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For some peo­ple, be­ing a PK (Pas­tor’s Kid) and living as a model can be a bit chal­leng­ing. How is that to you?

I do not find it a chal­ fact, I see it as a bless­ing be­cause my daddy guides me as a fa­ther and a spir­i­tual fa­ther at the same time. I man­age it the exact same way a nor­mal kid re­spects his/her fa­ther. He is a pas­tor, but still a fa­ther like any other lov­ing fa­ther the only dif­fer­ence is that he has the ti­tle Pas­tor.

You re­cently par­tic­i­pated in Polok­wane Top model com­pe­ti­tion. How has that im­pacted your mod­el­ling?

It's was an ex­quis­ite jour­ney. It has phe­nom­e­nally trans­formed me into some­one dif­fer­ent and it has ex­cep­tion­ally lifted my con­fi­dence. I feel that it has made my mod­el­ling ca­reer a lot brighter be­cause I def­i­nitely learned things I that never thought I was ca­pa­ble of, things like be­ing out­spo­ken etc. In this is­sue, we are prodi­giously en­thused by a young girl whose pas­sion lies at fol­low­ing her dreams with great de­sire and mak­ing sure that self-in­tegrity stays pos­i­tive. Karabo Ramoth­wala is a 17 year old from Bolobedu’s own vil­lage called “Mawa-Block 12” in Lim­popo Prov­ince. With her love for mod­el­ling and beauty as a whole, Karabo has par­tic­i­pated in nu­mer­ous beauty pageants where she was crowned for dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories. She has re­cently fin­ished her jour­ney in the search for Polok­wane’s Top model which took place on the 8th April (last month). The 17 year old opens up to Em­pow­ered about her pas­sion and life.

What drives you into mak­ing sure that you achieve your goals?

I live by the quote; "The man with­out a pur­pose is like a ship with­out a rud­der-a waif, a noth­ing, a no man" by To­mas Car­lyle. There­fore, I am ba­si­cally driven by God who cre­ated me for a pur­pose which I be­lieve is also to make a dif­fer­ence in peo­ple's lives. The fact that achiev­ing my goals can make a dif­fer­ence in some­body's life gives me tons of courage, be­cause there is noth­ing as pleas­ing as know­ing that you have made some­body's life a lot better than it was be­fore.

You are a model and have par­tic­i­pated in var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions, what is your best mem­ory through­out your mod­el­ling jour­ney?

My Best mem­ory will al­ways be hav­ing an op­por­tu­nity to meet and un­der­stand peo­ple dif­fer­ent from me. It ac­tu­ally made me re­al­ize how the say­ing; “mod­el­ling is only for pretty and con­fi­dent peo­ple" is not true, be­cause I my­self gained con­fi­dence through mod­el­ling.

Many young in­di­vid­u­als have given up on their dreams. What ad­vice can you give to them?

Not win­ning a pageant or mak­ing it into a cer­tain mod­el­ling cat­e­gory does not mean that you are less pretty than any of the other girls who have made it. In life you can't al­ways ex­pect to be the best be­cause one thing is for sure and that is that you are not per­fect and in Oder to value be­ing the best you will have to un­der­stand the mean­ing on be­ing noth­ing at all. Life is about win­ning and los­ing that is what makes it in­ter­est­ing. One thing I have learned from Mr R.J Ramoth­wala is that per­sis­tence and pa­tience are the ma­jor keys to achiev­ing your goals.

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