PE lass crowned Miss Teen Commonwealth SA

2016-07-13 06:00
Asanda Mchunu of Port Elizabeth was recently crowned the new Miss Teen Commonwealth SA. Photo:FACEBOOK

Asanda Mchunu of Port Elizabeth was recently crowned the new Miss Teen Commonwealth SA. Photo:FACEBOOK

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ASANDA Mchunu, a local teenager, was crowned the new Miss Teen Commonwealth SA last weekend in Pretoria.

She beat 29 other girls from all over the country for the title.

Mchunu won a R15 000 cash prize as well as other prizes from the competition sponsors and will be the new representative for a few brands.

She does not know as yet what she wants to do with the money, but plans to keep it as a safety net in the meantime.

“It will come in handy; it might not be next week or next month or even next year but sometime it will,” she said.

Mchunu was previously crowned Miss Junior Teen South Africa in 2014 and has participated in several charity projects and events.

She plans to use her new title to keep doing charity work and build on what she has already achieved.

“To me, winning this title does not mean I get to change what I was doing before. It just means more consistency. Now I will carry on the work I started with the Human Dignity Centre, M.T.R. Smit Children’s Haven and Rolemodels Imfundo Foundation. However, I am looking into starting my own charity organisation,” she said.

Mchunu added that she chose these charities because they deal specifically with children and that the best way to make a difference was to start with them.

She is currently a first-year Media, Communication and Culture student at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).

“It is clearly evident that my passion lies in Media and people.”

Mchunu said that her new title is not meant for her alone.

“This title is not just for me, it’s for everyone who supported me and carries on to support me. It is for my community, therefore winning it and being able to represent a country that I love means the world to me.”

She will be representing South Africa next year at the Miss Teen Commonwealth International competition in London where she will compete against representatives from 53 other countries.

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