Your new Mr Gar­den Rou­te hails from P­let­ten­berg Bay

Knysna-Plett Herald - - News - Text: S­te­fan Goo­sen / P­ho­to: Sup­p­lied by Ace Mo­dels Knys­na and P­lett

P­let­ten­berg Bay is now the proud host of the Mr Gar­den Rou­te tit­le af­ter 23-y­e­ar-old Ga­vin Gains­ford re­cent­ly be­at his op­po­nents for the cro­wn at the Wil­der­ness Ho­tel. Gains­ford, from Ace Mo­dels, was born and bred in New Ho­ri­zons, Bi­tou w­he­re he at­ten­ded For­mo­sa P­ri­ma­ry and la­ter ma­tri­cu­la­ted at P­let­ten­berg­baai Se­con­da­ry S­chool in 2012. One of his fa­vou­ri­te sub­jects was con­su­mer stu­dies. “But as I got ol­der I lost in­te­rest and found a lo­ve for mo­del­ling and fashi­on,” says Gains­ford, ad­ding that mo­del­ling has hel­ped his self-con­fi­den­ce, es­pe­ci­al­ly af­ter win­ning the first pa­ge­ant he en­te­red, Mr Knys­na/P­lett 2017. The Mr South A­fri­ca ho­pe­ful’s ad­vi­ce to young­sters and es­pe­ci­al­ly bud­ding young mo­dels is that you are ne­ver too old to re­ach for your dre­ams. “With con­fi­den­ce, re­spect, by re­mai­ning hum­ble and sur­roun­ding your­self with po­si­ti­ve pe­op­le, I be­lie­ve that ma­ny doors can o­pen for you.”

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