Rolene says her family made her who she is today. A 4th year Medical student, she praises her father’s influence, interesting her in medicine, her mother taught her the power of the mind and her brother, compassion and patience. With a holistic approach to living, she hopes to create a business along these lines focusing on women’s health, alongside her plan of studying for an MBA and becoming a doctor. In her spare time, Rolene enjoys playing the sports golf, netball and cycling, and reading inspirational and educational books. She is also musically minded, and can play the flute, piano and guitar.
“South Africa is celebrating 20 years of democracy this year and I am a proud, born free citizen.”
Question Time With Rolene
What website could you not live without and why?
News 24: It is a local news website with international news on as well. I find it very important to know what is happening around me.
What is the best app you’ve used in the last year?
I love Instagram, simply because a picture is worth a thousand words. Another app that was handy this year is CamCard, an app to upload business card details on your phone!
What item of makeup could you not live without?
I would have to choose blush. You can use it everywhere when in a hurry; lips, cheeks as well as eyelids.
What is your most memorable encounter?
It would have to be the day I bungee jumped off Bloukrans Bridge; officially recognised as the world’s highest commercial Bungee jump. It made me reconsider everything in my life.
It has to be my mother’s oxtail and ‘stampmielies’ cooked on our coal oven at home.
What annoys you most about the world you live in?
The fact that we as humans don’t realise how much potential we have; to do good, give and make things right. How amazing would it be if we all realised our potential?
World Designer Dress:
Rolene will be wearing a hand-dyed mint green Casper Bosman gown embellished with 13,000 Swarovski crystals and embroidered with sequins and pearls. The lace dress has a deep v-neck and a mermaid style.
Formal Evening Wear:
This blush pink, off-the-shoulder gown has been designed by Casper Bosman for Rolene with a sweetheart neckline and deep ‘V’ on the back. Creating a fitted bandage style, the gown has from Italian Duchess and Silk Organza strips draped around the body until the knees where it begins to flare with multiple frilled layers to the floor.