Rudolf Danté de Villiers

Name:
Rudolf Danté de Villiers

Age:
29

Hometown:
Melkbosstrand

Language:
Afrikaans, English

High School:
Durbanville High School

High University / College:
I studied at the National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA). I completed a variety of courses at this institution.

I am a qualified PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) IDC Staff Instructor. I am also a SDI open water scuba diver instructor (OWSI).

Favourite Quote:
“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” ― Osho

Favourite Food:
I have traveled quite a bit, so I love a variety of foods from different countries. Hummus and Shakshuka, Sushi, Quinoa Salads and Honey.

Hobbies:
Kitesurfing, surfing, exercising, free diving and scuba diving.

Short description about yourself:
I am an ambitious, intuitive and affectionate, down to earth person. I love focusing on self-enrichment and philosophy. I believe true happiness starts from within, and when found, should be shared. I am also a national sponsored kite surfer and surfer, and enjoy being around the ocean. I care about the environment. I enjoy going to the gym and living a healthy and active lifestyle.

What will your contribution be if you should become MR. South Africa:
I worked with non-profit ocean conservation organisations, on the protection of sharks and coral nurseries and strived to educate people on these issues. This lead me to work at animal shelters in the Middle East, helping injured, neglected and abused animals find loving homes. With the Mr. South Africa platform, I want to increase the awareness and protection of animals and our environment. I see it as my goal to change the lives of those without a voice.

What qualities should a MR. South Africa title holder have:
Mr. South Africa leads with authenticity. He needs to be relatable and real. He is unique and has confidence in his words and actions, to not only be a good representative for South Africans, but to also successfully represent his country at the Mr. World pageant. He trusts his instincts and empowers those around him, to achieve their potential, and to reach for their dreams. I believe this is what made Armand du Plessis, Denver Burns and Adriaan Bergh all successful Mr. South Africa's. These are also the qualities I strive to achieve in my daily life.