Help this beauty snatch it

2016-04-28 06:00
 Khayelitsha beauty Lona Gweva needs your vote to win Miss Cape Town.  PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Khayelitsha beauty Lona Gweva needs your vote to win Miss Cape Town. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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A Khayelitsha beauty is hoping to change the status quo as part of her campaign to snatch a beauty contest this year.

Lona Gweva, 21, is a top 16 finalist for Miss Cape Town and she is hoping that its fifth time lucky.

This is the sixth competition that this Makhaza lass has entered this year as part of her quest to clinch a pageant.

“My biggest motivation is the fact that dark skinned girls are often told that they cannot win beauty contests because they are too dark.

It’s a dated notion that they are not as beautiful as fairer skinned ones. This is why I have been entering as many competitions as I can,” said Gweva.

Gweva said that her goal was to change the stereotypes regarding beauty, especially among the black youth.

The young lady is not new at breaking the norms as she is currently one of only four women in her motor mechanics class at the False Bay college in the Khayelitsha Campus.

“I do like challenges and doing something different. I didnt know anything about cars when I started but I’m getting the hang of things and really enjoying the experience,” she told City Vision. She said that she has also taken this mantra when it comes to the world of modelling and beauty pageants.

She said even thought she hasn’t notched a title yet, her star is rising and she is getting better with each competition.

Miss Cape Town is a beauty pageant whose aim is to raise donations for the needy and also motivate its participants to get involved in community development programmes.

“I believe that young people listen more when they are told or advised by their peers, so me winning this title means I will be able to help communities through charity and projects aimed at the youth as well as the elderly,” she explained.

The public can help Gweva by sending an SMS to 47611 keyword MissCT-Lona and like her Facebook page. Voting lines close on the 9th May.

The finals of the pageant will take place on the 14th of May at Ratanga Junction and until then Gweva says she will continue her development work.

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