The year 2020 left many local productive minds stranded, furious and depressed because musicians lost their gigs due to COVID-19. Just as it did with local artists and music promoters, the coronavirus lockdown also shuttered the pageantry industry. In an interview with SinGwen Models, the organisation’s co-founder Sindi Dambuza said COVID-19 restrictions affected them negatively.
“In 2020, we were unable to host events like we used to do in previous years,” Dambuza said. “We were supposed to host a Face of Sin-Gwen Models event and a fashion show in June. We also couldn’t host our Mr and Miss Teen Diepsloot in September. It was a tough year, which affected our plans for the north side.”
However, SinGwen Models managed to host a modeling competition on 11 December 2020 at Jerusalem Lounge where they crowned Cosmo City and Diepsloot teen models.
Sin-Gwen Models is an organization that trains teenage models and get them ready for beauty pageants.
“Since we could not host our Mr and Miss Teen Diepsloot due to COVID-19, we decided to have one big event and crown everyone at once, including the face of Sin-Gwen Models.”
In order to be a successful model Dambuza said it is important to be always humble. “Be yourself, be comfortable in your own skin, and never allow people to tell you what to do. Put yourself first and carry yourself like a king or queen in whatever you do. Believe in yourself.
Trust me; you’ll make it in the modeling industry.”
The event was a success, Dambuza said. “Parents were happy and supportive. We are thankful for the support we got from the owner of the venue Mr Big Boy Mazibuko and the management Trigger Finger Inch. I would also like to thank the sponsorship we got from the Sasol Garage; a special shout out to Mr Albert Khoza and Musa Nufsed Makhunga from Nufsed Entertainment.”
At Sin-Gwen Models, Dambuza said, they make sure that they spend much time with their models teaching them different things. “Our aim is to offer boys and girls an opportunity to gain their confidence boosting up their self-esteem. We teach them how to walk as a model and how to answer questions when they enter beauty pageants. We will open 2021 auditions soon.”
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