City of Durban bracing itself. Hows the 2010 Euphoria that side?
Wrong person to ask regarding to this topic... I personally think it’s a waste of time and money… and crime will go up afterwards, if not more… but everyone says I am being a pessimist but its my opinion – it will probably will be a good thing, but I am rather sceptical about it… So we shall wait and see!!
Tell us about one talent that you have that we never able to guess?
I can play Bass Guitar and the Drums…does singing in the shower count?!?!
Whats ur favourite fashion brand: I am not one for name brands.. I believe its “YOU” that makes you unique and stand out from the crowd… Its all about attitude really and how you present yourself….not the clothing you wear!!
If you had a million rand, What would be your first purchase: I would pay all my debt off … Then buy a ticket for my family and I to go to Disney Land for 3 weeks (I am working on that already)
Favourite food? SUSHI SUSHI, SUSHI…
Favourite Hot drink? Cappuccino with Cream
Favourite Cold drink: Amarula neat or on the rocks
Favorite perfume on a guy? HUGO BOSS - ELEMENTS
Favourite Perfume on you: Pleasures - Exotic
Favorite clubbing and Hangout? I am no longer into the clubbing scene… Fav. Hangout will be at a friends place braain and sipping on cocktails!!
Favourite restaurant? I would have to say Cape Town Fish Market/Simply Fish
One wish you would like to come true: - - - BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!
Would you say a woman can learn how to be a model, or modeling is something in the genes? you have it or you don't have it at all? Why do you think so? Is the modelling industry that cut throat as people make it out to?
There is this “stigma” about been a model and that is if you take your clothes off you post them on networking site you a Model. Unfortuantly for some people like that there is a name and that name is a Schmodel (google it). Modeling is not something that has to be in the genes; you have it in you to be a model or you do not have it- no two ways about it. This industry is cut throat, this world is full of beautiful people, and very nasty evil people too – should think carefully before entering this world.
If you could be anyone famous in the World today, Who would you want to be and Why?
No one … God made me to be myself and not someone else for a reason…
Are you single? Whilst we on the topic. How important is a guys - dress sense to you.? So PIM can spruce up and impress someone like you? Whats your ideal man.
I am a very high maintance woman.. Who easily can be one of the boys when needs be – I love a man in jeans though- If you can intrigue me mentally, smell great, Independent and is taller than I – we will meet for a second date!!
He needs to be emotionally strong, Intrigue me mentally and be
If PIM had to take Candz on a date. What would we have to do to blow your socks off lol?
I get bored easily, so you have to be able to hold a conversation, be positive, be independent, not easily influenced, romantic, well groomed and presentable -morals and manners count too…etc etc – LIST GOES ON - In addition, taking me to Teazers for our first date is so wrong! (That has happened, *laughing out loud*.. needless to say never saw him again after that)
Can you mention some of your modelling accolades and achievements thus far?
Fitness Magazine for USN Model Search.
Real South African Hotties -Winner of March (Miss March 2008)
Featured in SA ZOO Weekly Magazine and Website
Lastly what is the perception of modelling in JHB as opposed to Durbz. Would you leave the coast in a flash to come our side or Is there alot of scope in Durban ?
There is a lot of Talent in Durban, do not get me wrong… but the Industry here is not all that great!! Johannesburg is the place to be- and me being aggressive and competitive by nature. Johannesburg has it all!! If it was for a opportunity to go further in the Industry and I knew it would benefit me in the long run, I would Leave Durban to go to Johannesburg .. But will always be a Durbanite!!
Good luck - Candz. A pleasure to have you on PIM. Best of luck with the Modeling career and look forward to seeing you in more advertisements......