A HUM­BLE AND DOWN TO EARTH PRINCESS

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he de­scribes her­selfa­pure Swazi girl, Te­makhosi Princess Dlamini was crowned Miss Cul­tural 1st Princess. The 18 year old said she is go­ing for her first year at Work­ers Uni­ver­sity Col­lege. “I’m a Chris­tian, hum­ble and down to earth.” Af­ter win­ning Miss Cul­tural her­itage Eswa­tini as the 1st Princess she says she felt­somerry.“Iknew God was show­ing his­great­nessthrough me, my life has changed greatly, I am now the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of young girls is the coun­try which means I should make sure that I’m a good­ex­am­ple­coun­try­wide,” With her role she hopestocre­ateaplat­formwhere­byy­outh could be taught about the im­por­tance of keep­ing cul­ture. For ex­am­ple: broad­cast­ing it on ra­dios and so­cial me­dia

“To make an im­pactinthe­so­ci­ety I had planned to start an or­ga­ni­za­tion­wherewe can­teachthey­outh more es­pe­cially young girls how tomake­tra­di­tional jewelry like emagcebe­sha so thatthey­don’tget tempted in tak­ing drugs and early sex­ual ac­tiv­i­ties which can spread STDs.” She says she has en­tered Miss Work­ers Uni­ver­sity Col­lege beauty pageant andMis­sCul­tural her­itageWUCthis year and won 1st Princess in both com­pe­ti­tions.

She says win­ning the tow pegeants was not enough as she is still to join more pageants “I would re­ally love to take a step fur­ther and en­ter more pageants in the fu­ture, maybe Mis­sEswa­tin­ioreven Mis­sCul­tur­alHer­itage African.”

“My goal is to achieve aca­dem­i­cally through hard­ship. So when I look at women like Khosi Dlamini who is my big sis­ter and role model I re­ally get in­spired to work hard each­day.She’syoung but liv­ing the life of her dreams al­ready.”

Asked what she thinksabout­theSwazi cul­ture the 1st princess said she can­not imag­ine be­ing Swazi. “I think Swazi cul­ture is the best. I’m not try­ing to brag but imag­ine not be­ing a Swazi, oh I can’t. Many can agree with me on that Swazi cul­ture at­tracts many celebri­ties who tend­to­comeas­t­ourists to learn more about our cul­ture. They usu­ally visit Eswa­tini dur­ing the Umh­langa reed dance, Incwala, Lusek­wane, ema­ganu and many more.”

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