Beauty wins title

2016-05-18 06:00
PELONOMI Moatlhodi was crowned Miss Kimberley High Schools, while Moses Mooki was crowned Mr Kimberley High Schools. Photo: Supplied

PELONOMI Moatlhodi was crowned Miss Kimberley High Schools, while Moses Mooki was crowned Mr Kimberley High Schools. Photo: Supplied

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NEVER doubt yourself and always believe you can do it, no matter the obstacles you come across in life.”

These were the words of encouragement from the newly-crowned Miss Kimberley High Schools, Pelonomi Moatlhodi (18), of the Tetlanyo High School in Galeshewe.

She scooped the title against nine other hopeful beauties on Friday night (13/05) at a glittering function in the packed St Cyprians Grammar School’s hall.

She was crowned along with Moses Mooki (18) of the St Cyprians Grammar School, who emerged as Mr Kimberley High Schools.

But unlike Mooki, who has scooped a modelling title for the fourth time in a row, it was something totally different for Moatlhodi.

Moatlhodi can attest to her motivation through her own experience, as she was doubting her decision to enter the pageant when one of her teachers encouraged her to enter.

“I feel happy, shocked, amazing and fantabulous. Even my mother just wants to shout from the rooftop after my achievement. But I am happy and grateful to my teacher, who kept on encouraging me to enter the pageant,” says Moatlhodi.

She revealed that it had been the first time that she had entered a beauty contest and she only had limited experience as a runway model compared to some of the other contestants.

According to Moatlhodi, her role model is Lizzy Stuffa, a local model who inspired her with her hard work and kindness.

Her next goal is to audition for the upcoming Miss Heritage this month. She also has her eye on the Miss South Africa pageant.

Mr Kimberly High Schools, on the other hand, described walking on the runway as his thing, because he had won three different pageants before.

“I felt fantastic and like a role model to the young people after my talent had been put in the spotlight again and not for selfish reasons,” he said.

The young talent said that this was his exit from high school pageants and he now hoped to grow further within the industry by giving back on another level.

“I am going to continue growing within the industry by participating at different levels, like being a judge or more.”

Thanking God for all the experiences that he has gained so far, Mooki encouraged the youth not to take the opportunities that they were given for granted. He explained that he was referring to the opportunity to get an education, because what you had on paper was taken seriously.

The pageant, in which ten high schools participated, was held in partnership with the Express Northern Cape and Noordkaap newspapers.

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