Johannesburg (South Africa) – Laura Danielz, the hottest new addition to the Hexagon Girls, makes her debut appearance at EFC AFRICA 21. We caught up with the newest ring-side lovely.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a positive, confident and active 26 year old. I was born in Johannesburg and my family emigrated from Zimbabwe before I was born. I’m a professional model and entrepreneur. I’m a shareholder in an outdoor media company and studied financial and marketing management. I’m also a Titan Labs sponsored fitness athlete and compete in the bikini category at fitness shows.
How did you get into modelling?
I started my career by entering pageants and later I joined a modelling agency which led me to feature in magazine spreads, TV commercials and promotions.
Tell us about your greatest modelling job.
It would have to be the Toyota Hilux magazine campaign of me tickling a lion. That was amazing.
What do you most like to do when you’re not working?
I love to work on my physique. It’s my way of getting rid of stress and challenging myself every day to change my body.
How long have you been a fan of African MMA?
I have been a fan for as long a time as I’ve been a ladies MMA instructor! From 2007.
What does it mean to you to be the newest Hexagon girl?
I am so honoured to have been chosen. Having the opportunity to be an official Hexagon girl is a blessing. I can’t wait to be ring-side and get more insight into this awe-inspiring sport. And I can’t wait for fight night! The days can’t go by any sooner.
What are you expecting at the event?
A front row seat to intense action, talent and skills.
Do you have any favourite fighters?
What’s your prediction for the fight between Demarte Pena and Abdul Hassan?
I’ll take a chance on Hassan on this one.
How about Ruan Potts vs. Mahmoud Hassan?
Potts for sure!
Which bout are you most looking forward to?
I’m for the heavies here. Bernardo Mikixi vs. Sors Grobbelaar and Potts vs. Hassan.
What’s your personal philosophy?
If you’re going to do something give 100%, otherwise don’t do it at all.
Are you involved at the moment?
I have been seeing my best friend for 10 years. He still hasn’t asked me out… He and I run a media company and he also follows a healthy lifestyle.
What’s your favourite thing about MMA?
You can never be 100% sure who is going to win a fight. It’s completely unpredictable.
See you at EFC AFRICA 21! I’m really looking forward to this journey and new chapter.
Follow Laura on Twitter at @LauraDanielz
EFC AFRICA 21, presented by MusclePharm, takes place at the Carnival City Big Top Arena on 25 July 2013. Tickets on sale soon at www.computicket.com. Tickets for the live broadcast to Nu Metro Cinemas available now at www.numetro.com.
Broadcast information and full fight card available at efcafrica.com