Thabile Veronica Nkosi puts Her Beauty and Brains to Work







"I want to be able to show the world that you do not need to be hired for a job to make money but you can be your own boss using what talent or skill that you already possess, in my case, I am making use of my beauty and brains", says the gorgeous Thabile Veronica Nkosi, one of the entrants in the upcoming Miss SA Township peagent.

She is indeed a unique combination of both beauty and brains, that is without a doubt and the model seems to have her sights firmly set on taking the crown back home to her own 'township' of Mpumalanga.

We sat down with the lovely Thabile for a brief chat in which she gave us an insight into her modelling career, her family and most important of all, her hopes and aspirations. Below is how it all went down.





You recently entered the Miss SA township pagent, what preparations have you put in place in order for you to advance in this competition?



Thabile: As a township girl I believe putting the community before myself is an important thing because I am who I am today because of the community and any negativity or positivity that has come my way has built me up to be a better person. I am currently involved in many projects that are to help the community more especially the young girls. In simpler terms, I just want to involve the community in all that I am doing because this pageant in my own understand is about someone who can put the community before herself and be an inspiration to those around her and show them that everything is possible if you put your mind to it.



What do you think your chances of making it to the podium in the Miss SA Township pagent are?



Thabile: Receiving the great news that I was entering into the top 30 finalist as a public choice has really showed me that i had the support of the community and yes, I believe I have every chance of making it to the podium in this pageant!

It is not because of my beauty alone that I say this but also because of the love I have for my township that creates better chances for me. The support from my family and friends and still seeing the likes and shares of my pictures on the Miss SA township page reminds me that the community is behind me 100% and that makes me want to do my best and bring that crown back home with me.



In as far as the modelling, can you share with us some of your earliest memories?



Thabile: As a young girl, while i was still in primary school in fact, I entered into 2 pageants where i was crowed queen (Miss Nhlazatshe Summer). Back then modeling was just done for fun and very few of us understood the concept behind it.



When and where did your journey in the modelling business start?



Thabile: Growing up i was surrounded by people who couldn't understand my walk, I call it the "Natural Model walk" and because of the way I walked, people used to say "ngiyazitjela" (i am full of myself). I just believed in myself and that one day i would be crowned 'miss something' because of that same walk.



What is it that drew you towards pursuing a career in modelling?



Thabile: Finding a job is hard and most of the times people do jobs that they do not really like but because we grew up knowing that we need to work and we need to make money so people will do just about anything to fulfil the two aspects. Growing up with the saying: "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life" was what really brought me close to modeling. I believe that i will one day be able to pay my own fees and finish my degree (a BA in Public Management and Governance at the University of Johannesburg) and continue doing what I love.



Who were some of your role models growing up and why?



Thabile: My mother has always and will forever be my role model. She was such a calm person, eager to help everyone around her. She was a prayer warrior and everyone around her looked up to her. My father is also my role model because not every man wants to be part of his kids' lives after a mother dies and the fact that he still treats the first born as his own that gives me greater strength to want to be like him and have the love for people like he does. There's four of us, his biological children but he takes care of more than ten and our neighbours as well. He has a heart of GOLD and he is a praying father, I would be nothing without him and for that he is my role model



Besides the Miss SA township pagent, what else have you set your sights on for 2017?



Thabile: I want to finish my degree. I also want to groom other young kids who might want to pursue a modeling career. I want to help the youth create their own jobs with the help of our community council. As an individual I would want to see myself on the runway showcasing designer clothes and making a name for myself and MAYBE you might see me on the Miss SA pageant in future.



Can you share with us some of your aspirations?



Thabile: I want to fight poverty through my modeling career, create projects that will open jobs for people and promote education as it is a very important key to anyone's success.



Any memorable moments/highlights in your career thus far?



Thabile: Getting to meet people during a few video shoots, being part of the Voodoo photography team #LightsCameraAction and having the chance to interact with people via social media as part of my application for Miss SA Township are some of my fondest memories thus far.
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