Model nominated for youth awards

2018-09-12 06:00
Mandisa Gasa.PHOTO: Da Brian Photography

Mandisa Gasa.PHOTO: Da Brian Photography

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A MARKETING student and a model, Mandisa Gasa from Imbali Unit 12, has been nominated for the Live Your Dream SA Youth Awards that takes place at the Durban Playhouse on November 24.

Gasa is nominated for Best Female Model of SA 2018, and she is encouraging Pietermaritzburg citizens to vote for her so that she can bring the award home.

The aim of these awards is to honour and uplift all the rising youngsters throughout the country from music, radio, television, dance, modelling and more.

Gasa, who is under Intsha Yomzansi Modelling Agency, says that she feels honoured by this nomination.

She told Echo that she did not think that she could be nominated for such big awards but with a little difference she has made she feels like she deserves it.

“To me winning this will not only be about the prize but it will serve as inspiration to all young girls who look up to me out there, especially teenagers.

“I am very concerned with the social ills that might affect them. Modelling is the only way that gives me an opportunity to spend time with them, get to know them better, cut a little piece of myself and give them what I was not fully given at their age.

“I owe it to them to try and put them in the right direction and encourage them to stand strong, focus on their future goals, make them aware of their inner and outside beauty without even being told and lied to by people who only want to destroy all of that.

“Winning this will create more opportunities for me and a good profile, it will give me exposure, stimulate growth while I live my dreams in a positive way.

“It will benefit every young girl who wants to pursue their dream of becoming a professional model some day.

Gasa said she pleads with everyone to vote for her so that she can bring this award home where it belongs.

“It will also come with change and I believe it will bring inspiration to our young girls in the community,” she said.

Gasa said she takes modelling as a responsibility and she wants to own a modelling agency and take part in Miss South Africa.

To vote for Gasa, SMS ‘LYD1011’ to 45633. SMS costs cost R1,50. Voting lines closes on November 23.

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