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Tony: Model, fitness junkie

SHARE   |   Monday, 24 July 2017   |   By Othusitse Tlhobogang
Tony: Model, fitness junkie

Tony Sebolai is a young man who stands out at the Virgin Active Health Club in Airport Junction in Gaborone where he works. He is well built and hasa toned physique toppled with great skin. Sebolai says even though genes might play a role, it is his lifestyle that contributes mostly to him looking the way he does. He works at Virgin Active as Front of House Staff.He just completed his studies in Real Estate at the University of Botswana. He is also a model.  He broke into modelling in 2012 after auditioning for the Gaborone Fashion Week. Since then he has paraded on many fashion ramps, featuring even in the President competitions. Sebolai has not signed with any modelling agency though that can change soon as he is currently in talks with a reputable modelling agency. “I have always felt it makes more sense to take your time and explore your options, try to understand the industry before you commit yourself to a long term contract when you are not even guaranteed gigs,” he says. He refers to himself as a very dedicated fitness fanatic, and lately he has been shooting videos that are quite motivational yet fun for fitness fanatics. He saysit takes eating the right stuff, staying very active, taking less saturated fats, salts and sugars to stay fit. 

He warns that processed foods and carbonated drinks are bad no matter how incredible they taste because they harm the body. “It is a long term lifestyle therefore you can’t afford to only do it when you feel like it but because it is necessary. It is not about feelings, you have to do those push ups even when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed,” he says. His secret has always been to do the little things consistently and that always pays off. “Feel free to spoil yourself and eat that junk every now and then but only as a reward for your consistency,” he declares. His dream is to be signed to an international agency at one point because he wants to not only make it in Botswana market but internationally as well. He wants to be a role model and is a firm believer that it should never be about only you as a person but about the contributions that someone makes in the society. Sebolai says over the last five years the industry has grown with the modelling agencies now doing a lot to take the industry to new heights. He hails the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development for doing incredibly well in making sure that models are exposed. He says they continue to learn a lot from the many programmes that the ministry engages them on. Sebolai loves reading and enjoys veryquiet spaces especially those that involve the greenery of nature and water. He hopes to launch a Foundation that grooms young talent because he grew up in an area where people were not taught to dream big.

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