Chante van der Walt

Vital Stats

First Name: Chante

Surname: van der Walt

Age: 25

Where you live: Pretoria

Occupation: Musical Theatre performer, Dancer, Dance fitness instructor and Model.


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Facebook: Chante van der Walt

Twitter: chante_vdw

Voting is now closed. Final 12 to be announced 4 October 13:00

Tell us more about yourself

What are your personal fitness goals?

My personal fitness goals have most certainly changed over the past few years. My main focus used to be my dancing, however, after being injured for months on end,I started to realize how important it is to focus on not only stretching but also strengthening your muscles. This was when I started to incorporate going to the gym into my fitness lifestyle. Every day my goal is to continue working on my strength and flexibility while also ensuring that I nourish my body correctly. After having struggled to gain weight pretty much my whole life, I have also made it a goal of mine to gain weight and build more muscle. I have most certainly come a long way and I will not stop here. Most importantly, I have learnt how fitness can not only improve your physical well-being but also your mental well-being, and therefore fitness has become so much more to me than just training to improve the way that I look.

How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?

It would be an absolute honor to become the next #BiogenFaceofFitness for 2020. If I were to win Biogen Face of Fitness, my main focus would be to inspire women to become the best version of themselves by learning to love themselves for who they are, instead of trying to live up to the “standards” that have been set by society. I will use my own personal journey and what I have learnt with regards to living a healthy and fit lifestyle but focusing on your mental well-being at the same time. I have learnt how important it is to work towards your goals without always comparing yourself to those around you and I would like to inspire others to do the same. I am certain that if  given the opportunity to represent and work with such incredible brands, together we will be able to uplift and inspire all the beautiful women around us and encourage them to believe in themselves and help them realize that they are capable of achieving anything that they set their minds to.

What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?

“You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done” – Rocky Balboa.

Tell us about your fitness lifestyle

Prior to lock down, I was training at the gym about 3-4 times a week. I focused on weight training while I was at the gym and did very little cardio due to the fact that I was dancing often. At the moment with no gyms being open, I have been a lot more committed to my at-home training. I aim to train about 4-5 days a week and ensure that stretching is included into my training. Although I only have a few weights and not much equipment, I have been focusing a lot on body weight training and then using the weights that I have for various exercises. Due to me not dancing for work anymore, I try to have at least 1 dance session at home just to add something different into my workout routine. I do have rest days when necessary, as I believe that pushing your body to a breaking point is not beneficial. It is of course important to push yourself and always remain consistent, but at the same time you need to acknowledge when it is time to give your body a break. Overall, I follow a healthy diet, making sure that I have my main healthy meals daily. I have also learnt that depriving yourself of anything and everything that may not be included in your healthy eating plan is not the way to go. I believe that everything should be done in moderation and therefore if I feel like a treat, then I will usually have it.

Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?

I am certain that many incredible women will be entering this competition, but I do believe that I have what it takes to become your 2020 Face of Fitness and know that I can represent what the Biogen and Fitness Mag brands stand for. I have a passion for promoting brands that I believe in, and both Biogen and Fitness Mag are top of my list. I strive daily to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle, be the best version of myself and inspire others to do the same. Winning this prestigious title will open up so many more platforms for me to do so much more to help all women realize that they are worthy, regardless of what their body type may be or how old they are. I love the way Face of Fitness as a whole is continuously uplifting all women and it would mean the world to me to be able to work with them to carry on doing so!


  • Tamlyn on August 28, 2020

    YES girl! You are absolutely going to rock this ? So damn proud of you for taking this step!?? YOU ARE GOING TO OWN THIS BESTIE ?

    • Chanté on August 29, 2020

      This means so so much to me! Thank you so much Tam for your constant love and support ??

  • Debbie on August 28, 2020

    Beautiful inside and out?. So very proud of you for finally taking the leap. You’ll be a phenomenal ambassador with your passion and determination. YOU GOT THIS?

    • Hayley on August 28, 2020

      Wishing you the very best of luck. I know that you will make the best Face of Fitness ambassador ever!!

      • Anastasia Vorisek on August 30, 2020

        What an inspiration you are! Loved this read and everything you stand for, Chanté.

        • Vanessa on September 16, 2020

          Well done for getting this far. I know you are going to be in the top 12 and claim that title. Good Luck Chante.

    • Chanté on August 29, 2020

      Thank you so much for this special message ??

  • Suzani on August 28, 2020

    My Tayy ??? I can’t even begin to describe how proud I am of you! Reading this inspired me so much. You are a force to be reckoned with, and I cannot wait to see where this journey takes you ❤️

    • Chanté on August 29, 2020

      This means the absolute world to me Suz! Thank you so much special girl ❤️?

  • Sacha-Leigh on August 28, 2020

    Yes Tay ! So proud of you! You’ve grown so much and I know you’ll do great and grow even more?

    • Chanté on August 29, 2020

      Thank you so much Sach! Really appreciate it xxx

  • Amy on August 29, 2020

    This is so incredible Tayy, I am so glad and proud that you are doing this. You are so inspiring and motivating, I think this will be a great match xxx

    • Chanté on August 30, 2020

      Thank you so much special girl! Xxx

  • Takita on August 29, 2020

    So proud of you My Tay ! ❤️❤️ This is amazing and you will be perfect for this ❤️

    • Chanté on August 29, 2020

      Thank you so much my girl ❤️❤️

      • Peter Clarkson on August 31, 2020

        Fantastic and inspirational Chante. You will make an incredible ambassador. We are both so pleased to see and hear of all your incredible achievements so far…. Watch this space… Keep up the amazing work. P+C.

        • Chanté on September 1, 2020

          That you so so much! This means a lot to me ?? Lots of love

  • Lesley Cooper on August 29, 2020

    It takes incredible focus and discipline to stick to any kind of fitness regime and I know you will be a great role model and inspire other young ladies to be their best ‘selves’. So proud of all you have achieved ????

    • Chanté on September 11, 2020

      Thank you so much for all the love ??

  • Dylan on August 30, 2020

    Well done Tay! You’ve overcome so many challenges to get where you are today. It has taken mental and physical strength, dedication and perseverance. When most would throw in the towel, you amaze us and always seem step it up to the next level, every single time. I know that with or without this title, that you will continue to work hard every day to lead by example. To inspire other women to be strong in the face of diversity, and to keep fighting daily so that they will also live life as the best versions that they can be. Keep it up! We’re super proud of you!

    • Chanté on September 11, 2020

      This message means the absolute world to me!! Thank you so much for your constant love and support Dyl! And for always believing in me!

  • Debbie van der Walt on August 30, 2020

    My dear Tay. I am so proud of the beautiful woman you have become. Life has dealt you some really tough blows, but you’ve always fought hard to overcome them and come out on the other side stronger, more dedicated and more determined to achieve your goals and follow your dreams. Your love, compassion and genuineness are a true inspiration to all who know you. Your message to all women is so incredibly powerful and I know it comes from the heart. I’m so proud of you for following another dream and no matter the outcome you are a star and a perfect role model?

    • Jylia on September 20, 2020


  • Keryn on August 30, 2020

    What an inspiration!!
    You have overcome so many obstacles and challenges – this, along with your natural talent, hardwork, dedication and lovely personality would make you an incredible ambassador!!
    Chante, you definitely have my vote!!!

    • Quintus van der Walt on August 31, 2020

      Go Chante! So proud of you, you got this!

    • Chanté on September 14, 2020

      Thank you so much for this! Really appreciate it ??

  • Jason Cooper on August 31, 2020

    Go Tay, you have my backing for this! Champion mentality with a heart of gold x

    • Chanté on September 1, 2020

      Thank you so much Jay! Xx

  • Lene on August 31, 2020

    Stunning human inside and out?

    • Chanté on September 1, 2020

      Thank you! ?

  • Jessica-Lee on August 31, 2020

    This is absolutely amazing ? you are incredible

    • Chanté on September 1, 2020

      Thank you so much ?

  • Chelsi on September 1, 2020

    Super duper proud of you! ❤️ You are 100% the next Face of Fitness!

    • Chanté on September 11, 2020

      Thank you Chels ❤️

  • Daniel Smal on September 1, 2020

    Go Chanti!

  • Gavin on September 1, 2020

    Hi Chante, well what can an Uncle say, other than that he is massively proud of you. If anybody deserves this it is most definitely you. The dedication and commitment to your goals, regardless of any adversity, has proved what an amazing young woman you are. Stay strong, stay fit and healthy and bring the title home.

    • Chanté on September 14, 2020

      Thank you so much for the support uncle Gav!!

  • Mic on September 4, 2020

    Good luck ????

  • Vanessa on September 5, 2020

    Good Luck Chante, I know you will do well and I hope you win the Face of Fitness girl as you are looking absolutely healthy and beautiful. A HUGE thumbs up for you.

    • Chanté on September 14, 2020

      This means so much to me! Thank you very much xx

  • Adam on September 5, 2020

    Good luck, Chante, from your New Jersey Host Dad. Glad to see you pursuing your profession!

    • Chanté on September 14, 2020

      Thank you so much Adam! Really appreciate it!

  • bERNARD cLOETE on September 5, 2020

    Good luck and well done

  • Alison on September 6, 2020

    Good Luck Chante. I haven’t seen you since you were a little tweenie! Go girl!

  • Amy on September 6, 2020

    I’m rooting for you babe, take this.

    • Chanté on September 14, 2020

      Thank you so much x

  • Lilanie Kluyts on September 8, 2020

    Yes my Tay! You go girl! Backing you all the way!

    • Chanté on September 14, 2020

      Thank you Lil! ❤️

  • Kim Caalsen Read on September 13, 2020

    Holding thumbs ! Good luck…big hug x

    • Chanté on September 14, 2020

      Thank you so much! Xx

  • Nades on September 18, 2020

    Beautiful soul beautiful face !!!! You’ve got this

  • Pearl Munro on September 20, 2020

    Congratulations Change you are lo Ely. Keep on keeping on letting the beauty within shine out

  • Brian L. Dreyer on September 21, 2020

    Good luck Chante!!! You got this

    • Chanté on September 22, 2020

      Thank you soo much!!

  • Jason on September 22, 2020

    All the best. I’m rooting for you!!

    • Chanté on September 22, 2020

      Thank you very much! ☺️

  • Maryna on September 22, 2020

    Good luck…very pretty

    • Chanté on September 22, 2020

      Thank you xx

  • Ashley-Rose Viljoen on September 25, 2020

    Best of luck!!* ♡♡

    • Chanté on September 28, 2020

      Thanks beautiful xx

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