Linda Chester, Business-minded Model
Having been raised by his mother and step father, due to his father working away from home. Linda Chester credits his mother for all the support and love he has been getting from his large family as he has 21 siblings.
“I was raised and groomed by my mother and my step father who made me the man that I am today, this happened while my biological father was away for work. I have one younger sibling on my mother’s side whom I have developed a good relationship with over the years. I also have about 21 siblings on my father’s side which I know some of you find it hard to believe but it’s the honest truth that my father was pretty busy,” says Linda chuckling.
Education is important regardless of whatever career path or talent one has. It enables one to make better informed decisions hence Linda is in full support of it. He completed his high school last year at Ngwane Park High School. Currently he is a tertiary student at PC Training and Business College, studying Business Administration. “I love business as such I was one of the best Business Studies pupils in High School. And last but not least, I am a model and a Marketing Manager of a modelling agency called PULSE MODELS SWAZILAND which happens to be the best agency in Swaziland because it offers good services and has beautiful qualified models.” Pulse Agency
“Well I was discovered by my younger sister, Kiki Chester who is also a Model Manager for PULSE. So it happened that one Saturday this year she called me and invited me to a photo-shoot hosted by Pulse Models Swaziland which was held at Madonsa Guest House. So during the shoot the Director of the agency Khanyakwezwe Stix Mamba, saw something in me in a way that he actually suggested I partake in that shoot which was my first photo- shoot ever as a model. So I did that and gave it my best, two weeks later I was signed at Pulse Models Swaziland,” he says. Linda was a part of the SADAC FASHION SHOW 2017 which was hosted in September. It was his first show and naturally he was little nervous especially on the first day.
It is always inspiring to see models respecting and promoting local brands. Linda is also one model who has taken a liking to not just promoting local brands for money but because he genuinely considers them good. YOUNIQUE WEAR, is one of those brands that Linda loves and he says during one of t heir shoots was the highl i g ht f or hi m because he got the opportunity to be fea-
tured with one of Swaziland’s best model and motivational speaker Sakhelo Nkambule.
“I learnt a lot from this young man especially how to make a nd maintain a good profile, which is one of the good things about modeling, you get to meet new a nd interesting people. One thing about me that you should know is that I never dress to impress unless it benefits me.I am a classic kind of person. I love suits especially the vintage collection because apart from the fact t hat t hey l ook good on me, they actua l l y