Fly­ing high with looks

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King William’s Town res­i­dent Ani­tar Bacela has made it to the semi­fi­nals of Miss Ea­gles South Africa 2018.

Bacela, 20, fell in love with mod­el­ling at a very young age.

“I used to pre­tend I was walk­ing on the ramp or pre­sent­ing on ra­dio or tele­vi­sion when I was at home. I’ve al­ways loved be­ing beau­ti­ful and be­ing looked at.

“I used to wear cer­tain clothes that would draw at­ten­tion, and I en­joyed all of that,” she said.

“Win­ning Miss Ea­gle SA would be a great hon­our for me, as I’m very fond of mod­el­ling and I as­pire to be a me­dia per­son­al­ity, not just for fame but to em­power young peo­ple.”

Bacela said if she won the pageant, she would visit schools to mo­ti­vate pupils.

“I just want to bring about change in my com­mu­nity and coun­try. Young peo­ple are ex­posed to a lot of things in so­ci­ety and lack self-love and con­fi­dence,” she said

“We al­ways al­low our back­grounds to weigh us down, tend­ing to be­lieve the per­cep­tions of oth­ers most of the time.

“I want to show peo­ple that there is hope and beauty within them. Mostly I want fo­cus on ru­ral ar­eas. It is vi­tal to give back to the com­mu­nity.”

She said her jour­ney was not easy but with de­ter­mi­na­tion and fo­cus, she had man­aged to achieve on var­i­ous lev­els.

“I al­ways look for mo­ti­va­tion to get geared up and in­spired.”

Bacela ex­plained that for one to reach the semi­fi­nals, one must ac­cu­mu­late 6,000 points.

These points are earned by do­ing char­ity work, me­dia en­gage­ments and pub­lic speak­ing.

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SOAR­ING TO SEMIS: Ani­tar Bacela has made it to the semi­fi­nals of Miss Ea­gles SA

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