Name: Diaan Neethling
Language: Afrikaans ; English
High School: Sand du Plessis High School, Bfn
University / College: University of the Free State
Job Description: Medical Sales Representative
Favourite Quote: "There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." – Nelson Mandela
Favourite Food: Steak, veggies and sea food
Hobbies: Exercising (gym), playing sports incl. golf, action cricket and squash. Coaching rugby
Short description about yourself: I am a positive individual who believes anything can be done through motivation and determination. I believe in my values and to enjoy life every day and being healthy.
What will your contribution be if you should become MR. South Africa:
I believe that the youth is the future of our country. A title, such as Mr. South Africa, will serve as a stepping stone and platform which I would use to inspire and motivate the youth of South Africa. So many young children do not have a role model and someone who they can look up to and aspire to be like. I want to be the answer to this situation. I want the children of our country to believe that they are allowed to dream, to dream big but also to take action towards making their dreams come true.
Our country has so much more to offer and I would like to use this opportunity being an ambassador of South Africa to highlight social issues and encourage people to make a difference in other people's lives.
What qualities should a MR. South Africa title holder have:The Mr. South Africa title holder must be a role model – someone who is a true inspiration to individuals from all backgrounds in life. He must possess ambassador qualities, be a people person and must be someone who is able to see the bigger picture.
The title holder must be a positive leader, an influential speaker and an individual with integrity.