SA teen walks the global catwalks

2014-07-06 01:00

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Edwina Ontong was a 20-year-old single mother when she gave birth to Eugon in the bullet-ravaged Cape Town suburb of Scottsville in Kraaifontein.

But growing up, Eugon shunned the gang violence that terrorised his neighbourhood, shooting on to the world stage as a model instead.

Today, the hunky 18-year-old has catwalk gigs in ­Paris, New York and Milan under his belt.

He also bared rippling pectorals in the latest male underwear campaign for Woolworths, and can be seen adorning walls in Woolies stores around the country. He will soon also be seen lining walls in Markhams shops.

This week, Eugon’s mother, who works for the SA Revenue Service in Belville, laughed when asked about her son’s steamy nearly nude jobs. “His onderbroek campaign! No. As his mother, I cannot comment on that,” she said.

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