New Loslyf editor bares all

2005-07-03 20:47

Johannesburg - Loslyf magazine's new and first female editor, Karen Eloff, is not ashamed to bare it all.

A naked Eloff will appear on the cover of the local sex magazine's August issue - her first as editor.

It's not the first time Eloff will be parading in her birthday suit. In 2003 she was crowned as Miss Hustler and before that, she had visitors to the adult club Teazers in Bellville, Cape Town, drooling as she danced seductively dressed only in a skimpy G-string.

Eloff, 31, is the first female editor of the country's only Afrikaans sex magazine. Her appointment follows the resignation of Eugene Goddard.

Not shy at all

Eloff, who grew up in Johannesburg's northern suburbs and matriculated at Linden High School, says: "I'm proud of my body and not shy at all. I'm going to go on stripping until I can't anymore," she joked.

Goddard resigned following the publishing of so-called nude pictures of vocalists Amor Vittone and Juanita du Plessis.

The publication of these pictures, of which the authenticity is disputed, led to legal action against Loslyf.

Eloff says her experience of journalism is limited to "a little writing as a hobby", but she has a body second to none and, hopefully, this will help a little with the magazine's circulation, too.

"I'm excited about my appointment," she said. "I'm not going to change anything, perhaps just add a little more humour to the approach.

"I also want more of our local girls. There are so many more beautiful models in South Africa than there are overseas."

Honours degree

Eloff said she had worked as a nanny in the Netherlands after school. She then studied at the University of Johannesburg (previously RAU) where she obtained an honours degree in psychology.

Following her studies, she gave classes in belly dancing in Stellenbosch. It is here where one of her students introduced her to the world of stripping.

"I earned up to R1 000 per day," she says.

Eloff, who still works as a stripper, has a baby girl and is unmarried.