19 YEARS AND MORE THAN 10 TI­TLES…

Empowered Youth Magazine - - ON THE GO WITH - BY: PENNY MONA

At 19 years old and has more than 10 ti­tles to his name. Raised by a sin­gle par­ent in a small vil­lage along­side Tza­neen, known as N'wamitwa. His name is Dzu­nisani Goodwell Mathye, well known as Goodwell in the mod­el­ling in­dus­try. Was in the top 44 fi­nal­ists of the face of Polok­wane, which was held on the 30th June and also up­grad­ing his ma­tric at Rostec Tech­ni­cal FET Col­lege, since he did not meet the re­quired APS to go study Tourism man­age­ment, which demon­strates that he is such a go-get­ter. Be­ing the only child to his mother, one may as­sume that he was held like an egg, but no, Goodwell tells Em­pow­ered that his mother tough­ened her hand on rais­ing him and she taught him about re­spon­si­bil­ity, re­spect and hon­esty.

WHEN DID YOU START MOD­EL­LING AND WHAT DROVE YOU TO IT?

I started mod­el­ling at a young age and that was around 2007 when I en­tered Mr. and Miss Shon­gani and won 1st Prince, but it was one of those caprices I didn't push up to. In 2015, I was driven by a girl called, Eva Baloyi. The day she was crowned Miss Se­veng­wana, I asked my­self if my home girl could make it, why would not I.I then got started in 2016 and I en­tered Face of Polok­wane com­pe­ti­tion, which was tough and I didn't make it, but I gained this huge con­fi­dence that amazed me also I kept on en­ter­ing Mr. and Miss Se­veng­wana and I was crowned Mr. Se­veng­wana. From there, I won 11 ti­tles un­til now and I then re­al­ized, in­deed a jour­ney of thou­sands miles start with a sin­gle step.

IM­PRES­SIVE 11 TI­TLES!! SO WHAT'S YOUR MOST RE­CENT ACHIEVE­MENT?

My re­cent Achieve­ment is hav­ing the priv­i­lege to be one of the 44 fi­nal­ists of Face of Polok­wane 2018 which will be held on the 30 June.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT BE­ING SO CLOSE AND WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR IT?

I am feel­ing ec­static and ner­vous as well, but my hopes for it would be, crowned the King as I have been com­pet­ing in this pageant for the past 2 years and walk­ing away with best male dresser and male top model noth­ing is as hard as that but am will­ing to do my best.

HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR COOL DUR­ING SUCH TIMES?

I keep my cool by be­ing pre­pared at all times, I tell my­self that no­body is per­fect in that way, it makes me be­lieve I can and I do, but not for­get­ting to put God first.

SO WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR­SELF AT IN 5 YEARS TO COME IN TERMS OF MOD­EL­LING AND CA­REER WISE?

In the next 5 years, I see my­self own­ing my own multi-mil­lion com­pany, I also see my­self be­ing signed by the big­gest agency and also own­ing the crown of Mr South Africa also see­ing my cur­rent project “Face of Valoyi Vat­songa cul­tural Vil­lage” grow big.

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DREAM SO BIG?

I look up to peo­ple like, Happy Rikhotso. He is young, has his own on­line mag­a­zine, which any young per­son can think of, but not act and he is also run­ning his own cam­paign, busi­ness, and his cur­rent job. I am there­fore driven to start my own ven­ture, be­cause in my vil­lage, things are not hap­pen­ing. I am stand­ing out to es­tab­lish a lot of things so I can in­spire other young peo­ple to be re­spon­si­ble in life and cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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