Team Russell Athletic ZA

Team Russell is made up of a group of talented people from around the world who all share one thing in common,
the drive, self-belief and passion to achieve their goals and dreams.

Mishka Patel

Small Town girl turned TV Presenter on Pasella – Motivational Speaker – Emcee – Health and Fitness Enthusiast – Entrepreneur – Business Owner and Ambassador.


1. What is the best thing you have been given whilst travelling...or pinched from a hotel?

This is going to sound cliché, but honestly, my answer is: The memories. I have bought a few things while travelling, even when in small towns in SA/ Western Cape for Pasella, but it’s the memories that will last a lifetime.

2. Do foreigners understand you better if you shout at them in English?

Haha no, they always stare at me like I am insane.

3. If you were stranded on an island, who would you want with you?

Such a predictable answer but a truthful one: My Boyfriend of almost 5 years.

4. Your favourite restaurant, anywhere?

I like to keep it local and relaxed. When I finally have the time to eat somewhere and relax, I like sushi, steak or a good burger! Found my favourite burger place recently: Rocco Mamas..

5. One place you want to see before you die?

There’s still so much I want to see. I just turned 24 and haven’t seen much of the world yet. I still want to visit Paris, New York,  Italy,  Greece… there’s just too much!

6. What do you do in your spare time?

I read. Breathe. Relax. Go for a run or a hike or spend time with family.

7. How do you pass the time on flights?

Honestly: Sleeping OR Reading.

9. Mantra or words to live by?

‘I will make it.’

10. Advice for aspiring youths of today?

As a small town girl from Idasvalley Stellenbosch – I encourage everyone to believe in themselves even when circumstances are tough. Because if I could do it, so can you. Have the courage to follow your dreams.

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