TARUSHA Govender (18) of Marburg will represent KZN in the Zee World Miss Teen Commonwealth SA 2017 pageant. The Fever caught up with her to find out more.Fever: Tell us a bit about yourself.TG: I consider myself to be a very adventurous, open minded individual who strives to persevere. My interests and activities include modelling, singing, dancing, hiking, picnics, and most of all, I love good food. Fever: When did your modelling career begin?TG: From the age of five, when my mom dressed me in beautiful dresses, I dreamt of being a model. My dad would make me walk up and down the passage and show me a few modelling steps. Fever: What are you studying and why have you chosen this field?TG: I am a second year Bcom marketing student. One of the reasons for my choice in Bcom is that it offers good job security, a respectable salary and decent annual leave. I also want to have an exciting, fast-paced job where I will never be bored.Fever: How did you hear about this pageant?TG: While I was researching my assignments in November last year I came across the entry form, spoke to my parents about it and next thing I know my mom completed the entry form and paid my entry fee. So it’s thanks to my parents that I am a finalist. Fever: What was it like to hear that you are a KZN finalist?TG: I was overwhelmed when I was notified last Tuesday. I truly believe destiny has something planned for everyone.Fever: What are some of the criteria you had to meet to enter this pageant?TG: Applicants had be between 16 and 19, have a passion to do community work and to inspire others. Fever: What is the aim of the pageant?TG: It is a leadership programme and you will learn valuable skills during while having an amazing time. You will be expected to raise sponsorships and items for your chosen charity and make a difference in your community.Fever: If you win what will your duties be?TG: Title holders become involved in charitable causes and uphold the aims and objectives of the Commonwealth. Duties include making appearances at events, to be the face of the Commonwealth brand and the sponsors and to assist with the new entries for 2018. Fever: How are you preparing for the Miss Commonwealth pageant?TG: I am making sure I physically have everything I need for the grand finale in April. I am staying positive and relaxed. I am very excited for what is to come.