Lovers of The Bachelor series first met Qiniso Van Damme in the previous season of The Bachelor SA. Back then, Qiniso was stirring things up in the house and posing a serious threat to the girls. Particularly when she kissed Marc Buckner first, a stolen kiss. Now we get to see Qiniso Van Damme as The Bachelorette as she has her turn with her bachelors. Here are some interesting real life facts about Qiniso.
Qiniso is a model, actress and Masters student at the University of Cape Town. Beauty and brains indeed! Qiniso is a dream in front of the camera and that has led her to working with some of Mzansi’s biggest brands such as Elle South Africa.
The 27 year old is full of lifeand is ready to conquer the world. She is quite the bubbly and energetic character but yet soulful and emotional as revealed on screen. M-Net’s head of publicity, Lani Lombard best described her when they announced her as the first Bachelorette. “Our Queen Qiniso is quirky, sassy, sexy, smart, bold, bubbly, kind, confident, dynamic, in touch with her emotions and true to herself — the type of woman a diverse range of successful men would find irresistible”.
Qiniso Van Damme: Get to know Mzansi’s Bachelorette
Qiniso is not the only household name from her family. She is sister to DA MP, Phumzile Van Damme. When asked about her sister, she says, “She’s very protective of me. It [her attitude] wards off the flies!” About their relationship, “We live our own lives and have followed our own career paths. We are individuals. Being sisters with Phumzile does come with pressure, the same pressure that being my mother’s daughter comes with—to be nothing but great, to never stop working towards my goals and to always be a force in my own right .”
About what she wants in a man? “I want someone who isn’t afraid to be themselves, is a citizen of the world, proud to be South African, and willing to grow with me. If he can make me laugh, he will definitely score extra points. Being tall would be a bonus. But c’mon guys, surprise me. Don’t be afraid, as long as you’re caring, kind and honest and think we’re a potential match, I want to meet you and get to know you ,”
We certainly hope she finds what shes looking for on The Bachelorette .