A-LIST Asks Jo-Ann Strauss.
How did you become a presenter?
I auditioned – like everyone else. I was interviewed on Pasella during my Miss SA year in 2000 and then the producer of the show invited me to an audition. 10 years later – I’m still doing TV.
What are the three things you can’t live without?
Materially, my Audi A7 – it gets me from A to B very glamourously. My Blackberry Playbook – loving it! And Lux Beauty Bodywash in “Kiss Me”- my man loves it 😉
You’re on Top Billing; tell us about your journey?
It’s been a crazy journey – I’ve filled 4 passports and have the most incredible pictures to prove it. From having tea with royalty to riding sleds with huskies in the Arctic Circle to swimming in shark-infested water! I’m very blessed to be part of an awesome team and don’t take it for granted.
How did winning Miss South Africa it change your life?
I went from being a second year student at Stellenbosch University to walking the ramp with Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell – it was quite a dramatic change, but then I went back to Varsity the next year and this was a blessing. Helped put things into perspective!
What is your motto in life?
Don’t take yourself too seriously!
What is your favourite trend at the moment?
I love faux fur – warm, practical and fun!
Describe the South African fashion industry in 5 words.
Developing, ambitious, colourful, divided and inspiring
What is your favourite destination?
Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape – when I grow up, I want to be a game-ranger!
What do you love about A-LIST?
It’s such a forward-thinking concept – I am absolutely mad about the selections.
Find out more about this A-LISTER at www.jo-annstrauss.com