Gena is a 24-year-old athlete, born in Durban. She is currently a professional athlete for Puma, specialising in 800m on the track. Gena has represented South Africa, starting with a duathlon in 2010 and competing in track running from 2014 onwards, and is currently working towards making her first Olympic team. She first began taking collagen in 2019 after tearing her Achilles heel, in the hopes that it would assist her recovery process. She is now back to training with an Achilles heel that "feels bulletproof". Apart from running and training, Gena loves all things relating to health and beauty. As a self-diagnosed makeup addict, one of Gena's favourite moves is to wear a full face of makeup during her big races. She loves the concept of girl power, and enjoys reinforcing the message that strength and femininity can coexist.