Miss Curvaceous SA makes a difference

2017-03-22 06:02
Miss Curvaceous SA Slindile Ntethe.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Miss Curvaceous SA Slindile Ntethe.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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THE reigning Miss Curvaceous South Africa, Slindile Ntethe from KwaMpumuza, is a beauty with a big heart.

The 24-year-old woman, who was crowned November 2016 said she wants to use her reign to give back to her community and help curb social ills.

Ntethe said she entered the competition by chance after signing up with an agency.

“I was on Google searching for ‘legit’ modelling competitions when I came across Miss Curvaceous SA, and after doing a bit of research on the competition I decided to enter. I didn’t have any modelling experience before the competition so I was really surprised when I made the cut as one of the 15 finalists.”

Ntethe scrambled into the top 15 out of 2 000 hopefuls from across the country.

“To be honest I didn’t think I would make it far in the competition, let alone win it. I was confident, but felt the other women were more experienced and stood a better chance at claiming the title. It sank in 10 minutes after my name was announced that me, a girl from the dusty streets of KwaMpumuza, had claimed the title.”

The beauty said she knows the winning the title is not only about the prize or the sash.

“It is also about being an ambassador, with special duties – working for a good cause that involves uplifting community projects. I am very passionate about giving back and working towards the upliftment of the youth in my community.”

Ntethe said she understands the plight of the youth because she didn’t have a silver-spoon upbringing.

“I know how it feels to go bed hungry, my family didn’t have
everything. I think this is what drives me to continue doing the work I do.”

It was for this reason she decided to join Mentor Me, a non-profit organisation that focuses on mentoring young girls and boys by teaching them the importance of education and how they should always dream big.

“We also assist young people by helping them to make wise career choices and how they can apply for funding to get into university. We believe the little we are doing can make a difference in transforming their lives,” she said.

She has bee giving motivational talks to the youth and handing out food parcels to destitute households she identified in KwaMpumuza.

“I believe we can all make a difference with the little God has given us. I’m a firm believer in that God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.

“I don’t have much, but with the little I have I try and give back to those less fortunate.”

Ntethe said she has many community uplifting projects planned and hopes to get assistance to help those who need it most.


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