Man teaches Miss SA how to walk
KGOMOTSO Seboko says it’s all in the walk.
The model trainer, who has been working with reigning Miss SA Ntandoyenkosi Kunene in preparation for the Miss Universe finals later this month, said her walking technique will win her the title.
Seboko of KS Modelling Academy in the Johannesburg CBD admitted that it was an anomaly to find a male teaching a woman to walk for a beauty pageant, an industry dominated by females.
Ntando will raise the South African flag on January 30 in Manila, Philippines.
“When designers and brands design clothes, they have the model in mind,” said Seboko.
“When the model puts on the otherwise lifeless garments, it is their walk that accentuates the design. Walking like a video vixen or Victoria’s Secret model gives you confidence and makes you victorious, compared to walking slow and slumpy.”
He said the walking trend on fashion ramps is all about taking a longer stride, while picking one foot to take over from the other.
“Ntando’s strength is her dominant left foot, which is unlike most South African girls. This not only makes her unique but also competitive as this is a popular stride on the international modelling scene.”
Seboko and Kunene met in 2013, when he was part of the training team at Miss Mpumalanga in Nelspruit. The beauty queen chose Seboko to train her because of the personal relationship that was forged back then.
Her training regime involved finding the perfect wardrobe, a killer walk, and being mentally aware of the current socioeconomic affairs of the country and the world.
Kunene is confident about doing better than she did at Miss World where she didn’t place. “Miss World and Miss Universe are two different pageants. Miss Universe focuses on an elegant, smart woman and I am confident that I am all of that.”
She said it was crucially important that she brings this crown home for the first time in the new South Africa. “We have a Miss World post-1994. It would be great to add Miss Universe.” She leaves this morning for the Philippines.
Miss SA Ntandoyenkosi Kunene and Kgomotso Seboko during their walk training session in preparation for Miss Universe.