Occupation: Ex Mrs SA, Events company and luxury online magazine owner
From: Fourways, Johannesburg
Nicole is a perfect example of confidence and grace. Her journey towards courage and living out of her comfort zone started three years ago when her baby girl was diagnosed with a rare and life-limiting genetic disease. That’s when this qualified pharmacist decided to come out of her shell, break through her insecurities and live with the philosophy that anything is possible. So, she entered Mrs South Africa 2017 – and won. Thereafter, Nicole set her goals higher and higher, embarking on all kinds of epic adventures to raise funds and awareness for social causes close to her heart. She even went to the summit of Kilimanjaro and is expanding her circle of influence with modelling, motivational speaking and being the ambassador for Rare Diseases SA. The divorced mother of two also founded Inside Out, an organisation that connects the youth with their heroes in sport and business.