Fame for ex-Bok's girl

2005-04-20 09:32

Carryn-Ann Nel

Johannesburg - A South African high school pupil will soon be an international star as the new face of the Oakley clothing range.

Roxy Louw, 17, a pupil at Stellenberg High School in Durbanville, has no modelling experience, but is a brilliant surfer. She has provincial colours in the sport.

Roxy, daughter of former Springbok rugby player Rob Louw, recently returned from Brazil after a ten-day photo shoot for the clothing range.

Her father made his name as a loose forward for Western Province and the Springbok rugby team in the eighties.

Commenting on his daughter's success, dad Rob joked: "As long as she doesn't become more famous than me!"

An American agent for the Oakley group approached Roxy and things quickly started happening for the matriculant.

Roxy is very excited. "I can hardly sleep at night.

"It hasn't quite hit me that I will be on posters all across the world, but I have to admit, it is wonderful feeling," she said.

South Africans will be able to see the posters in about two weeks' time.

Rob is particularly excited about the prospect that he no longer has to buy his daughter's clothes. Roxy is back at school after returning from South America.