Creative Profile: Toni van der Berg

Her name is Toni van der Berg, but in these parts she is known as Her Royal Highness Princess Toni Leigh van der Berg. Content Team Leader at Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize, who will at the best moments advise you to Live Your Best Life.

Toni van der Berg Saatchi & SaatchiWhat did you study? Where?

English Literature and Drama at Rhodes University.

What was your first job?

I worked at Blockbusters for four hours and they paid me R32 in coins. It was a dark time.

What is your dream job?

I’m multifaceted, so I think my dream job would be two-fold: being a One Direction WAG and being the person who comes up with the names of lipstick shades.

Your best beauty secret?

Give a girl some lipstick and dramatic eyelashes, and she can take over the world. Also, blend properly. You face and your neck shouldn’t be two different colours.

Any hidden talents?

I can tap dance.

Do you have an alter ego? What is it?

Her name is Glory and she lives for glamour and glitter. She only comes out on Fridays.

Number 1 on your bucketlist?

I really, really want to explore Tokyo.

Your life would be meaningless without…

My lipstick collection.

Favourite person you follow on Twitter and Instagram?

Harry Styles’ sister, Gemma.

What are your lovemarks?

MAC Cosmetics, Dr Martens and Nando’s.

What’s your life motto?

Live everyday like you’re a drag queen. Own it.

What is the most important thing you’ve learned since starting at SSS?

I’ve learnt that playing pop music and ‘90s classics loudly is frowned upon in an office environment.

Twitter: @toevdb

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