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Nic Manshon

Hi, I’m Nic Manshon.
Creativity, for me, started back when I was drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and entering Mother’s Day competitions for KTV. I always loved art as a kid and did it as a subject throughout my schooling career. 
If I were to be totally honest, I never saw a career in creativity in high school, even though art was my highest marked subject. 
Hence, I went to study personal training straight after high school and thereafter worked for Virgin Active for a while. Soon enough I realized that it wasn’t for me. Nonetheless, I believe nothing is lost with learning.
After having these feelings to change my career, I started exploring creativity again. That was a good choice!
The journey started out at CPUT, studying industrial design and serving at a local church, heading up the media department. After that, I got a scholarship for digital filmmaking at SAE. I never received a scholarship before so I was super stoked to do the course, not realizing what the future may hold.
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Cindy Okkers



Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am the baby in my family. The dance gene is in my blood, as I am a third generation classically trained ballet dancer and have been perfecting my craft for the past eighteen years. I have been part of three different dance companies ranging in genres, from ballet, neo-classical and African contemporary. With these companies, I have traveled Europe extensively. Currently I am freelancing which gives me the time and freedom to dance, model and act.

I started modeling after school. Booking a range of jobs, locally and internationally exposed me to the world of fashion that I was always so intrigued by. Although I love being infront of the camera I also enjoy everything behind the scenes, there is a real adrenaline rush that you get on set. I was drawn to the artistry around makeup and did a course in Cape Town. I believe that adding to my list of talents, could only be beneficial.

My business: COCO (Creative Obsessions by Cindy Okkers) combines all aspects of my life. My love for dance, modeling and makeup, a creative outlet for my artistic side, photography and even food! It's about remaining true to myself and my lifestyle, without being pushy or over edited, or even over exposed. With all things, I want COCO to be an organic outlet for me and things I love.

I try to remain humble, and grounded, in a very ego driven world. I have a passionate flare to my approach on life, with a sharp wit, and an opinionated view on the world. My love for nature, and all places exotic keeps my adventure for travel alive. I love to visit new places and experience new things, travel is something I grew up with and I'm still blessed to be able to do it regularly.

With my obsession for chocolate and good food, I believe that time spent eating with those you love, can be good therapy after a long day!

Instagram: @creativeobsessionsbyco


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