Senekal to hold modelling boot camp

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

MO­JABENG Senekal, will on Satur­day host a three-day modelling boot camp at Morija High School to im­part pageantry and so­cial eti­quette skills to up-and-com­ing beauty queens.

The 22-year old stun­ner clinched the Char­ity Award at the Face of Beauty In­ter­na­tional 2015 in Oc­to­ber at the Grand Ho­tel in Taipei, Tai­wan. She has also ac­cu­mu­lated a slew of crowns which in­clude the Miss Per­son­al­ity 2014, Miss Roy­alty 2014 and Miss NUL 2015. She was also a run­ner-up in the Face of KO 2014 pageant.

Senekal told the Week­ender this week that the camp was meant to nur­ture bud­ding beauty queens and in­stil the con­fi­dence and poise needed to com­pete at the high­est lev­els.

“On nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions, I have seen beauty queens be­come snotty and pompous af­ter win­ning a ti­tle. Such be­hav­iour re­flects badly on our in­dus­try hence my host­ing the camp,” she said.

“The aim of the camp is to in­stil hu­mil­ity and eti­quette in young women, and also to equip them with the skills needed to thrive in the pageantry sec­tor.”

The ini­tia­tive, Senekal said, was largely bankrolled by the money she won in Tai­wan, with sup­port from her par­ents and Mo­ha­lal­i­toe-based Fine Ex­e­cuter Print­ers.

The Butha-buthe-based beauty said it was im­por­tant to em­power young ladies with knowl­edge about their rights so they would not be taken for a ride.

“In this in­dus­try, it is im­por­tant to have stan­dards, be­cause some peo­ple will be out to take ad­van­tage of us. Th­ese are the is­sues I in­tend to deal with so that ev­ery girl knows when to say no and when to say yes,” she said.

“Af­ter the camp I hope to see self-driven young women who are not afraid to dream big. I learnt a lot in Tai­wan and if as­pir­ing mod­els can mas­ter some of the aspects I wit­nessed in Tai­wan, we will be­come a pageantry pow­er­house.”

The panel of mod­er­a­tors will also in­clude cat-walk trainer BeBe Seema, chore­og­ra­pher and dance in­struc­tor Mob­ster the Champ as well as Na­tional Univer­sity of Le­sotho gym in­struc­tor Lelin­goana Nde­bele.

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