How TV personality Melissa de Vries deals with self-doubt

As I grow older I realise most people deal with self-doubt, even Melissa de Vries – top of her game, presenter, actress, dancer – type people. Melissa is currently acting in the acclaimed local drama Arendsvlei on kykNET, she’s a hip hop MC, judge and dancer for local and international competitions and has competed on a global level herself, but even this “boskop beauty” doubts herself from time to time.

I chatted to her about what keeps her going and what has motivated her to go from the streets of Blackheath in Cape Town to the international stage.

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How actress, model and DJ – Kietzn deals with anxiety

I got to chat to internationally-known Capetonian, Kietzn (Jeanné Kietzmann) and found out I had more in common with the Los Angeles-based actress, model, DJ and music producer than I ever would have thought.


Photo credits: Justin Munitz

Obviously we both have amazing lips, awesome wrist tattoos and a flair for the dramatic, but I would have never guessed that someone at the top of their game, someone who has been described as a Hollywood Star in the making, would be grappling with anxiety. I got her to share her “calm the heck down” tactics with us and it’s pretty refreshing.

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