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2015-12-10 06:00
Zikhona Makeleni, 22, is appealing for your votes to win Miss Heritage South Africa-International.

Zikhona Makeleni, 22, is appealing for your votes to win Miss Heritage South Africa-International.

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Zikhona Makeleni is set to turn heads when she debuts in the finals of the Miss Heritage South Africa International, next week.

Makeleni,22, and the only representative from the province, will be competing with 13 other contestants from across the country in Johannesburg next Saturday.

Makeleni, from delft , is a second year Civil Engineering student at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT).

Her career in the catwalk industry started last year when she entered the Miss CPUT beauty pageant, which, she says, turned out to be a learning curve for her.

She then entered the Harare Miss Heritage in Khayelitsha, where she was crowned the first Princess.

She said it was her late aunt, Zanele Makeleni-who passed away in January- who encouraged her to consider a career in modelling.

“My late aunt saw the potential in me and encouraged me to take part in stage modelling. I heeded the call and I am now gaining experience by the day. I enjoy it. It is not about the beauty, but confidence and intelligence. Those who want to consider a career in modelling must focus on what they want and love it,” Makeleni said.

She also joined casting agency for television adverts, in 2012.

Miss Heritage South Africa is a pageant that celebrates and showcases our unique, diverse cultures and heritage as a rainbow nation.

She had to write a motivational essay to qualify for the finals of the competition.

Should she win in Johannesburg, she will then compete at international level next year.

She is appealing for locals to vote for her by liking her on the Miss Heritage South Africa-International page on Facebook and follow the link which is always on their timeline. She is listed as contestant #3 (Zikhona Makeleni).

People can vote once after every 24 hours or they can simply follow the link to her pictures www.pageantvote.net/pageants/400/contestants/3025 .

She is currently leading with votes with a difference of plus minus 250 votes but that is subject to change anytime.

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