Qiniso Van Damme Biography
Qiniso Van Damme is a South African model and actress who to fame when she was crowned The Bachelorette South Africa in The Bachelor SA season 2 competition and the first to kiss hunk Marc Buckner. She models for My Friend Ned, a Cape Town, and Johannesburg agency that scouts for new and unexpected talent from the streets. She has also featured in different big-brand advertising campaigns and once earned a Next African Female Leaders’ title by the Cosmopolitan magazine.
Qiniso Van Damme Age
Van Damme was born on the 25th of May, 1993.
Qiniso Van Damme Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches tall.
Qiniso Van Damme Education
Van Damme is a Master’s of Social Science student at the University of Cape Town, where she is studying social anthropology.
Qiniso Van Damme Parents
Qiniso is the daughter of Hugo Van Damme and Dr. Lynette Sibongile Van Damme. Her father is a Belgian father who is half Swazi and half Zulu, while her mother is South African .
Qiniso Van Damme Sister
Van was brought up alongside her sister Phumzile Van Damme . She is a Democratic Alliance Member of the National Assembly of South Africa who was elected at the 2014 South African general election. She is the former Shadow Communications Minister and is a former Spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance. She attended Lyttelton Manor High School and graduated from Rhodes University in 2007. Speaking about their sisterly bond, Qiniso told Sowetan in February they are “similar in the most intimate of ways”. “We are actual goofballs. We love to play around, sing and dance together,” Qiniso said. “We live our own lives and have followed our own career paths. We are individuals. “Being sisters with Phumzile does come with pressure, the same pressure that being my mother’s daughter comes with—to be nothing but great, to never stop working towards my goals and to always be a force in my own right.” Phumzile’s biological parents are Lynette van Damme and Elroy Mayisela.
Qiniso Van Damme Husband
Van Damme is not married as of 2021. While sharing on the kind of man she looks forward to spending the rest of her life with, she said, “I’m still single, so clearly I haven’t found that guy, I’m really open to meeting all kinds of handsome hunks with beautiful personalities who think I might be their gal. I want someone who isn’t afraid to be themselves, is a citizen of the world, proud to be South African, and willing to grow with me. If he can make me laugh, he will definitely score some extra points. And being tall would be a bonus. But c’mon guys, surprise me. Don’t be afraid, as long as you’re caring, kind and honest and think we’re a potential match, I want to meet you and get to know you,”
Qiniso Van Damme Bachelorette
Qiniso Van Damme shot to fame when she appeared as one of the contestants on Season 2 of The Bachelor SA last year vying for the romantic attentions of Durban-born Marc Buckner. She became the first contestant to kiss Marc and get selected for a coveted ‘home date’. Van Damme made it through to the top six of the competition and although Buckner ultimately picked Marisia van Wyk to be his leading lady, all was certainly not lost for her as she is now trying her hand at love again, having been selected as the star of M-Net’s first season of The Bachelorette SA. The reality show is making a debut on February 11 with Qiniso beginning her amazing journey to find love.
“Qiniso has been a fan favorite right from the start and we know for sure that she will ignite all the passion and excitement that The Bachelorette franchise is renowned for worldwide,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “Our Queen Qiniso is quirky, sassy, sexy, smart, bold, bubbly, kind, confident, dynamic, in touch with her emotions, and true to herself – the type of woman that a diverse range of successful men would find irresistible. And the timing couldn’t be better. She has reached a point in her life where she is looking for someone to settle down with,”
The first gentlemen looking to win over Qiniso’s love include, Ten Naidu, a qualified IT Trainer and a school teacher specializing in English, information technology math and recently began modeling overseas, Ruan Meyer who runs his fledgling construction company and still is working towards his architectural qualification, Kganya Rapoo, a trainee chartered accountant who is also a lecturer and a masters student, Bradley Newton who works in the banking and insurance industry and owns a portable studio where he does hip hop recording and Dylan Heneck who completed a BusSci degree but ended up in the music industry.
Van Damme is fluent in four languages, English, isiZulu, isiSwati, and IsiXhosa and has a good grasp of conversational Spanish and she is learning Afrikaans.
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