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NDULAMISO TALKS TO EMPOWERED YOUTH ABOUT HER JOURNEY TO MISS INDONI VENDA 2017 AND REPRESENTING HER CULTURE. By Happy Rikhotso
What has the process of entering Miss indoni venda 2017 been like and what made you enter
At first I did not think I would make it, but after being encouraged by the former king of the Venda, Ndivhuwo. I thought to myself; “why not enter if I have this kind of support?” I entered the competition because I love my culture and I love getting to know more about other philosophies.
What have you learned from the pageant?
I got to know all different types of cultures and I learned their languages.
Representing your tribe (venda) at the National Miss Indoni SA must have been awesome, tell us about that.
The thought of being Miss Indoni Venda 2017 still gives me goose bumps, it was an amazing experience I never had in my life. I think I managed to achieve to win this title by the grace of God. Though I had to do a lot of preparations through training myself both mentally and physically.
As a young, influential woman, what does culture mean to you and how do you make sure that you live up to your cultural values?
It means a lot to me, but I still hope South Africa can still invent more cultural events to educate the youth about their cultures. I have a bit of knowledge about my culture which I got through Miss Indoni’s experience and I am still trying every day to learn more about my culture through staying around the elders.
Other than modelling, what else do you do?
I am still doing my secondary level, but I am really considering to venture into stage acting and screen acting because I love being in front of the camera, that is my passion.
What advice would you give someone who hopes to have a modelling career?
Young people have so much fear to follow their dreams, but I do not believe fear can be a hindrance that can stop you from pursuing your dreams; you need to own your life and take charge as the CEO of your own life.
From Miss Indoni Venda 2017 to now, how have you grown?
I totally believe that I have grown up so much spiritually and mentally because I managed to conquer the fear I had before I entered Miss Indoni, I feel so much more confident to take anything that can come my way.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
My dream was to find myself one day joining a pageant and now that I managed to join Miss Indoni, my next target is to find myself as one of the finalists in one of the biggest pageants in the world, Miss South Africa pageant.
If you were given a platform to host your own pageant, what would it be?
Whatever I would host, it will have to include my culture, mvelele ya vhavenda..Aah.