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You might remember international model, Katryn Kruger from our “Out of the Ordinary” July 2013 issue. Katryn’s striking natural beauty has taken her to runways all over the world.

We caught up with her briefly in Australia to find out a little bit more about this proudly South African beauty.

If you could only put one beauty product in your purse when travelling, what would it be?

Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream. I cannot live without it!

Credit: Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, R210

What is your favourite nail polish colour of the moment?

I only use Essie, at the moment my favourite colour is subtle pastel pink.

Credit: Essie nail Varnish in Limo-scene, R125.

What is your go to beauty ritual when feeling very tired or stressed from longs hour of work?

A good body scrub always works magic! I use Obey Your Body’s kiwi flavoured exfoliating scrub followed by a good moisturiser and a cup of tea, and I am good as new!

Credit: Obey Your Body Exfoliating Scrub in Kiwi, R400

 What would you be doing if you weren’t modelling?

I would be studying. I plan to go to university in a few years. Modelling is not a long term career and I would love to one day be in the marketing industry.

You just shot with Quentin de Briey for British Vogue, what was the highlight on the day?

We shot that story in Mallorca which was an incredible experience! The team had a villa overlooking the ocean and our own private chef (he made the best sushi!). One of the directors from Vogue is originally from Cape Town, so we had lots of fun together. On our last day we rented two boats and had a guide show us the island. It truly was one of the coolest experiences ever. And Quentin is a really nice guy, a great photographer and fun to work with.

What has been the best career advice you have been given?

Always be true to yourself! Especially in an industry where people want to mould and change you to fit certain images. Be sure of who you are and what you believe in, because modelling is just a job you do, it is not who you are.

Future plans?

A very exciting time awaits me. My boyfriend, who has been part of my life for almost four years and stuck with me through all of the challenges of my work, and I are moving overseas. He is a doctor, so he will work while I continue to model. We will definitely move back to South Africa in a few years, so that I can study. And we would like to settle in Cape Town, where our families and friends are.


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