Coming from a highly academic family, Simone spent most of her childhood focusing on her schoolwork while still balancing her free-spirited and adventure loving personality. Growing up in a time of political strife in apartheid South Africa, Simone’s mother encouraged her to channel her energy into school; and she received academic scholarships for high school and college. After graduating with a degree in mathematics, she entered the job force and modeled on the side. Simone grew tired of the mundane office life, and with the influence of a friend in yachting, she left South Africa for the first time to make her travelling dream a reality. She has since worked as a stewardess and sous chef in some of the most illustrious locations in the French Riviera, with clients ranging from fashion designers to football players. When she’s not on charter, you can find this fun-loving stew on the dance floor and incorporating her motto, “I am the master of my destiny, I am the captain of my soul,” into every aspect of her life.