In the words of our My Ride My Rules Nissan Micra winner, Talisa Lewis:

“All I can say is THANK YOU! Thank you to Nissan for having this exciting competition and for giving me this incredible opportunity. Thank you to Nissan for my exclusive VIP experience. Thank you to Artifact for helping me with the design of my Micra and for being so welcoming. Thank you Red Rooster Activations for all the fun and hype surrounding the competition. I still feel a bit like this isn’t real, and there aren’t enough thank yous in the world to express my gratitude. My biggest thank you must go out to all my friends and family because without their support and votes I would never have won my beautiful Micra!

Winning this Nissan Micra has changed my life! For ages my Mom has been trying to figure out how she was going to get me a car – it was increasingly becoming a bigger necessity in my life. When we found out about this competition, it felt like it was meant to be and we both dived in with everything we had. I am so grateful to my Mom for her hours of hard work trying to win me the car even though she already has so much work on her plate. Not only did she advocate for my design, but she also put up with my constant mood swings and endless talk surrounding the competition.

Many of my friends also put endless work into helping me win my Micra. They posted constantly on Facebook and also plagued my poor fellow Witsies who happened to be in the computer labs to go and vote for my design. What was so encouraging was that so many were willing to help, so I thank each and every one who voted for me 🙂

Let me put this into context for you. This isn’t just a car.. but a whole new dimension in my life. This car was very needed in my life and will give me at least three hours extra to my day, everyday. I will no longer have to rely on other people to get places, including getting to Wits. I have been given freedom and independence and it feels so good! Studying medicine, this will help to give me more flexibility in my day and allow for longer hours spend at my studies.

I can’t really put into words how much this Nissan Micra means to me… not only to me but also to my Mom and I don’t think that I can even begin to understand how much it will change my life.

My Micra has also given me a chance to display some of my own creativity which can be seen everywhere I drive.

I finally have a car and not just any, but my own car, my own unique custom designed Nissan Micra. All I can say is a huge thank you to everyone that made this possible. Like I say on my Micra – Just KEEP BELIEVING good things do happen!”