Local lass in running for Miss Teen Commonwealth SA

2016-04-06 06:00
Asanda Mchunu, who has been selected as a semi-finalist in this year’s Miss Teen Commonwealth SA competition.       Photo: SUPPLIED

Asanda Mchunu, who has been selected as a semi-finalist in this year’s Miss Teen Commonwealth SA competition. Photo: SUPPLIED

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A YOUNG Port Elizabeth model has been selected as a semi-finalist in this year’s Miss Teen Commonwealth SA competition.

17-year-old Asanda Mchunu is a strongly principled young lady with a firm set of morals and values.

She is currently a first-year Media, Communication and Culture student at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and models at Sophisticate Models where she is a trainee modelling teacher.

She has been involved in various charity work in PE; the latest was the Gucci Flora fashion show to raise much needed funds for Northwood Children’s Hospice which took place in February.

The former Collegiate Girls’ High School pupil was crowned Miss Teen Port Elizabeth 2015 which made her focus more of her energy on the youth and children in her community.

In 2014, Mchunu was also crowned Miss Junior Teen South Africa representing the Eastern Cape in Pretoria.

Mchunu believes that children should be taught from a tender age how to be confident and accepting of challenges as those will assist them to grow naturally into strong leaders of the future. This is why her chosen charity is Rolemodels Imfundo Foundation.

“I will make it my duty to groom the children and youth in general on a positive mindset approach because anything is possible if you believe in yourself,” Mchunu said.

“Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa will also help me to fully develop into a leader I have the potential to be, which will enable me to make a difference in my community and fly the Port Elizabeth flag high,” she added.

The grand finale takes place in July. The pageant aims to empower teenage girls with the knowledge to be the young leaders of tomorrow and focus on leadership skills, modelling and public speaking.

All contestants need to make a difference in their communities during the competition.

The Miss Teen Commonwealth SA pageant is in its third-year and the main prize is R15 000 cash plus other prizes.

Through the Commonwealth Pageant, a platform is created for women of all ages to become charity and culture ambassadors within South Africa and the broader international community.

The title holders become involved in charitable causes and uphold the aims and objectives of the Commonwealth.

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