Teurai Chanakira – An Inspiring African Stunner

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Birth Name: Teurai Chanakira

Date of Birth: 1981

Place of Birth: Gweru, Zimbabwe

Nationality: Zimbabwean, Australian

Occupation:  Model, Fitness instructor

Height: 5 ft 5in; 1. 65m

Chanakira  in one sentence: Teurai is a beautiful woman, a well-rounded lady, and a great role model for future generations.


Camera knows what I am feeling before anyone else, it peers deep into my soul and allows me to express myself without uttering a word.

All I care about is leaving this life knowing I lived it to its fullest.

I've always loved modeling and fitness.

I've truly gone through a journey of dreaming, pursuing then starting to build my passions, regardless of how scary it might be at times - through modeling & also fitness.

Don't ever let anyone limit your goals. Follow your heart!

You cannot know what makes others happy but you know what makes YOU happy. Choose - it's ok to put yourself first when your heart yearns for something.

Feel free to dream, to create what your heart desires in your mind then take planned action. Any small step is a step closer..& you will very likely find yourself exactly where you imagined!

My father always taught me to appreciate and learn about different people and cultures, whilst enunciating the importance of knowing my own culture and language.

I find inspiration in anyone who is willing to rise up and make a difference because I believe that’s how societies evolve.

The world is full of talented people who are unsuccessful and need the persistence that is the real key of success.

My travel and residence abroad have shaped who I am today.

Despite going through many challenges in my personal life, I always remain strong and willing to battle the adversities I face.

I feel proud for never giving up in all the things that I set out to do, I have emerged as a strong and silently confident African woman.

Interesting facts:

  • Her first photo shoot was for Julie Vold Photography.
  • She worked with famous photographers such as Timecapture Photography and Bechtel Photography
  • Teurai was the finalist of Miss Fashion Australia competition in 2011; she is the first black/African contestant since the competition began.
  • She is the owner of Fitness to a Tee, a fitness business one on one and group personal training; Teurai is qualified and registered as an exercise professional with Fitness Australia. Her clients are many Australian celebrities.
  • This black beauty travels a lot and loves the diversity of different cultures and traditions.
  • This extraordinary model has a Bachelors Degree from Low at University of Birmingham, and subsequently, a Master of Law from the University of Wolverhampton .
  • In order for her to practice law in Australia, Teurai completed 12 subjects for a Graduate Bachelor of Laws (with Honours).  She received a Letter of Commendation from the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Law for her academic excellence.
  • After her mother’s death, she founded the Elizabeth Chanakira Cancer Trust (ECCT), named after her mother.
  •  She was included in the Top 100 of Naomi Campbell’s Global Model Search.
  • This beautiful woman won the title as the female finalist in an international modeling competition held by Beautiful People Magazine.

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.