Miss Curvaceous SA makes a difference

2017-03-22 06:02
Miss Curvaceous SA Slindile Ntethe.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Miss Curvaceous SA Slindile Ntethe.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE reigning Miss Curvaceous South Africa, Slindile Ntethe from KwaMpumuza, is a beauty with a big heart.

The 24-year-old woman, who was crowned November 2016 said she wants to use her reign to give back to her community and help curb social ills.

Ntethe said she entered the competition by chance after signing up with an agency.

“I was on Google searching for ‘legit’ modelling competitions when I came across Miss Curvaceous SA, and after doing a bit of research on the competition I decided to enter. I didn’t have any modelling experience before the competition so I was really surprised when I made the cut as one of the 15 finalists.”

Ntethe scrambled into the top 15 out of 2 000 hopefuls from across the country.

“To be honest I didn’t think I would make it far in the competition, let alone win it. I was confident, but felt the other women were more experienced and stood a better chance at claiming the title. It sank in 10 minutes after my name was announced that me, a girl from the dusty streets of KwaMpumuza, had claimed the title.”

The beauty said she knows the winning the title is not only about the prize or the sash.

“It is also about being an ambassador, with special duties – working for a good cause that involves uplifting community projects. I am very passionate about giving back and working towards the upliftment of the youth in my community.”

Ntethe said she understands the plight of the youth because she didn’t have a silver-spoon upbringing.

“I know how it feels to go bed hungry, my family didn’t have
everything. I think this is what drives me to continue doing the work I do.”

It was for this reason she decided to join Mentor Me, a non-profit organisation that focuses on mentoring young girls and boys by teaching them the importance of education and how they should always dream big.

“We also assist young people by helping them to make wise career choices and how they can apply for funding to get into university. We believe the little we are doing can make a difference in transforming their lives,” she said.

She has bee giving motivational talks to the youth and handing out food parcels to destitute households she identified in KwaMpumuza.

“I believe we can all make a difference with the little God has given us. I’m a firm believer in that God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.

“I don’t have much, but with the little I have I try and give back to those less fortunate.”

Ntethe said she has many community uplifting projects planned and hopes to get assistance to help those who need it most.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

/News
 

8 great natural remedies for your pet

Tips and tricks to cure your pet’s itches and coughs, naturally.

 
 

Paws

Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
11 animals before and after they were adopted from shelters
Competition pet grooming – creative or too extreme?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.