Local woman among top 25 in beauty pageant

2016-05-11 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Find this picture on the Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa Facebook page and ‘like’ it to vote for Maritsa Gouws.

PHOTO: supplied Find this picture on the Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa Facebook page and ‘like’ it to vote for Maritsa Gouws.

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FLYING the Pietermaritzburg flag high is Maritsa Gouws who made it to the top 25 at the Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa.

Gouws, the only finalist from PMB, competed against 99 other women at the recent event held at Emperors Palace, the home of Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs SA.

“The whole experience was humbling and overwhelming. I truly have an attitude of gratitude. This was my first time competing in something like this and to be able to be among other dynamic women of worth was special.

“Knowing that the people of Pietermaritzburg were behind me was very encouraging. All of them got me where I am today,” she said.

Gouws said she is excited to start the next step in her journey and, although she would love to win, has eyes for only one award and that it Mrs Charity.

“I said it from the beginning and I will say it again, I love helping people and I want to get that award. My passion has always been giving back to the community so I am looking forward to using this platform to do so. Once you’re a giver, it’s hard to be a taker. I want to leave footprints of kindness wherever I go,” she said.

The next step in the journey to the title will include charity work, securing sponsors and getting “likes” on the new photos of the finalists posted on the Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa Facebook page.

McCarthy Toyota Pietermaritzburg is the gold sponsor for Gouws and she is looking for more people to come on board.

MccarthyToyota Pietermaritzburg proudly supports Maritsa Superem Gouws . For every vehicle purchased between 16 May and 30 September 2016, the company will donate R500.00 towards Maritsa’s Charity of Choice.

“We all have to secure new sponsors who will help us on our journey. I have an amazing team of beauty sponsors from various salons in the city who help me look my best,” she said.

Gouws is planning her Cuppa For Cansa, a major fund-raiser and requirement for all Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa finalists as Cansa is their charity of choice. She will however be hosting various fund-raising drives to support other charities.

The next Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa will be announced at a grand event taking place from 18 to 22 October at Emperors Palace.

To be involved in her journey, Cuppa For Cansa or to become a sponsor, email Gouws on lockandkeysolutions@telkomsa.net

To show support, vote for her photo on Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa Facebook­ page by liking her picture.

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