Flying high with looks
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.
SOARING TO SEMIS: Anitar Bacela has made it to the semifinals of Miss Eagles SA