Only two months into her reign, Miss Limpopo 2019 Charmaine Nkosi already has her sights set on the coveted Miss South Africa title.
The bubbly 22-year old beauty from Fauna Park, Polokwane believes she has all it takes to win the coveted title.
She believes her experience in the modelling industry will catapult her to greater heights. She was recently shortlisted for Miss Elite South Africa and was scouted by Kim Meyers from New York modelling agency for acting and commercial advertisement.
She says before she enters the Miss South Africa pageant she wants to garner more experience and complete her studies.
“I still have lot to do, I want to change people’s lives as Miss Limpopo. I am passionate about youth development and I want to make a sustainable difference in people’s lives. I want to help eradicate poverty as well as fight the scourge of nyaope and teenage pregnancy in the province. I further want to help young people to get bursaries and to see all young unemployed graduates finding work,” she said.
“I also need to grow my brand as Miss Limpopo and complete my studies because one of the prerequisites of Miss South Africa is that one needs to be studying towards a certain qualification or possess any form of qualification. I am enrolled for a project management course at one of the tertiary institutions in the city. I want go for the title in 2021, I will be 25, would have graduated and have more experience,” Nkosi added.
Nkosi said over the last two months she learnt a lot about the pageant.
“I did a lot of humanitarian work and I went to interesting places. I went to Seleteng village in Ga-Mphahlele with Baroka Football Club when they presented the Telkom Knockout trophy to the traditional authority in the area. It was a heart-warming experience. I also went to Moletjie for their annual Moletjie Day celebration in December and relished interacting with the people there. I met the king and it was an awesome experience,” concluded Nkosi.
Miss Limpopo joins Limpopo Beauty Modeling Academy
Miss Limpopo 2019, Charmaine Nkosi has rejoined Limpopo Beauty Modelling Academy and her mentor Katryn Celliers, founder and owner of the academy.
Nkosi was one the first models at the academy in 2016 before joining ACE Models Polokwane in April last year.
The former Miss Humanity South Africa said she could have chosen any modelling agency in Polokwane but opted for Limpopo Beauty Modeling Academy because it aligned well with her objectives. “I have seen how they operate and the efforts they make to reach out to the underprivileged persons. They are doing lots of community work and again there is a camaraderie among the models,” Nkosi said.
She added that she will be able to build her brand and grow as a model by working with Celliers. “I will be able to do the things I love and I will be able to go for acting auditions and castings for commercials. I want to give back to the community and the academy will help me in that regard,” Nkosi remarked.
Celliers said they were delighted to have Nkosi back at the academy.
“We had a lot of success in training her in the past which contributed to her winning the Miss Limpopo title. We plan on supporting her to advance to the next level and truly make a sustainable difference in the province. We are sharing her joy after winning such a big title and as Miss Limpopo 2012. I welcome her to the sisterhood”.
She further stated that through the academy, Nkosi will be signed on Kids on Camera, an agency for television and magazine commercials in Johannesburg. “We are the exclusive scouts for the agency and we are planning on building Charmaine’s modelling career,” concluded Celliers.
Story and photo: Herbert Rachuene