19 YEARS AND MORE THAN 10 TITLES…
At 19 years old and has more than 10 titles to his name. Raised by a single parent in a small village alongside Tzaneen, known as N'wamitwa. His name is Dzunisani Goodwell Mathye, well known as Goodwell in the modelling industry. Was in the top 44 finalists of the face of Polokwane, which was held on the 30th June and also upgrading his matric at Rostec Technical FET College, since he did not meet the required APS to go study Tourism management, which demonstrates that he is such a go-getter. Being the only child to his mother, one may assume that he was held like an egg, but no, Goodwell tells Empowered that his mother toughened her hand on raising him and she taught him about responsibility, respect and honesty.
WHEN DID YOU START MODELLING AND WHAT DROVE YOU TO IT?
I started modelling at a young age and that was around 2007 when I entered Mr. and Miss Shongani and won 1st Prince, but it was one of those caprices I didn't push up to. In 2015, I was driven by a girl called, Eva Baloyi. The day she was crowned Miss Sevengwana, I asked myself if my home girl could make it, why would not I.I then got started in 2016 and I entered Face of Polokwane competition, which was tough and I didn't make it, but I gained this huge confidence that amazed me also I kept on entering Mr. and Miss Sevengwana and I was crowned Mr. Sevengwana. From there, I won 11 titles until now and I then realized, indeed a journey of thousands miles start with a single step.
IMPRESSIVE 11 TITLES!! SO WHAT'S YOUR MOST RECENT ACHIEVEMENT?
My recent Achievement is having the privilege to be one of the 44 finalists of Face of Polokwane 2018 which will be held on the 30 June.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT BEING SO CLOSE AND WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR IT?
I am feeling ecstatic and nervous as well, but my hopes for it would be, crowned the King as I have been competing in this pageant for the past 2 years and walking away with best male dresser and male top model nothing is as hard as that but am willing to do my best.
HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR COOL DURING SUCH TIMES?
I keep my cool by being prepared at all times, I tell myself that nobody is perfect in that way, it makes me believe I can and I do, but not forgetting to put God first.
SO WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AT IN 5 YEARS TO COME IN TERMS OF MODELLING AND CAREER WISE?
In the next 5 years, I see myself owning my own multi-million company, I also see myself being signed by the biggest agency and also owning the crown of Mr South Africa also seeing my current project “Face of Valoyi Vatsonga cultural Village” grow big.
WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DREAM SO BIG?
I look up to people like, Happy Rikhotso. He is young, has his own online magazine, which any young person can think of, but not act and he is also running his own campaign, business, and his current job. I am therefore driven to start my own venture, because in my village, things are not happening. I am standing out to establish a lot of things so I can inspire other young people to be responsible in life and create opportunities.