Abrie Marais

Name:
Abrie Marais

Age:
30

Hometown:
Free State boy residing in Cape Town

Language:
Afrikaans & English

High School:
Welkom-Gimnasium

High University / College:
University of the Free State & University of Southampton (UK)

Job Description:
Optometrist with a Master's Degree in Public Health

Favourite Quote:
"Live, Love, Learn, and Leave a Legacy". - Stephen R. Covey

Favourite Food:
My favourite food is Mexican. I also have a weak spot for Take-Aways and I'm a huge coffee-fanatic.

Hobbies:
Most of my time is divided between work and socializing with friends and family, whether it's for dinner and drinks, a weekend getaway, board game evenings, or visiting wine farms. I try to go to the gym three times a week, while I love travelling and watching reality TV shows, of which my favourite is Survivor.

Short description about yourself:
I'm a stalwart, intelligent, goal-oriented individual who wakes up each morning aspiring to be the best version of myself and enjoys going to bed at night knowing that I was considerate and loving to others.

What will your contribution be if you should become MR. South Africa:
Servant-leadership. I have always experienced a great sense of purpose by serving in leadership positions that enable me to utilize the opportunities and talents I've received in life to make a positive impact in the lives of others. The Mr South Africa title would provide me with multiple opportunities to: 1. Inspire other men to be their best, 2. Be a role model to young boys, and 3. Bring joy to South Africans through the gift of giving. My personal fields of interest to bring about positive change would be Education and Healthcare, particularly Eye care.

What qualities should a MR. South Africa title holder have:
Selflessness to succeed in serving the needs of other South Africans.
Self-awareness to know how to triumph over challenges one may face and act as a good ambassador of the title.
Self-confidence to be a leader that inspires, not through words, but through actions.