Top 10 Finalist Ryle De Morny
Born & bred in Cape Town, 29-year old Ryle is an accomplished businessman, lifeguard & model. He holds the title of “The Fastest Man on Sand”, winning two gold medals at the world championships for beach sprinting.
With an unbridled passion for all things fitness, Ryle runs his own company which specialises in creating customized gym equipment for athletes from all facets of the sporting world and beyond.
Besides his own business, Ryle is also a champion lifeguard, who started lifesaving at the age of eight and has been performing weekend duties at the local lifesaving club for the past 20 years.
“It is absolutely surreal but at the same time, it almost feels as if a dream is starting to materialise. A part of me has wanted this ever since the days of rushing home after school to try and watch Pabi Moloi and the rest of the KTV gang on TV as a kid,” Ryle says. “This show seems to keep throwing curve balls and surprises at me which is challenging. I’m looking forward to what that next surprise might be but more so growing from this experience. I found that in the short while that I have been a part of this show I have learned more than I imagined and hope for more to come."
Fun Fact: Ryle will spearhead Team South Africa’s men’s sprint and flags challenge at the Lifesaving World Champions in Australia this November.
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