Help Kwakho crack it in the modelling world

2017-03-23 06:03
Granny Sindiswa Mamputa and Kwakho,7, who needs funds to audition overseas.PHOTO: Mbongiseni maseko

Granny Sindiswa Mamputa and Kwakho,7, who needs funds to audition overseas.PHOTO: Mbongiseni maseko

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Khayelitsha parent Brenda Maputha is sending out an appealing for help to raise funds for a trip for her daughter, who was invited to showcase her talent at an international modelling gig.

Her daughter, Kwakho,7, is hoping to touch the hearts of Good Samaritans who would extend their hands to fund the trip to the International Presentation of Performers in Hollywood, to be held from 10 to 14 July 2017.

Kwakho will be auditioning in front of international directors, producers and agencies together with children from different countries.

Should she win, it would mean that she had landed herself an opportunity to study towards a career of modelling in New York.

Mamputha said the trip will cost about R79000 for both of them, including return tickets and accommodation.

But she first has to attend a pre-workshop in the city which costs R10 000.

“This is an opportunity of a life time. Going there would mean her dream is realised. I know that she will excel. She is so passionate about modelling. I am appealing to anyone who can contribute to fund the trip,” she said.

Kwakho first impressed during the auditions for the event which were held in Camps Bay recently, which paved the way for her to go to Hollywood.

She first made her mark in the modelling industry when she was named the face of Ackerman’s clothing store new born babies when she was less than 10 days old.

Mamputha is the a founder of Khayelitsha Modelling School, which has unearthed the talents of, among others, Sanelisiwe Sithole, Nzukisi Mbane and Yandiswa Gxwala, who all held the title of Miss Khayelitsha in the past.

Mamputha has also won the City of Cape Town Safe City Award for 2016/2017, for her role in making a positive change in her area after she secured a sponsorship for a soup kitchen.

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