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. MISS PV 2017 TAKES US ON HER MODELLING JOURNEY.
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.
“I LOST BEFORE I WON”
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