Cape Town – M-Net has announced the third lady who will vie for Marc's affection in the second season of The Bachelor SA.
Rikki Brest, who hails from Johannesburg, has a spectacular red-carpet entrance – a secret at this point – will rev up the romance.
The 34-year-old smile has an impressive list of accomplishments and CV. Who can say they have co-presented a show with the legendary Top Gear team; played many prestigious DJ gigs alongside DJ Zinhle, Euphonik, Gareth Cliff and Ricardo da Costa; drummed up a storm in popular South African bands; had her own radio show, and crafted a successful career as marketing expert and lecturer?
Rikki co-founded Chix with Stix, an all-girl percussion trio that performed in the industry for nine years. And yes, she was that bundle of energy who rocked the drum set in the popular band Evolver and many others.
She is no stranger to being in people's living rooms on TV. You've seen her in numerous music videos and commercials; she was picked as one of the three lead cast members in an international TV series; played the leading role in the SA-made movie Eternity, and has appeared in several South African soaps, including Isidingo, 7de Laan and Generations.
(MISS INDEPENDENT: Rikki fits the bill. Photo supplied: M-Net)
To top it off, this driven busy-bee is an enthusiastic petrolhead; she knows her cars – the faster, the better – and she shone in seven seasons of the motoring show Petrolheads (Ignition TV on DStv), several programmes on SuperSport, a radio slot, and the most enviable of them all, pit lane reporter and track presenter of the Top Gear Festival in Durban.
When she's back home, she enjoys spending time with her cat, Djembe, named after an African Drum. Beyond her self-reliant exterior is an empath whose dream is to do anything to make her parents' lives better. And when there's any free time in her packed schedule, she fosters rescue kittens and leads the volunteers at a weekly soup kitchen.
When adventurous, thrill-seeking Marc became The Bachelor SA, he stipulated that his dream partner would be an independent woman. Rikki clearly fits the bill. The question is, will he be able to keep up with this fast-moving gal? And will their hearts beat to the same drum?
The Bachelor SA Season 2 airs on M-Net (DStv 101) from Thursday, 13 February at 19:00.