She’s known to some of us as the former miss Face Of Africa 2005…while to some of us she’s that face we see everywhere we go; from the moment we step into our favorite clothing stores, billboards, magazine and TV ads. Guys and girls…meet one of the few, natural models, Kaone Kario.
So you did some modeling in New York in February. How was the experience?
It was like starting from scratch,one has to introduce themselves to completely new market. Intimidating some days,lovely on some.It was a good experience all around. Nothing to be afraid of.Its one of those markets thats worth the “pain”.So I am on my way back
How was it like being on the other side of the Face of Africa judge’s table?
Hard sometimes,one cant help but get emotional.I have been that girl so its hard to sit there and be the bearer of bad news.It was fun . Africa is beautiful. Made some lovely memories. Met and worked with amazing people.
And your Top Billing experience. How was that like?
I learnt a lot .I am not a big fan of reality Tv ,especially if I am in it.lol. So it was interesting.
You seemed like a cool person to hang around with during the Top Billing auditions. Are you?
Absolutely. I think soo.
What are your best Bots memories?
The simplicity of my world then, home still has that.
Do you still enjoy modelling as you did when all this started?
I still enjoy it, in a different way. I am not soo naive, so its different.I enjoy watching it all come together. Thats my pleasure.
Have your folks gotten over seeing your face almost everywhere they go when they go here in SA?
Yeah.It was never a big deal ,I am family. These people know you past the gloss and ish .So its not a big deal.
Are you busy with any projects back in Bots?
No. My country is whole other ball game.
Now your hair, you rock it so effortlessly and yet pull off that glamorous look. Is this the look you’re intending to keep for a while?
Yes.I think I am on a young mission to make natural hair attractive.Sexy.Cool.
Your chiskop/bald head was like your signature look for a while. Why did you decide to grow it into a twa(teeny weeny afro)?
It was time for a change.
How do you deal with the pressure in your industry to look a certain way where hair is concerned?
Its there. I deal. Thank Gawd for wigs.
What hair products work for you?
Well,I am trying to figure that out. For now coconut oil and castor seem to be doing the trick.I haven’t always been good to my hair.I wasn’t kind to it,so now I dedicate as much love and devotion to it as I give my skin.
What is your hair regimen?
I don’t really have one .I getting better and taking care of my hair. For now no hot water.I make little maphondo so I can oil the scalp,and when they come out the hair looks a bit more brrr;You feel?
U planning on growing/locking it later?
You can also check out Kaone’s blog, Jucy.