Nina Milner

Model/actress

It's not hard to see why Nina Milner was chosen to represent the quintessential Appletiser woman � strong, accomplished and independent. At 22, this humble Capetonian has achieved more than most established international models. In 2008 she landed lead roles in the M-Net mini-series Ella Blue and Innocent Times and starred in the television series Silent Witness. A skilled ballet and modern dancer, Milner puts her heart into everything she does, which is why she is currently taking art and storytelling classes at the Esalen Institute in California. And though she has posed for many top photographers and been the face of international brands, Milner remains resolutely grounded, choosing to reduce her carbon footprint and educate herself in permaculture rather than be part of the glamorous jet set. It's all part of her long-term goal � to help people think differently about the environment and how they can work together as a community. � Cat Pritchard

Lunch spot: New York Bagels, Cape Town