MODEL Thabiso Mkhize has been nominated for Live Your Dream SA Youth Awards.Mkhize, from Edendale, is nominated in the category of best male model in an event that will be held on December 1 at Durban ICC.Mkhize started modelling in 2017 after falling in love with doing community work.He said as a young man he wanted to give back to the community and there was no better way he could think of except for modelling.“Being a model gives you an opportunity to engage with different people and it gives you a platform to do outreach programmes for the community.“When I first started modelling it was about getting an opportunity to help other people in the community through outreach programmes since most of the pageants requires that. But since I won Mr Teen Greater Edendale Mall in 2018 I have fallen in love with it. It has become to part of me and I am passionate about it,” he said.Speaking about his nomination, Mkhize said he is very excited and believes that he can bring the award home with the help of the City of Choice residents.“This is my opportunity to put my name out there and make my city proud. I want to be recognised because of my talent and that will open many doors for me. I urge people to please vote for me so that I can bring this award home,” he said.To vote for Thabiso, SMS LYD695 to 45633. SMS costs R1.50. You can vote as many times as you want.Voting lines close on November 29 at midnight.