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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Gina Athans’ kiss and tell with 007's Daniel Craig

Flashbacks of a Fool Daniel CraigLocal beauty Gina Athans became the envy of women around the world when she and 007 actor Daniel Craig shared a “juicy kiss” during an intimate on-screen romp.

The Johannesburg-born model ditched her squeaky clean image for the movie, Flashbacks of a Fool, sniffing cocaine and quaffing champagne as Craig’s on-screen junkie lover, Apple.

The film, which was shot around Cape Town last year, premiered in London last week.

Athans described the love scene between Craig and herself as “very, very intimate”. “We were filming and Daniel just kissed me, we never even rehearsed it … We just kind of went with the flow and did it so well that we didn’t have to redo the scene once,” she said.

The actor, who bowled audiences over as the suave super-spy James Bond in Casino Royale, took time out from filming his latest 007 movie, Quantum of Solace, to attend the movie premiere, which saw thousands of fans flock to Leicester Square.

Athans glowed in a sequenced black Diane von Furstenberg gown, and appeared in high spirits – six months after her divorce from Jordanian billionaire, Eyhab Jumean. The couple’s split was announced after Jumean was photographed frolicking with Paris Hilton on the eve of their second anniversary.

“I’m back on track and proud that I walked away with my head held high,” said Athans.

Anyway here’s the trailer for the movie: