Empowered Youth Magazine - - NEWS - BY: PENNY MONA

The young self-driven and mo­ti­vated, Mamoshedi Nka­mone also known as De­siree was born the 08th Septem­ber 1998. Born and raised in a small vil­lage in Lim­popo known as Na­mak­gale from her hum­ble be­gin­nings as a child raised by her Grand­mother till she was 12 then she stayed with her mom and sib­lings. As other kids she was shy as a child, but when the glitz of the cam­era cap­tured her, she knew that it was ac­tu­ally what she loved do­ing and ever since 2016 af­ter be­ing ap­proached by a lo­cal pho­tog­ra­pher, she never looked back and just fell in love with Mod­el­ling.


She is one of the few who never got to look up to some­one, but to just look at pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ences and learn to pick her­self up from there and move on by mak­ing a state­ment out of the old to bring life to the new. Mamoshedi (in short Shedi) says; “be­ing pretty to her came nat­u­rally she never had to hus­tle for any­thing in­clud­ing weight but I just work out when I feel like it to keep the blood flow­ing” af­ter be­ing asked what does be­ing pretty meant to her. She added by say­ing ;“Even though I am a shy per­son, but once I take on the ramp ev­ery­thing hap­pens nat­u­rally which used to sur­prise me at first, but I love it and the beauty of it all just rev­els my other side to the peo­ple “

What in­spired you to en­ter into the beauty in­dus­try?

Well no one re­ally in­spired me, I just got a text from a pho­tog­ra­pher in 2016 ask­ing me if I was in­ter­ested in be­ing a model and I said yes. Then through­out 2016 while do­ing pho­to­shoots ev­ery month, I gained more ex­pe­ri­ence and fell in love with mod­el­ling.

What are you cur­rently work­ing on?

I was do­ing my first year in Elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing this year at Sir Val Dun­can TVET col­lege, but un­for­tu­nately I can’t af­ford to go back for next se­mes­ter since I have fi­nan­cial prob­lems in­stead I didn’t just sleep and cry about it but turned it into an op­por­tu­nity to ven­ture into other things am cur­rently busy with Mu­sic videos, mod­el­ling, judg­ing beauty pageants and am even host­ing my first beauty pageant called “Miss Beauty Pha­l­aborwa & beauty cur­va­ceous 2018 on the 7th July 2018

You sound so mo­ti­va­tional and driven what drives you?

What keeps me so driven is how I grew up, I wasn't a happy girl. I'd al­ways be sad the whole week just be­cause of my fam­ily back­ground prob­lem so that made me to be stronger. I re­al­ized that cry­ing will never take me any­where but a waste of my tears. Prob­lems are for­ever there but they shouldn't de­ter­mine our future. So I had to al­ways think pos­i­tive about my­self

So what does beauty with a pur­pose mean to you?

Beauty with a pur­pose to me means hav­ing a car­ing heart for your community, be­ing able to in­spire ev­ery­one around you and your­self. Be­ing your own idol and role model and hav­ing to never give up till you reach your des­tiny

Since June is all about the youth and women what does it mean to you and what do you think needs to be changed?

Through­out the com­ing month, I'm hop­ing on do­nat­ing blan­kets, san­i­tary tow­els and clothes to the needy. And I'll also be at The Face of Lim­popo com­pe­ti­tion on the 15 June. I think the only changes that need to be done is just the way of how the youth treat each other and the killing of our mother and sis­ters needs to be stopped by all means and we as the youth should learn to start work­ing to­gether in or­der to clear the path for our future gen­er­a­tional youth of to­mor­row by work­ing to­gether we will learn to re­spect each other

Please take us back to you be­ing crowned Miss PV 2017 and the packs it came with.

Well Miss PV was one of the amaz­ing pageants I en­joyed. Be­cause I lost be­fore I won. As Miss PV 2017 I to­tally learned how ev­ery fa­mous per­son felt (not brag­ging) but it al­ways feels good to be well-known by peo­ple you never though would know you. For me be­ing Miss PV was just open­ing other doors in mod­el­ling for me. Even though I’m just a ti­tle holder but noth­ing else in the PVSMF Com­pany I felt hon­oured to be Miss PV 2017.

What do you mean when you say you 'lost be­fore you won"?

I par­tic­i­pated in Miss PV 2016 and didn't win but I took it as les­son be­cause on the first one I was still new in the in­dus­try scared of the other con­stants be­cause I was still new and I felt they all knew what was ex­pected of them. So I learned that hav­ing ex­pe­ri­ence doesn’t make you bet­ter than some­one with­out any ex­pe­ri­ence hav­ing faith in my­self was all that I needed

What can you say to a young per­son read­ing this right now who also want to be like you?

All I can say is that don't be afraid to try out new things in life. When things get tough look back where you came from and if you haven’t reached where you go­ing just al­ways have faith in ev­ery­thing you do, never give up and give back to the community. So­cial Me­dia sites I'm on In­sta­gram @it­s_Shidi and @shedi_the_­model On Face­book @Miss Shidi_De­siree Nka­mone

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