BSc student aims to be Mr SA

2016-06-15 06:00
INNOCENT STOCK has been shortlisted as one of the 39 contestants for the Mr South Africa 2016 competition. Photo: Supplied

INNOCENT STOCK has been shortlisted as one of the 39 contestants for the Mr South Africa 2016 competition. Photo: Supplied

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HEARTHROB Innocent Stock, a final-year BSc Statistics and Economics student at the University of the Free State (UFS), has been shortlisted as one of 39 contestants for the Mr South Africa 2016 competition.

He has his eye on this highly-contested male model crown. To be in line to win the crown, he has to be among the 12 finalists.

The 12 finalists are set to be announced in October, followed by the crowing later this year.

If Stock is crowned as Mr South Africa, he plans to focus on a humanitarian project.

“I will work with different organisations to curb the food insecurity facing our society,” says Stock.

“This is one of the factors that contribute to children dropping out of school.”

Stock (23) was a semifinalist of Mr Rag 2015, but did not the win the title.

He took the loss as an inspiration to run for the national competition and to succeed the reigning king, Armand du Plessis.

When not immersed in his studies, he volunteers to serve in nation-building programmes, which include involvement at old-age homes.

“I love volunteering with all my heart. I have been dedicated to it for the last five years.

“My compassion makes me want to see other people succeed.”

He is the chairperson of the executive committee of the student representative council (treasury).

Three years ago, he was nominated as the most reliable volunteer by the UFS Mass Assistance.

Stock is also the former vice president at UFS AIESEC stet South Africa, the world’s largest youth-led leadership development network.

Last year, he was the chairperson of the Investment Society on the Bloemfontein Campus.

Members of the public can vote for him via the SMS line. Send an SMS containing “MRSA032” to 47439.

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