SHOCK, excitement and relief were just some of the emotions Jude Freddy experienced when he heard that he had just been named as Mr KZN 2018 for the Role Models SA Pageant on April 7 at La Montage Hotel in Ballito.“I never expected to win, to be honest, but I felt really relieved when I won,” said Freddy.After going through a rigorous day of interviews by five judges who questioned him from everything including himself to the work he had done for the community on his journey, Freddy said that he was so exhausted at the end of it that he didn’t even celebrate but instead took a well-deserved nap after winning. “I went through a lot of questioning, in particular my background and what I would do if I won, to which, I replied that I would continue on my path of giving back and use this title as a platform for more reach.” “The judges said I was very calm and composed,” said Freddy who on the contrast said that he was quite nervous. Freddy said that the interview carried a lot of weight in determining who won and that it was a philanthropic pageant so individuals were judged more on what they had done to give back to their community and their values. Before modelling on the runway, Freddy said that his nerves were heightened and that he was extremely nervous until finally hitting the runway when all nerves faded away and he became comfortable and at ease with the audience. “Once I was on the stage, I felt more at ease and comfortable,” said Freddy. In addition to winning Mr KZN, Freddy also won best dressed and best philanthropist.“My mum and aunt both cried in joy for me. It was a very proud moment in my life,” said Freddy.Freddy plans on using his new title as a platform to reach more communities and give back to them. Recently he hosted a pamper drive for the elderly at the Debi Place and has other initiatives coming up.