Whilst travelling the world working as a model, Shannon completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science. Getting university assignments completed between model bookings proved a challenge in some of the busier and noisier model apartments, but a natural tendency to high levels of self-discipline saw her complete the degree without having to sacrifice any travel time during her career.
When at home, she packs in the extra yoga, pilates and dance sessions, and makes dog biscuits for her furry friend – Louis the French bulldog. Shannon’s love of animals has her volunteering for the SPCA in Cape Town, helping out with the adoption of abandoned pets.
With the enormous challenges facing her home country, she supports several organizations that help the far less fortunate – in particular, The Haven Nightshelter, Foodforward SA and Ikamva Labantu.