PIM: Hi Rachel Welcome to PIM..Tell us about yourself and your modelling.Where have your exploits taken you?
Rachel: I'm a mixture of four nationalities; Lebanese, Congolese, Belgian and Angolan. I grew up and studied mainly in Europe and The DRC. I moved here 4 years ago and had to learn english in 6 months to gain admission to a university in which I'm studying law. I have a rising career in modelling and have competed in various contests and been successful at most but my passion lies in the film industry.
Any major competitions we can look for Rachel Habib in?
FHM Top 100 Sexiest in the near future. SASI Swimsuit 2010 and perhaps other popular publications i.e. Maxim & GQ:
RACHEL..anything you’d like to say. A message for our readers to entice them to vote for you in future competitions?
I'm truly the combination of beauty and brains!
So u like SPorts and Horses,Believe you have one in Congo. ?
Yes I'm a sports fan, especially it comes to football and rugby. I was into horse riding a lot when I was younger and I do have a horse in Congo.
Speaking of which. What’s a typical day in the life of Rachel habib?
I have law classes during the day. In between that time I juggle school with castings, auditions, rehearsals, acting classes, photos shoots etc. In the evening, I'll gym and try to do some school-work as I am still a student.
If you could cook PIM any meal and desert to blow us away...What would that be? Lebanese of African dish maybe?
A lebanese salad called 'Taboule' for starters. The main course would be 'Carbonara d'agneau au parmesan' (Pasta with lamb and parmesan cheese) and finally 'Tiramisu' for dessert.
PIM: If you had to have KIDNAP any sportsman/celeb, who would that be ha ha? Ha ha good question, why kidnap though?
I would say Channing Tatum or Victor Valdes. There's so many good looking male celebrities and sportsman, so its quite a hard question.
Your dream shoot…Pick a location, a theme ? 'Bali/Madagascar/Mauritius/Hawaii/Zanzibar/Seychelles/Mykonos - the theme would be glamorous and exotic.
PIM: Oh and what would you regard as the sexiest part of your body and a guys? :)
I would say my eyes - you can tell a lot about a person by their eyes and what they're thinking. My eyes say everything about what I’m thinking..
What was the most bizarre and funny come on line that a guy has used on You?
Ha ha ha, just thinking about it makes me laugh; "Since you entered this room, my heart stopped beating, I know it’s a sign, God sent you from heaven to be mine"
2010...in SA...UR THOUGHTS..How do you think we will handle it, Are you optimistic about SA and the future in retrospect to the economy, change of presidency etc? Let me put it this way. If you were president of this country. What would you change NOW!
I would continue invest in the large infrastructure projects already in place so that we can address the issue of unemployment. One thing that has made me really proud to be a South African is the pride and patriotism we have shown as a result of hosting the World Cup. That shows me that South Africans do have the spirit of a people who can achieve great things when motivated. As a future lawyer and entrepreneur I’d like to see government do more to encourage the development of young and small businesses in the form of micro loans and other such programs..
Tell us about one talent that you have that we never able to guess?
I can play 7 instruments! That’s a joke, well I can say that I am good with languages( I can speak more than 4 of them) and I can act…
What’s your favourite fashion brand? I have a favourite brand for different things so if I start naming them, we’ll be stuck here for the day, lol.
If you had a million rand, What would be your first purchase? A house for my parents because they are the reason for why I am who I am and I love them with all my heart.
Favorite Food and Drink: That is a hard one because I love food in general. I would say sushi and any non-alcoholic fruit cocktail.
Favorite perfume on you: Mont Blanc by D& G
One wish you would like to come through? To become a successful actress and model
A quote that you always live by: Work Smart, Play Hard!
If we snuck into your bedroom, what could we find you sleeping in?
Sexy lingerie... Hahaha, that would have been such a predictable answer coming from a model. But the reality is that, even though I love lingerie, when it comes to bed time, like the girl next door I would wear something which is comfortable, so it would be shorts and a top.
What type of music have you been listening too lately: Dance , R&B , French and Arabic music.
Last movie you watched? Green Zone, great film..
What do you do to feel sexy?
A girl sholud wear something that compliments her and which she feels comfortable in. Not everything suits everyone, you have to get the right thing for your body and then you’ll be able to feel comfortable and sexy. For me it's first a mental attitude and then it reflects from the outside by the way you carry yourself. I will never wear something that looks bad on me. That is what makes me feel sexy.
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?
First of all, you need to fall within certain strict requirements, which are; a specific height, measurements, good skin, smile, look and genre. The rest is all about you, your personality, qualities, whether you are a hard worker. Its the dream of a lot of girls but only a small few get the opportunity to become successful. You also learn every day, how to carry yourself, how to pose, how to wal. In essence, I would say it’s a mixture of the two.
If you could be anyone famous in the World today, who would you want to be and Why?
I'd prefer to be myself in 10 years.
Are you single? Whilst we on the topic, How important is a guy’s dress sense to you? So PIM can spruce up and impress someone like you. What’s your ideal man?
I don't have an ideal man, but I know what I want so if a guy has those qualities then there might be chance for us to have something. Its not all about looks but its about personality.
If PIM had to take you on a date. What would we have to do to blow your socks off lol?
I would prefer not answering this question so at least guys will keep on trying their best to impress me.
Thank You Rachel.All the best for the future