NEWLY crowned Miss KZN Capital City Zanele Zuma says she wants to take her modelling career to the next level by entering the national pageant. Zanele (17) from Laycentre in Edendale was crowned on Sunday.The event was happening for the second time this year and it was organised by Intsha YoMzansi Modelling Agency. Speaking to Echo, Zanele said this was one of the toughest pageants she had ever entered.“The competition was very tough but I am so happy that I won. I believe that now is the time for me to go and compete at the national level as I feel that I have gained a lot of experience. It is time for me to go and get experience at a national level,” she said. Zanele started modelling in 2016 and since then she has managed to scoop 40 titles including Miss KZN Capital City. To her, modelling is not just about winning or losing but it is also about being the best that you can be and being confident about who you are.“For me modelling is a platform that you can use to bring positive change in the country. It also helps you appreciate the world more and makes you realise what you really want in life. My everyday wish is to help people the best way I can using this platform.”Thandokuhle “Ace” Dlamini, who is the founder of Intsha YoMzansi Modelling Agency, said the purpose of this pageant is to promote and embrace Pietermaritzburg since it is the capital of KwaZulu-Natal.“There is nothing much that is done to show that we are the capital city of the province. With this event we are trying to show that and remind people that we are the capital city. We want young children to grow up knowing that we are the capital city and be proud of it.“With this pageant we are focusing more on young people because we want to develop them to be great women in the future. “We groom these young people to succeed in all spheres of life using modelling as a tool to help channel their inner greatness. They learn discipline and how to communicate with different people,” he said. He said all the winners will also be involved in a community project for 12 months.“We want to teach them how to be responsible and be involved with the community and be a great help to them,” said Dlamini.