FORMER model Tazmyn Reddy will be hosting the inaugural Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Scottsville on October 5. Reddy, who is a former model, said she decided to host a pageant after she had her son. “I couldn’t really continue with my modelling career after having my son, but because I still have passion for modelling, I decided to host my very own pageant,” said Reddy. She explained that the aim behind the pageant is to teach young girls all about confidence, how to love and embrace themselves. For the pageant, 20 girls will be competing against each other in two groups. In each group there will be 10 contestants, in the first group, three- to five-year-olds will compete against each other and in the second group, six- to 10-year-olds will compete. Reflecting on the start of her modelling career, Reddy said she started at the age of 15 when a fashion designer saw her walking on the road and asked if she would showcase some of their designs at the Durban July fashion show.“After that I joined an agency and I entered a number of pageants such as Miss Teen PMB, Miss India South Africa and more,” said Reddy. Because of that she said she felt the need and love to teach little girls to have confidence in themselves at a young age. “For girls who dream of becoming models, I would like them to contact me so that I can somehow share my experience with them. I also teach the girls about beauty that is inside-out because that type of beauty is very important in the modelling industry,” said Reddy.Little Miss Sunshine will be an annual event, those wanting more information on the pageant can contact Reddy on 071 803 7474.