Inspirational People Series- Roxy Burger

You may remember the Inspirational People Series I started a while ago. The first post featured Brand Ambassadors’ Thulani Hadebe.

I am happy to bring you the second feature in this series. Today I am featuring Roxy Burger, well known ex KTV presenter and Survivor contestant. I follow Roxy on Twitter and followed her tweets religiously when she was at Coachella, it was great to get a first hand account of arguably the biggest music festival in the world!
Roxy’s favourite city in the world is New York, with Singapore a close second. She has shared some of her holiday pictures with us below 🙂

So if you’d like to know a bit more about Roxy- read on:

Tell me a bit about yourself- where did you grow up and go to school, how did you end up on KTV? What did you do after KTV?

I grew up, and still live in, the south of Johannesburg. I went to very normal, average public schools called Glenview Primary and Bracken High. Great schools with wonderful teachers. I started doing TV when I was about 10 years old, I asked my mom to find me an agent and we were referred to Professional Kids by MNET. After doing a few made-for-TV movies and adverts I auditioned for KTV and landed the spot. After matric I studied an Audiovisual Degree (that I regret doing) at the University of Johannesburg.
Coney Island, New York

What was life like being on KTV? Were kids at school mean to you?


You must have met tons of celebs in your career- which were your favourite and why?

I will never forget interviewing Larry King at the Kids Choice Awards – he was so humble and down to earth and told me how much he loved South Africa. Also, he was pushing 75 at the time and was dressed in head-to-toe in Ed Hardy! Was hilarious…
Do you have any advice for people who want to work in Media/ PR?

I loved every minute of being on KTV. Yes, school was tough and kids didn’t really understand what it was like to worry about more adult things like work and publicity than just stressing about school. But I wouldn’t take it back for anything – I experienced the most amazing times on KTV and will be forever grateful for the experience.

Be very realistic about what you want out of life. And get into the work because its what you truly love. Not for fame. And definitely not for money. Its a cruel, relentless industry and sometimes hard work does not necessarily pay off. Just be very sure that this is what you want to do… once you’ve decided then go for it with everything you have.

Where are your favourite restaurants to eat at in JHB?

Callisto’s in the south of Joburg is a must. As well as sushi from Jungle in Bedfordview.

Thanks Roxy, it was great to get to know you a bit better! 🙂