RIVERSDALE NEWS - A young woman who studied in town is a runner-up in the Miss Bachelorette SA competition.
Ncumisa Madikane (30) grew up in Plettenberg Bay and is currently based in Gauteng, but she owes her present status as a runner-up in the Miss Bachelorette SA to the Hessequa College campus of the South Cape College.
"I have always had a passion for hair," says Madikane. "I moved to Riversdale to study level 2 hairdressing at the Hessequa campus. Mrs. Chrystinah Dyonase was not only my teacher but also my mentor. She inspired and encouraged me and I thank her for her amazing support."
After qualifying she moved to Gauteng, following her dream to establish her salon, LoveMyDoByNcu.
One of the highlights of her career was definitely when she had an opportunity to style Beyonce's dancers during the international star's show at the Global Citizen Festival. "Never in my wildest dreams have I thought about styling such huge people, but I thank God and I am grateful for that blessing."
The Bachelorette pageant is an empowerment project for women. "I aim to give unmarried, mature women recognition and honour through philanthropy, fashion and beauty.
This is the only pageant in the country that focuses on women between 25 and 50 years old, who are unmarried and independent, whether they have children or not." She has two children of her own.
"I am proud to have represented Hessequa College and to have made my teacher proud. I am also proud to represent my home town and the rest of the Garden Route."
People voting for her will increase her chances of winning. Vote by sending an SMS 'MBSA Ncumisa' to 33282.
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