Meghan Pearl Kurrama, an educator at Dr Böhmer Special Skills School, who has always had a passion for modelling, is now the Face of Beauty South Africa. She was scouted by Adele Kapp, the National Director of Face of Beauty South Africa.
Kurrama told Bloemfontein Courant that she entered the Face of Beauty pageant because she wanted to do something that has meaning. The competition stands for more than just what you look like. It is more about what you can do for others. Kurrama was chosen not just for her obvious beauty but for her continuous involvement with charity work. The fact that she gives back to the community has played a huge role.
She described her participation in the words, “Beauty with a purpose.”
Kurrama has entered many pageants before, including Miss Free-State where she was crowned 1st Princess and she was the 1st Princess for Miss Mamelodi Free State and Model of the Year for Free State Fashion Week.
She is a full-time educator and models part time. She has also had appearances in the SA magazine, People. “My biggest motivation has to be my grandmother. She did not have the opportunity to dream and become whatever she wanted to become, but she still pushes me in the direction of my dreams. Queen Latifah is also someone I dearly look up to, because she reminds one to always stay humble,” she added. She also believes in what Tyler Perry says, “No matter where you come from, you determine where you are going and how it is going to end”.
Kurrama will be representing South Africa at the Face of Beauty pageant in the Philippines early November.