Young models ask for help

2017-01-18 06:02
Super models Zandile Masia (left) and Mbali Nzaka.  Photo: Supplied

Super models Zandile Masia (left) and Mbali Nzaka. Photo: Supplied

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Two Bloemfontein teenage models are appealing for the public’s financial assistance to make it possible for them to compete at the international final of the 2017 Applause Rising Talent Showcase (Arts).

The competition’s internatio-nal final, where various categories will feature, will be staged in Orlando, America, from 31 July to 7 August.

Cousins Zandile Masia and Mbali Nzaka, both 14 years old, are among the group of 52 models from South Africa (11 from the Free State) chosen to represent the country at the 2017 Arts international final.

They will compete in the modelling category. Scores of candidates from countries all over the world will then take to the runways to showcase their individual talents.

This international event educates and showcases the best and brightest new models, actors, singers and dancers to top agents, managers and casting directors in the entertainment and modelling industry.

Mbali and Zandile were selected following their impressive display during auditions in February and October in South Africa.

The total cost of Mbali and Zandile’s trip is R100 000 each.

This amount includes expen­ses such as return airline tickets, accommodation and transportation abroad.

The deadline to pay all the funds is April, to enable the organisers to finalise travelling arrangements.

Mbali and Zandile have managed to raise R7 000 towards their dream tour to compete for the international modelling crown.

They have raised the amount through fundraising initiatives.

The two teenage models are each short of R93 000 towards the total amount of R100 000.

“We would appreciate any small financial contribution from members of the public towards the outstanding money for each of them to make their dream a reality,” said Queen Masia, mother of Zandile.

Mbali and Zandile are part of the local agency Ace Models Bloemfontein, under the mentorship of Anri Powell.

They started to seriously focus on their modelling careers last year.

Zandile (gr. 9) is attending the Brebner High School and Mbali (gr. 10) is a learner at the Louis Botha Technical High School.

Those willing to assist in funding them can contact Queen on 082-406-5454.

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