A 12-year-old learner from Brebner Primary School in Bloemfontein will be representing the Free State at the International Junior Miss South Africa pageant next month.
Naledi Mphahlana is not a newcomer to the Bloemfontein pageant scene. She already has a number of beauty titles under her belt. This young beauty started taking part in pageants when she was only 5 years old and has since become a force to be reckoned with in the modelling world.
Her mother, Mamicky Nkabi-Nhlapho, told Bloemfontein Courant that her daughter has made the family proud. “Since she has started modelling many years ago she has won several pageants, and for her to be representing the province at the International Junior Miss South Africa, is a huge deal for us.
‘’Last year she won the Miss Environment 2019 tittle, which paved the way for her to partake on this big stage. She was also chosen as a finalist in the miss Pre-Teen Free State pageant in July last year,’’ said Nkabi-Nhlapo.
She said that with the help of family and friends her daughter is currently leading in the voting leg of the competition. “I can just imagine how well she will do if the whole Mangaung community also vote.”
Naledi said she is extremely excited to represent the Free State for this sought-after title. “I would like to thank my family and friends for the support they have shown to me. I love modelling and my number one goal is to see myself one day becoming Mangaung’s first Miss Universe.”
To vote for Naledi, SMS PRTN09 to 35397 at R3 per SMS. – Lebakeng Nkabi