Limpopo Beauty Modelling Academy hosted their 7th annual Award- and Graduation Fashion Show at a local lodge on Saturday and rewarded the models for their hard work over the past year.
More than 400 guests attended the event and 39 models aged 4 to 26 participated in the show.
Twenty-five models graduated and were presented with custom-made graduation caps and gowns.
“The academy is all about grooming young girls to become confident young ladies who are motivated to achieve their goals and become role models in their communities,” Katryn Cilliers, owner of the academy, explained.
“It is such an honour to see these young shy girls transform into top models,” she said.
The academy also awarded Limpopo Beauty Ambassador sashes to all the hard working models.
For Cilliers this wat truly a night to remember. “Many kids are being bullied at school and at the academy we aim at building these girls’ self-esteem through a variety of fun fashion shows, photo shoots and other events. I am so proud of my models.
Their hard work and persistence inspires me daily,” she said.
The following awards were made on the evening:
Best Level 1 A: Paballa Selelo
Best Level 1 B: Keorapetse Mashishi
Best Level 2 A: Rebotile Letshedi
Best Level 2 B: Charmaine Mkosi
Best Level 3: Michelle Fox
Exams level 1:
Best Evening: Keorapetse Mashishi
Best Interview: Paballo Selolo
Best Photographic: Tokollo Masekoameng
Exams level 2 A:
Best Evening: Manto Shahi
Best Interview: Rebotile Letshedi
Best Photographic: Palesa Masimene
Exams level 2 B:
Interview: Nyeleti Sketana
Exams level 3:
Best Evening: Michelle Fox
Best Interview: Reneilwe Mailula
Best Photographic: Wilita Lee
Tzaneen Top Models: Bonolo Makgoba (Jr) and Jeanne-mari de Jonge (Snr)
Polokwane Top Models: Rebotile Letshedi (Jr) and Michelle Fox (Snr)
Mokopane Top Models: Wilita Lee (Jr) and Keorapetse Mashishi (Snr)
Overall Best Junior: Washu Hlabioa
Overall Best Senior: Michelle Fox
Little Rising Star Award: Pabalo Selolo
Most Dedicated Model: Moshibudi Makgato
Beauty with a Purpose: Kamogelo Makgato
Best Photogenic: Vonani Shikwambana
Diamond Award: Wilita Lee
Best Newcomer: Evette Geyser
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