Who is Natasha Barnard?
Natasha Barnard is a famous South African model and wildlife photographer.
Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Her early life and career beginnings
Natasha grew up in a small town called Witbank, South Africa, a mining community with the largest dam in SA. Her parents raised her in a close-knit family filled with love and laughter. In primary school, Natasha’s goal was to become a Game Ranger because she loved animals and often saw them in her country, but life had other plans for her.
Natasha was a quiet and reserved young girl who enrolled in a modeling school at fifteen to boost her confidence. In the process, she fell in love with modeling and decided to pursue it.
After she finished high school at eighteen, model scouts discovered her at a modeling academy in cape town. With a determination to achieve her big dreams, Natasha moved out of her town to pursue full-time modeling. It wasn’t easy to make the big move, but it was a necessary step in the right direction to actualize her dreams.
Natasha’s professional career life
Natasha modeled in cape town for more than four years, where she bagged a one-year modeling contract with Wonderbra. She was chosen to represent the lingerie brand at Johannesburg Fashion TV Lounge. The contest searched for a unique model that exudes beauty, confidence, power, and freedom. Fortunately, Natasha won, siting that she worked very hard to attain that career milestone, and winning was rewarding.
Natasha shot the 2012 South African Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, featured in Armani Exchange Fall 2012 ads campaign with Cesar Casier, starred in ads campaign for Guess Accessories Spring/Summer 2013 and Guess Guess Dare Fragrance Fall 2014, amongst others.
Having joined IMG New York, Natasha began appearing in magazines and starring in various campaigns. She was the spokeswoman for Jacob & Co.’s high-end jewelry, starring in the company’s debut International ad campaign alongside fellow brand ambassador Christiano Ronaldo. The company was thrilled to have the beautiful model represent their brand, adding that her alluring elegance conveyed the essence of their brand.
Her other campaigns were for Armani Exchange, modeled for Guess and Queenspark, and was on several covers, including FHM and other modeling jobs. The successful model also featured on the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookies alongside Emily Didonato, Hannah Davis, and Kate Bock.
Being someone who loves nature, the gorgeous model studies nature photography and photographs wildlife any chance she gets. She spends time in nature, capturing every special moment and helping conserve the South African environment.
She had appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine.
Her personal life
Natasha and her close-knit family had countless road trips and many holidays in the bush in South Africa. She loves nature, sitting around a fire, listening to animal sounds, and spending quality time with her loved ones.
She has 40.3k Instagram followers.
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