Her spectacular red carpet entrance revved up the romance on the very first night of The Bachelor SA and her contagious smile had viewers all over rooting for her to win over dreamy Marc Buckner’s heart. But last night, in a surprise exit, 34-year-old raved-haired beauty – Rikki Brest – didn’t receive a rose and was sent home at the shows tenth Rose Ceremony.
Rikki’s piercing blue eyes, long raven-black hair and enchanting smile has one instantly mesmerised. Equally head-spinning is her list of accomplishments and impressive CV. She has co-presented a show with the legendary Top Gear team; played many prestigious DJ gigs; drummed up a storm in popular South African bands; created her own band chix with stix; had her own radio show; and crafted a successful career as a marketing expert and lecturer! Rikki has also appeared in numerous music videos and commercials; she was picked as one of the three lead cast members in an international TV series; played the lead role in the SA-made movie Eternity, and has appeared in several South African soaps, including Isidingo, 7de Laan and Generations. To top it off, this driven busy-bee is an enthusiastic petrolhead; she knows her cars – the faster the better – and shone in several television shows like Petrolheads.
* Rikki completed a bachelor’s degree in marketing at UJ and has developed a marketing syllabus geared towards the entertainment industry.
* She opened the Beat that Drum School, to teach the drum syllabus she created, and lectures her marketing syllabus to third-year students at the Academy of Sound Engineering.
* She is no typical girly girl, who takes hours to do her make-up or nails. She would rather be on the racetrack or go drifting or drag racing.
Here's what Rikki had to say about her The Bachelor SA experience, as well as her exit.
The journey continues
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