Qiniso Van Damme Biography
Qiniso Van Damme is a South African model and actress. She is the first South African bachelorette. She previously appeared on The Bachelor SA season 2 and was the first to kiss the bachelor, Marc Buckner.
Qiniso Van Damme Age
She is 27 years old; she 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 Race
Qiniso is of mixed race; she was born to a Belgian father and a half Swazi and half Zulu mother.
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. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social science and 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 has an older sister known as Phumzile Van Damme. She is one of the youngest members of parliament in South Africa. She is the former Shadow Communications Minister and is a former Spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance. She was elected to parliament in 2014, at the age of 31. In 2017 she brought a case against the British multinational public relations and advertising firm Bell Pottinger Private for stoking racial tensions to keep the ruling ANC in power. The firm was subsequently expelled from South Africa’s public relations and communications association.
During an interview with the Sowetan Qiniso spoke about their sisterly bond, saying they are “similar in the most intimate of ways”.
“We are actual goofballs. We love to play around, sing and dance together. 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.”
Qiniso Van Damme Husband
As of 2021, Van Damme is not married. She is however looking for love as the bachelorette. She shared qualities of the man she was looking forward to settling with, “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 Baby
She has no child but there was a picture of her being pregnant which she explained she was acting and they custom made a silicone baby bump.
I was acting in something, and they measured me, tested my skin tone, undertones and freckles to make me a made-to-perfectly-match custom silicone baby bump. ☺️☺️☺️
— Qiniso Van Damme (@qinisovandamme) April 2, 2020
Qiniso Van Damme Job
She is an actress and model.
Qiniso Van Damme Model
Van is a model signed to My Friend Ned, a Cape Town, and Johannesburg agency that scouts for new and unexpected talent from the streets. She has featured in big-brand advertising campaigns.
Qiniso Van Damme Bachelorette
Qiniso is the first South African bachelorette. She previously appeared as a contestant on The Bachelor SA season 2. She was the first contestant to kiss the bachelor, Marc Buckner. She was eliminated in the Top 6 stage. After the show ended she was selected as the star of M-Net’s first season of The Bachelorette SA.
“It is a huge deal for me because when you are growing up and you are a brown girl and you don’t see Disney princesses that are brown or brown girl love stories being central in the media or in anything, you kind of feel like, ‘Okay, there is no place for me here’.
I really feel like in me sharing my story, sharing my journey, sharing my love story with everyone, those little girls out there will feel like, you know what, I’m not going to settle.And people my own age will be like, ‘Hey, let’s kickstart my love journey again. Let’s start believing in love, again, during this hopeless time’. I want to bring love back into our conversations.”
The gentlemen looking to win her heart 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
- Dylan Heneck who completed a BusSci degree but ended up in the music industry.
Qiniso Van Damme Net worth
Her actual net worth is unknown.
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