Local woman eyes the crown

2015-05-05 06:00

Married. Sophisticated. Beautiful.

These are the words used to describe the winner of the Mrs South Africa competition.

But with local beauty Candice Constable from Ocean View on the list of semi-finalists, competition organisers will soon have to add smart, passionate and caring to their description.

The young mom is making waves as she pursues her dream of creating awareness about issues affecting women in the Deep South.

Constable, who grew up in Ocean View, is a trained actress. For many years she worked with the Jungle Theatre company and currently coordinates school workshops for eMzantsi Carnival.

She first heard about the competition a few years ago and thought it was interesting.

“I had just had my daughter Claire and decided to give it some time before entering. My daughter is two now and, being passionate about addressing the social ills that plague many women, I decided to give it a go”.

Constable has been named as a semi-finalist and is calling on Far South residents to support her bid to be crowned Mrs South Africa.

She explains the competition is focused on women empowerment and not the size of your waist or your height.

For the competition, Constable will also be an ambassador for the Cancer Association for South Africa (Cansa).

She says after dealing with the death of two relatives in the space of three months due to cancer, she realised the need to assist the association.

As a semi-finalist, Constable will be responsible for hosting a women’s event to raise funds for Cansa.

She is currently drafting plans to host a high tea in the Far South to bring women together and raise awareness about low self-esteem in women and the impact on society.

“I have seen what this does in our communities and I am really passionate about motivating other young women. When I look at all the social problems we have I can see it stems from having a low self-esteem,” she says.

Constable has her eye on the prize and explains should she win, her dream is to host workshops for women.

“And even if I do not win, I still plan to go ahead because I believe in this cause and the need to motivate women.”

For the competition, she is also required to sell seats for the Cansa gala dinner at Emperor’s Palace in Johannesburg in April.

As the event takes place in a different province, Constable admits it has been hard to sell tickets.

She plans to approach local businesses who can donate seats.


To vote for Constable visit www.facebook.com/MrsSouthAfrica and like the page and her photograph. You can also SMS “Candice Constable” to 35959. SMSes cost R3. If you would like to assist with sponsorship email candice.constable@yahoo.com

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