Catching up with Miss Namibia 2010
There is so much we know about former Miss Namibia, Odile Gertze. Now happily married and going under the name Odile Muller, the 2010 Miss Namibia has moved from being the lovely face of the nation to doing what she loves and has passion for, – acting and dancing.
Even in her busy schedule as she prepares to act in her most recent project, Anima, she still finds the time to answer a few questions and tell her many followers how the beauty queen experience has given her the opportunity to change her life by pursuing her passions.
The former student of Elizabeth Galloway Fashion Academy said since winning the crown the experience for her has been amazing. “It’s almost five years now and my life has changed drastically” noting how busy she has become but adding that she enjoys it all so much. She claims that there are no specifics to the challenges she has faced so far. “Everyone faces challenges every day, and that is part of growing” she stated explaining that the biggest challenge she has faced is to remain humble and to stay grounded.
“Beauty is not an outer appearance goal, instead beauty is all about the condition of one s’ heart and how you touch lives with it everyday. It is no longer my goal to be the most beautiful woman, instead it has become more important to be a better person I was than yesterday” she answered when asked what is the most important lesson she has learnt so far in her journey. She is currently part of the cast of ‘Anima’ an Afican ballet by the First Rain Dance Theatre is performed this week from Thursday to Saturday. After that she will play in Namibia’s first full-length feature film, ‘Katutura’ directed by Florian Schott. She has many other projects but can not disclose any further detail due to contractual obligations. With her acting career looking so promising, she is of the opinion that her main goal is to ensure that she is happy, healthy and still married in years to come, with her career still growing and broadening. “I am fortunate to do what I love and that in itself is something to celebrate and be grateful for” she said about working on these projects. “I would not say that I have some secret recipe for success. If you want something in life, go and get it. And if you do not succeed, trust that there is something better in store for you. I believe in taking risks and if I should fail, I ask myself what lessons I learnt from it.” she concluded.