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Congratulations Christo De Ridder on being a key player in MR South Africa 2016
Name: Christo De Ridder
Hometown: Middelburg, Mpumalanga
Language: Afrikaans English
High School: Hoerskool Middelburg
University / College: Wits Business School (EDP); L.I.S
Job Description: Fuel Retailer at Engen Filling Station
Part Time Facilitator at OHS Academy (Safety Training, First Aid)
Part Time Facilitator at Centurion Academy ( Business Studies )
Vice President at BNI Fireworks Chapter
Executive member of Middelburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry
I am also Brand Ambassador for Bondesio Couture and Ambassador for Feed A Child.
Favourite Quote: Never give up; you don’t know how far you are from the finish!
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.
Favourite Food: Beef Curry with coconut rice
Hobbies: Travelling, Extreme Adventure sports, Golfing, Cooking, Modelling
Short description about yourself: I view myself as a passionate, self motivated, driven individual with great leadership ability and a well balanced life. “Always ready for the next adventure “
Life is what you make of it and that is why I strongly believe to take on everything that excites you in life, It has always been a desire to me to touch people’s hearts and lives with tenderness, feeling and motivation. In my local area, province and country I witness suffering, poverty, heartache, pain and people looking for hope on a daily basis. With my spirit that is willing and able. I feel that motivation and gracing your words with salt may just be that push in the right direction. Another Important factor to me is the role of men in our society and with Mr. South Africa title I would like to create awareness that a man can be all the wonderful things God intended him to be. He can reach his full potential whilst maintaining his manliness, sensitized with love, compassion, hope and respect for his Family, friends and country. I want to make a positive difference.
Love fulfills the greatest commandment in life. It means putting others needs above yourself, it means humility,forgiveness, understanding, being reasonable, being charitable, unselfish and loving your fellow man as you love yourself.In love, there is no culture, race or colour. Love is uniting force and conquers every facet of live.I strongly believe with the above mentioned that every person has specific talents and gifts with a specific purpose and if you find that purpose then you find the way you can make a difference in the world.
People and specially the youth are under immense pressure and I believe mostly because of the fact that we let ourselves be dictated by society with regards to who we should be and what we think we want to be. And then experience the next person as a threat because we do not honour each and everyone’s own unique gifts and purpose.
My goal is to make people understand you are gifted for a specific purpose, No gift or talent is without purpose in this life. The one thing you love to do so much that you would even do it without being paid – THAT is what makes you tick. THAT is your purpose.For me, it is to train people, to manage businesses while improving employee’s lives. I love to model and it is a very big dream of mine to be Mr South Africa as it sets an amazing platform to reach people by motivating them to be the best they can be and to make a difference. By living my purpose, I want to encourage other men to do the same.