Christo De Ridder

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Name: Christo De Ridder

 Age: 33

Hometown: Middelburg, Mpumalanga

Language: Afrikaans English

High School: Hoerskool Middelburg

University / College: Wits Business School; L.I.S

Job Description: Facilitator at OHS Academy

Favourite Quote: Never give up; you don't know how far you are from the finish! 

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

Favourite Food: Beef Curry with coconut rice

Hobbies: Travelling, Extreme Adventure sports, Golfing, Cooking

Short description about yourself: I view myself as a passionate, self motivated, driven individual with great leadership ability and a well balanced life. "Always ready for the next adventure "

What will your contribution be if you should become Mr. South Africa: Being voted as Mr. South Africa is not merely a title to me. It involves the human factor. It has always been a desire to me to touch people's hearts and lives with tenderness, feeling and motivation. In my local area, province and country I witness suffering, poverty, heartache, pain and people looking for hope on a daily basis. With my spirit that is willing and able. I feel that motivation and gracing your words with salt may just be that push in the right direction. Another Important factor to me is the role of men in our society and with Mr. South Africa title I would like to create awareness that a man can be all the wonderful things God intended him to be. He can reach his full potential whilst maintaining his manliness, sensitized with love, compassion, hope and respect for his Family, friends and country. I want to make a positive difference.

What qualities should a Mr. South Africa title holder have: In a word that sums it up it will be "Love "Love fulfils the greatest commandment in life. It means putting others needs above yourself, it means humility, forgiveness, understanding, being reasonable, being charitable, unselfish and loving your fellow man as yourself. In love, there is no culture, race or colour. Love is uniting force and conquers every facet of live.He must be an inspirational man and most important an Ambassador for our beautiful country South Africa.