South African TV presenter and model Willemien “Minki” van der Westhuizen was born on 26 February 1984 in Durbanville, Cape Town to an Afrikaner family. Right from her teenage years when she was only 16, she was selected for an international campaign by the fashion label Guess, this occurred when she was in her final year in high school.
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Minki is also a bit of an actress as she has played the role of Mimi in the 2007 South African comedy film Big Fellas. In her career as a model, this ever popular lady has featured in the 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007 Swimwear editions of the South African Sports Illustrated magazine. Van der has worked as a presenter on the SABC 2 Afrikaans magazine programme Pasella in May 2007 and was voted the winner of the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll by South African FHM readers in 2004.