Looking for a city role model

2019-09-18 06:00

MANDISA Gasa, from Imbali Unit 13, says she wants to inspire and teach young girls to become role models so that they can bring a change in their communities.

Gasa, who is a model signed under Intsha YoMzansi Modelling Agency, will host PMB Role Models, which will be held on October 6 at Bessie head Library in the city CBD.

Winners and finalist in the pageant will then compete in KZN Role Models 2020.

The pageant will have five categories: Little Miss (six-eight years), Miss Junior (nine-10 years), Miss Pre-teen (11-12 years), Miss Teen (13-16) and seniors (17-24 years).

Speaking to Echo, Gasa said she started by doing Durban Role Model last month as an fund-raising event that was meant to help her with travelling expenses to represent the country at Miss Global Tourism International 2019 in Malaysia.

However, funds were not enough so she was unable to attend the event, which started on Tuesday.

“I then decided that maybe this is the chance for me to do what I have always wanted to do, to inspire young children and teach them how to become role models. That is why I am bringing the event to Pietermaritzburg now. I also want to bring different cities together in one pageant while each city have their own representative,” she said.

Gasa said this pageant is more than just a beauty pageant but is also about people who want to bring change in the communities.

“We want to fight social ills together with the youth and have the endless role models in the same time. I want this event to grow each year and end up visiting all the cities across KZN so that we can make a change together.

“People needs to know that modelling is not only about the beauty but also about bringing change in the community,” she said.

The joining fee for children under 10 is R170 and R200 if you are over 10 years old.

For inquiries contact: 084 057 4537.

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