This month we celebrate International Women’s Day and we are honored to shine the light on Vanuatu’s very own #ZumbaQueen, and Table Tennis Pro, Anolyn Lulu!

Originally from the islands of Banks and Maewo, Anolyn’s radiant smile and energetic personality shines through when you meet her.

Anolyn is a multi-talented woman! She is a Table Tennis athlete and has represented Vanuatu in numerous sporting events oversees, a Zumba instructor, a tailor – she made all her own outfits for #SistaGatStyle, and a mother! She is one of the many examples, that prove how much a woman can achieve when there is a good life-work balance.

She lives by her own personal quote, “Always have faith and never give up!”.

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Name

Anolyn Lulu

Age

45 years old

Where are you from?

I am from the islands of Banks and Maewo.

Tell us about your family.

My Father is from Merelave but migrated to Gaua and my mum is from Maewo.

I have 1 sister who is the eldest and a brother who is after me and we all play Table Tennis and have represented Vanuatu.

I have a family of my own. My partner is from Mele Village and we have 2 lovely boys who are 11 and 7 years old.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Any hobbies?

I love meeting up with my friends over a cup of coffee. I also enjoy listening to music.

What do you study? Do you work?

I am proudly self-employed.

What do you aspire to do in the future?

I see myself continuing my Table Tennis Coach journey for Vanuatu, and most importantly continue to help Women & Girls live healthier lifestyles through Dance and Fitness. One day, I would love to have my very own Dance Studio and Boutique shop too.

What is a quote that you live by?

“Always have faith and never give up!”

How would you describe your style?

Simple and beautiful.

Why do you like fashion?

Fashion brings out the best in you and is a way to show your personality and characteristics.

Who influences your style?

No one in particular.

What beauty products do you use (Including perfume)?

For my face, I use Eye liner, Mascara and Lip gloss.

For my skin I use Rosken – it’s a Vitamin E moisturizer – and my go-to perfume is White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor

And for my hair I keep it very simple and use Curl Ala or Curl Activator.

Any fashion Tips?

Just be “YOU” as it will bring out the beauty inside of you too!

What are Three words you would use to describe yourself?

Spirited. Strong Willed. Lovable

What does being a Ni Vanuatu means to you?

I am so proud that I am a Ni Vanuatu! It’s that sense of pride and oneness when I can represent my country and proudly carry our flag at International Sporting Events.

What is something you love about yourself?

I love that I know the reality of WHO I am, WHERE I am from, WHY I am here and WHERE I am going.

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Photographer: JZ Photography
Nails:
Rosy Spa
Assistant:
Sharon Nicholls
Location:
Sea Front

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This article was originally published in the March, 2024 edition of the Vanuatu Daily Post’s Life and Style magazine.

We are proud partners with VDP and Sista’s time to implement this project which is covered by CARE Vanuatu.