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NDULAMISO TALKS TO EM­POW­ERED YOUTH ABOUT HER JOUR­NEY TO MISS IN­DONI VENDA 2017 AND REP­RE­SENT­ING HER CUL­TURE. By Happy Rikhotso

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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.

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