By Clementine Mogami
Young women came in their numbers at the Cosmo City Multipurpose Centre on last Saturday to do a screen test for the running of the new Face of Cosmo City 2014 competition. Girls and ladies aged from about 16 to 26, in their beautiful clothes and make-up, got ready for the cat walk and pose at about 14Hr00. The girls needed to convince the audience why they deserve to be the face of Cosmo.
Tebogo Sheela, founder of Tee Models and Image Consulting, organized ladies from Tee Models and used social network to give details of how others can also enter this pageant. One of the contestants, Boineelo Molebiemang a third year journalism student at the University of Johannesburg, said that she joined the competition because she wants to make a positive difference in the media industry. “I am passionate and my heart is married to modeling. I also want to inspire young people who want to be models,” said the 22 year old Molebiemang. She concluded that “modeling is not only about having a beautiful face. If you have brains and a beautiful body, you can still do it.”
The organizer of the pageant, Richard Ntjana, said they have not yet finalized on winner prizes. “We have not yet finalized what the winner will get but the top 10 will definitely get bursaries,” said Ntjana. He also explained that there will be an SMS line that the viewers will use to vote for their favourite contestants when the video clips start being shown on SABC1’s Yo.TV in September after the final auditions to be held at the beginning of September.
Ntjana and Sheela were also on Metro fm with Sibusiso Leope, popularly known as Dj Sbu, this past Saturday to promote the pageant. John Ingleby from Yo.TV said that there will be a celebrity panel of judges at the finals but the list has not yet been finalized. “However, Akhumzi Jezile, former Yo.TV presenter and actor, confirmed with us that he will definitely be the MC,” said Ingleby. The finals will take place at the Multipurpose Centre on Saturday, 27 September 2014. The new face of Cosmo City will be crowned on that day.