Thursday, February 14, 2013

Who was Reeva Steenkamp?

Who was Reeva Steenkamp?

She was Blade Runner istorius' girlfriend was top model and 'child of god'.Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius were one of South Africa's most high-profile celebrity couples prior to her death.
  • Reeva was born in Cape Town and moved to Port Elizabeth as a child
  • She was a law graduate
  • She moved to JHB six years ago after being scouted by model agencies
  • She was named the first face of cosmetics giant Avon South Africa
  • Reeva travelled between JHB and Cape Town to film and shot some of SA's leading campaigns and commercials
  • She has worked for Toyota, FHM, Clover and Italian brand Zui
'Rising star': Reeva Steenkamp, pictured at the Virgin Active sports industry awards in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 7, was shot dead allegedly by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius at their home
  • She had a background in TV presenting and once was the live roaming presenter for FashionTV in South Africa


  • Reeva had a passion for cars and cooking.
  • She was due to be one of the stars of SA reality TV show Tropika Island of Treasure
  • Reeva was from a family of horse trainers and her father, Barry, is related to famous South African trainers the Amos brothers
Reeva Steenkamp
In her own words on her Twitter biography, Reeva Steenkamp describes herself as: "SA Model, Cover Girl, Tropika Island of Treasure Celeb Contestant, Law Graduate, Child of God."As recently as Wednesday Steenkamp was active on Twitter, and in response to an invite from friends asking her to visit and share cakes on Valentine's Day, she said: "I'm there like a bear!!! Yayyyy!!!! X"The 30-year-old model, who with Pistorius formed South Africa's equivalent of Posh and Becks, also expressed her excitement for the big day on Twitter, saying: "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow??? #getexcited #ValentinesDay"
In response to someone else's plans, Steenkamp replied: "That sounds amazing! Wow that's what it's all about! It should be a day of love for everyone :) may it be blessed!" On 1 February she tweeted to Pistorius telling him he was "beautiful". She wrote: "He certainly doesn't need more followers but he's beautiful to look at & says some smart stuff too ;)" This weekend, Steenkamp was set to star in the South African reality television series Tropika Island of Treasure, in which celebrities and ordinary people compete in remote, exotic locations in a variety of daily challenges. On the show's website, a tribute to Steenkamp says: "We are deeply saddened and extend our condolences to Reeva's family and friends."The website also carries a profile of the star,




describing her as someone who "prefers to read a book on her off days".It says Steenkamp was born in Cape Town and moved as a child to Port Elizabeth, where she continued her studies and graduated with a degree in law. Named the first face of the cosmetics giant Avon South Africa, according to the profile, she has since featured in some of her country's leading campaigns and commercials, and was working on some



"major projects". The website adds that she was also focusing on "smaller TV roles as well as a lead in a new reality TV show".It continues: "Reeva has a passion for cars and cooking and prefers to read a book on her off days and spend quality time with friends and family." Steenkamp's publicist Sarit Tomlinson described her as "the sweetest human being and an absolute angel on earth". She added: "She was the kindest, most unbelievable girl."
 Reeva Steenkamp modelling for Zui
She told Sky News: "It's shocking. No one knows what happened. We're waiting for information. There are people we are waiting to speak to, to validate some of the
Multi-faceted: She graduated with a law degree, but made a dynamic career change after being scouted and named the first face of cosmetics giant Avon South Africa

stories."She added: "There was so much in the pipeline for her. She was just about to explode into the media. A very talented, very bright young girl. It's a huge loss for everyone. It's just too shocking for words."

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