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Liezel van der WesthuizenLocation: Based in Cape Town
Best known as the blonde-bombshell presenter of SABC 3’s daily breakfast show EXPRESSO, as well as for making waves as the first ever female presenter of MNET Idols, Liezel van der Westhuizen has become one of SA's most in demand celebrity presenters. Having MC’d more than 100 events for top clients, including the Acer Aspire Launch, MTN’s Womens Day, Oakley Summer Launch and Blackberry App launch to name a few, she is also an acclaimed radio presenter, actress and endurance athlete.
This Pretoria-raised girl holds a Masters Degree in Communication Management as well as a Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Pretoria. She has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2000, having received her Advanced Toastmaster Bronze certificate in 2005. “I’ve always loved speaking in public and conveying my point of view to a broad audience,” Liezel says of her Toastmaster experience. “I’m passionate about young South Africans being able to stand up and speak, confidently and with knowledge, about the issues that move them,” Liezel says simply.
Liezel has hosted radio shows at SA’s top stations. She started her radio presenting career at Tuks FM whilst completing her studies, which led to a job offer at EMI Music South Africa, where Liezel held the position of International PR Manager, working with an array of global music stars, including Sarah Brightman, Atomic Kitten and Blue. She has since gone on to host radio shows on KFM and Jacaranda 94.2 (Liezel’s Lounge). The ex- SABC 3 continuity presenter made her acting debut in the movie "The Race-ist" in 2010, which also starred Ian Roberts, Craig Palm and Brendan Auret.
Having completed the ultimate one day endurance event, the Ironman Challenge, in April 2010, Liezel is known for her very healthy lifestyle and intense training schedule. In 2009, Liezel was selected for the NESTLE ELITE TRIATHLON TEAM which saw her competing with some of SA’s top Triathletes. It’s a head-spinning array of physical passions that, when combined with Liezel’s model-looks, make it easy to see why she was a finalist in the Shape magazine’s 2007 Sanex Cover Girl competition. Nominated for both PEOPLE MAGAZINES CRYSTAL AWARDS as well as for YOU MAGAZINES STARS OF THE YEAR, Liezel has also received a series of recognitions in FHM’s Sexiest Women in the World , HEAT magazine’s HOT 100 campaigns and Olay SA Iconic Woman Award for Media Personality.
With her heavyweight media background, keen intelligence, easy manner with audiences and cover-girl looks, Liezel Van Der Westhuizen has become a household name.
Awards & Distinctions
- 2011 – Voted as one of Cosmopolitans Twitter Queens
- 2011 - Nominated for Best Dressed at L'Ormarins Queen's Plate 2011
- 2010 - Voted Number 18 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
- 2010 - Voted Number 62 in HEAT HOT 100
- 2010- Completed THE IRONMAN(3.8km swim;180km cycle and 42.2km run)
- 2009- Voted Number 63 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
- 2009- Voted Number 90 in HEAT HOT 100
- 2009- Nominated for G-SPORT Most Stylish Personality
- 2009- Nominated for Olay SA ICONIC WOMAN for Media Personality
- 2008 - Voted Number 98 in HEAT HOT 100
- 2008 - Voted Number 56 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World
- 2008- Voted Number 4 in SIMON RADEMAN’S best dressed women in SA
- 2008 -Nominated Best New Comer – YOU MAGAZINE Stars of 2008
- 2008 - Nominated for Best New Comer – PEOPLE MAGAZINE Crystal Awards
- 2008 - Nominated for Best Dressed Presenter – PEOPLE MAGAZINE Crystal Awards
- 2008 -Nominated for Best TV Presenter – PEOPLE MAGAZINE Crystal Awards
- 2007 -Top 8 Finalist in Shape Magazine Cover Girl Search -
- 2007 -Voted Best Team Player – Shape Magazine Cover Girl Search
- 12 years School Attendance without Absence (Northridge Primary School & PTA Girls High)
Sunlands Primary School invited Liezel to our annual Grade 7 Celebrations on the 7th of December 2011. As guest speaker she was a tremendous ‘hit’ with young and old. Not only is she beautiful but she has the ability to relate to most people regardless of age, background, colour or creed.
We especially appreciated the fact that she was so ‘down to earth’, relaxed and genuine. Her lovely nature and excellent communication skills led to us all feeling very comfortable in her company after only a few minutes.
Liezel was exactly what we wanted for this event. She added sparkle to the occasion with her ‘celebrity status’ and bubbly nature. Her message of having dreams and working towards them was inspiring. The children were in awe of her beauty, impressed by her achievements and ‘hung on’ her every word as she talked to them. She not only spoke to the children, but was also able to captivate the adults in the audience. We felt that Liezel’s account of her aspirations as a young person and her journey to achieving her goals gave our students hope for the future.
After the 7th of December, Liezel can add 400 more admirers to her list.
Alta van Heerden, Principal, Sunlands Primary School
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Typical Budget for Liezel van der Westhuizen is
R12500 - R28000.
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