Our favourite South African redhead did it again with another magazine cover. Jena Dover graced the cover of Previdar magazine in May 2017.
“The great thing about growing up and not being the apple of anyone’s eye is that you are forced to develop your character. So when you become older and maybe you do become attractive; not only do you glow from the inside but you get you get to glow from the inside too.”
Red hair occurs naturally on about 1–2% of the human population, occurs more frequently 2–6% in north or west European ancestry, and less frequently in other populations. We remember her early on being the Kids TV presenter, now turned a model, actress and a Lawyer. It has been a long day for her but it appeared she knew exactly what she was getting herself into. Talks lead to her remarkable physique, childhood, hair and she opens up about being young and having to work. Lwazi sits down for a talk besides the pool with superwoman, Jena Dover.
“I’m really happy that I finally got to work with Previdar, it has been one of my bucket list things so I’m excited!”
Speaking of bucket lists! You were quoted saying you have lived a selfish life, and around your 20’s you already had a bucket list. Tell us about your early 20s? “My 20s were a moment for me to explore who I am and what it is that I want from life. While some of my friends from high school were off getting married and setting up families for themselves. I knew very early that is not what I want to do and that I had to get a bunch of stuff out of my system. I traveled a lot, lived in New York for 2 years. I came back and decided I want to be in movies, and then I was in some movies. I later then decided I’m going to be a Lawyer and then I became a lawyer. It sounds a little ridiculous – like a huge expense of energy, which it was but I needed to do it because I don’t want to have “what if” moments when I settle down”
How was it like for you growing up as a ginger? “My story is no different from any other ginger story which is your childhood is a nightmare. It takes a while for a ginger to grow into their looks and I thank goodness everyday for the fashion industry because while I was being told that I was the Ugly Duckly or super different from anyone else I had the fashion industry and photographers and people on TV commercials telling me how extraordinary and different I was. So in a way, the entertainment industry saved my self-esteem and I think that’s why I’m able to sit here today and say I am fine! I am good! And I will make money out of this!” (laughs).