Gina Athans beauty queen and model

Gina Athans beauty queen and model

Gina Athans

How did you get into the industry? I was 18 when I was scouted by an agent from IMG Paris (in Cape Town) and that’s when I started to take it seriously. Before that I always liked the idea but was still focused on finishing school. What were some of the highlights of your modelling career? My career was a journey, with many stops along the way. It is hard to single out one specific stop, since it is the journey that gave me the greatest gift. But if I have to choose one specific thing, I would have to say that it is the fact that you are your own boss! Secondly is the fact that I got to see the world! I absolutely love travelling. I must also add that it was really good monetary wise! What was life like in the fast lane married to an extremely wealthy man? Life was back then as life is today. It’s always had its ups and downs. The only difference is that the ups and downs might be higher and lower when exposed to anything in extreme. Like the old
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Gina Athans
Gina Athans: Beauty isn’t Everything

Joburg born Gina Athans is of Greek origin. Spotted by the same representatives of Giselle Bundchen at the time, Gina was urged to go to Paris to pursue her modelling career She became a top model, appeared in a movie alongside Daniel Craig, has been voted by FHM as one of the world’s sexiest woman and was married to a Jordanian billionaire. We met up with her to find out what life was like in the fast lane and her tips for success.

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“It’s a bit creepy! I’m a bit creepy,” she said laughing in an interview shortly after the game’s release.

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Jarvis inherited the crown from her friend and fellow model, Tracy McGregor. She admitted to dancing with joy after hearing the news.

“I was ecstatic and it was the first call of the morning. What a way to start your day! I did a little happy dance in my living room,” Jarvis said.