Meet The Model: Tara Edward


By Kudi Maradzika.

Being a blogger allows me to meet some very cool people from all over the world. Tara Edward, gorgeous model and former Miss St Lucia 2012 is certainly no exception. She's represented her country in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant and is currently a fashion model.

  Image by @Apetownshenanigans for Hey Kudisco! Blog.

Image by @Apetownshenanigans for Hey Kudisco! Blog.

If you recognize Tara its because she's in a lot of pictures on Hey Kudisco!, mostly this one, and we're lucky to have her! Tara was recently in Cape Town and we caught up with her to find out just how she stays looking natural, fearless and gorgeous inside and out!

Q: What do you have on right now?

A: Cheetah print joggers and black tank top.

Q: Your favorite beauty product?

A: Vitamin C Skin Boost Instant Smoother from The Body Shop

Q: Your favourite quick-fix in the kitchen?

A: Couscous salad with pan fried chicken breast or smoked salmon with plenty garlic!

Q: I think you have a great sense of style. What are your wardrobe Staples?

A: Thank you! First it must be black, Strappy black heels, jeans, play-suits pencil skirts and crop tops and black and white T’s.

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Q: Where were you born and raised and where do you live now?

A On a beautiful island in the Caribbean called Saint Lucia! The Helen of the West. I spent half a year here in Capetown but when I am out of Capetown I live back home in Saint Lucia

Q: How do you like living here in Cape Town?

A: I have been really happy since I’ve been here in Capetown I feel at home and settled. This feels like a fresh new start for me. And I am extremely in love with this city!

Q: I love your Instagram name, how did you come up with it?

A:It really just came to mind but as time passed by, I realized that it’s perfect because I truly appreciate the colour of my skin and all things black.


"Being teased at school for the colour of my skin had me hating it but now at this point in life I am proud and unapologetically obsessed."


Q: What inspires you?

A: Anything that is real and honest and humble, anything that makes me think of fixing or focusing on any aspect of my life that I have not given a thought too. Anything that makes me want to live.  

Q: Describe who you are when you are your boldest and fearless?


When I am at my boldest I feel safe, I feel free, I feel like I can take on anything and my faith in life is way stronger

A: When I am at my boldest I feel safe, I feel free, I feel like I can take on anything and my faith in life is way stronger. Being these things have made my life happier because I am able to see what is very important to me and have the drive to achieve it.

  Image by @Apetownshenanigans for Hey Kudisco! Blog.

Image by @Apetownshenanigans for Hey Kudisco! Blog.

OK let’s switch things, up! We are going to play a word association game. I’m going to say a word or phrase and you are going say the first thing that comes to your mind. Are you ready?


Best year of my life! The most fearless I’ve ever been.

Solange's Album?

Real and proud!

If you could have dinner with two people alive or dead who would they be?

I would like to have dinner with Gabrielle Union there’s something effortless about her confidence and elegance. Kevin Hart he’s too funny I want to be around him I love a great laugh.

What's the first thing you do when you wake up?

Ask myself if it’s worth it getting out of bed haha! Then I check the time.

  Image by @Apetownshenanigans

Image by @Apetownshenanigans

Q: If you could speak to one type of animal, what would it be?

A: Dogs because I have a dog who stays with me and I would actually love if we could talk to each other and not me doing all the talking.  She makes those sounds and I have to ask her what are you saying? Just say it Allegra! Ha ha.