Qaanita Isaacs, Girl On Top

Qaanita Isaacs, Girl On Top

Part-time social media influencer and full-time overachiever Qaanita Isaacs is proving that she is a star in every sense of the word

Just scrolling through her Insta feed, you can already pick up that this local It girl is a queen of hustling. As you scroll further, your brain goes into overdrive with questions such as ‘how does she do it?’ and ‘how can someone be so perfect?’, which makes it easy to assume Qaanita Isaacs is all show and nothing more. However, once you peel back the layer of Insta filters, a strong woman with a massive heart and a head full of ambitious dreams is modestly conquering the world! 

You might think that Qaanita’s schedule would be jam-packed with spontaneous vacays, big-time brand deals, stunning photo shoots and an intense workout regime, and rightly so. However, you would probably be surprised to find out that while this all-rounder is managing a high-profile social media account, she is also pursuing a full-time career in radiography that includes the normal 8–5 days most of us are probably familiar with. In fact, her whole beauty-guru career path began in the early hours of the morning, while performing her community service hours at Tygerberg Hospital. 

‘Sometimes there’d be quiet moments, so instead of napping at three in the morning, I’d take out my laptop and try stay awake by writing articles about health and beauty,’ she shared. It was from here that she decided to jump on the social media bandwagon and film videos to share her tips with her rapidly growing audience. 

I received loads of interest from ladies keen to see more of what I wore, how I did my make-up and what my opinion was on certain make-up products,’ she recalls. It was her openness as well as her honest opinions, experiences and down-to-earth nature that ultimately propelled Qaanita’s career to where it is today. ‘What inspired me to keep going was the relationships I built with my readers. It was incredibly exciting to create content that made my readers happy,’ she continues. 

Although Qaanita has created a life where style, beauty and elegance are securely at the forefront, she was the complete opposite growing up, as she describes herself as quite the tomboy back then. Her dad would make her and her siblings swim every morning as well as take a minimum of two sports each. Plus, roughing it was a regular occurrence in her family, as they would go camping at least five times a year. 

When asked about a regular day in her life, it was evident that her upbringing instilled the dedication and self-discipline that she needed in order to do what she does. She shared with us that her day consisted of waking up early for her 8 am shifts, attending to patients and then planning shoots or answering emails during her lunch hour. 

Read the full article on Qaanita Isaacs in the July issue of ClubX.

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