Life is short, tell your story.
Everyone knows that I’m that girl with the bangs chasing my magazine goals with a skinny cappuccino in the one hand and my pink phone in the other, but did you know that I am actually a big chess nerd who hates yoga? BOOM!
Here’s 20 things you didn’t know about me:
If I wasn’t in the magazine industry, I would have been a concert pianist playing classical masterpieces in Austria, Berlin and Paris.
I’m more obsessed with Bach than Bieber. My favourite piano piece to play to date is Bach’s Prelude & Fugue No.2 in C minor.
I was the primary school chess champion in Grade 1 – yes, I even beat the grade sevens and I’m owning that.
I haven’t worn a bikini to the beach since 2009. #workingonthat
People think my kindness is my weakness, but it’s absolutely my biggest strength.
My grandmother’s full names are Anna Elizabeth and that’s where Annette came from meaning ‘graceful.’
I ‘published’ my first story when I was five years old. It was about a sheep and a fly having a fight, but still… I even illustrated the cover and asked my mom to make photocopies at school.
I have never not had a fringe – it’s my identity. Anna Wintour has her straight-cut bob. Annette de Wet’s got the bangs!
The first time I saw my ‘now-husband’ in my life was in the doctor’s waiting room. I saw this guy wearing a blue tie and super polished shoes, looked at my mom who was with me at the time and said: “That’s the guy I’m going to marry!”
I have never smoked a cigarette in my life.
I’m obsessed with Jack Parow and I totally turn into a gangster poppie when listening to him.
I’ve ran two half marathons. And I didn’t die.
In University, I compared every guy I dated to Chuck Bass. I once dated a guy only because he looked and talked like Mister Bass. #donotjudge
I type 80 words per minute and have the certificate to prove it. #NERD
My brows are naturally black, but my hair is light brown. People think I have ombre highlights and tint my brows regularly, but that’s just the way I was born. I’m old school, – when I wake up I already have eyebrows on.
I hate yoga. I don’t do the slay nor namaslay thing. The only downward dog you’ll find me in is on the couch with coffee – milk, two sweeteners.
One of my goals are to start an anti-bullying platform. I was bullied in grade 8 by my so called “BFF” and ended up with no friends. She would leave “You are fat” sticky notes against my cupboards, turned all my friends against me and spread the worst rumours you can image…. It got to a point where I lost all my self confidence and it literally took me 3-4 years before I was my crazy confident self again. I lost out on soooooooooooo much fun in high school, because of one person.
I am not an avocado person.
I haven’t coloured or put any chemical products like a brazilian in my hair for 3 and a half years. #VirginHairDoCare
And finally, I absolutely love my life!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rezaine Desai
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