Mr and Miss ward 17 beauty pageant in June

2016-05-18 06:00

THE organizer behind Sondlovu Sphilile Tournament, David Ndlovu, has just started his own beauty pageant, Mr and Miss Ward 17, which is scheduled to take place on 18 June at Imbali Unit 13 community hall.

This is Ndlovu’s first time hosting a beauty pageant. The event will start at 9am.

Even though the competition focuses on ward 17, Ndlovu said that participants from all over Pietermaritzburg are welcome to take part.

“It has been a long time since we have had beauty pageants in our ward. I want to bring this old tradition to the youth in my community. The competition targets males and females who are under 19-years old. The event will be held in June because we want the youth to take pride in who they are and what they do during youth month. Whatever they dream to do, they will achieve,” said Ndlovu.

He said that for the finals on 18 June, they are targeting to have more than 23 males and 23 females competing .

“The girl and boy that will represent the ward must be well respected and must have a passion for modeling. They should be progressive in their studies, community work or careers.”

Ndlovu said that hosting the event will keep the youth busy and will keep them away from abusing drugs and alcohol over the Youth Day weekend. “If they have something to look forward to, they will behave themselves. Whoever wins will be the ambassadors for ward 17 and they will have to do duties targeted at uplifting the ward 17 community. This includes public visits to schools and motivating the youth. On the day we will also be hosting an Imbali Soccer League. So it will be a fun-filled day,” added Ndlovu.

To make the event a success, Ndlovu appealed to businesses and individuals to help sponsor the event. He said that the sponsorships will help fund the prizes for winners and participants.

Insikayethu High School pupil Ayanda Mazibuko said that she looks forward to the experience and in future sees herself winning the Miss South Africa title.

“I have entered the competition because I want to make my parents proud,” she said.

Silver Heights Secondary School pupil Zimisele Ntshele said that he likes modeling and that in a few years down the line he sees himself being part of a top modeling agency.

For more information on Mr and Miss ward 17 competition, contact David Ndlovu on 0835424913 or 0826918264.

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