#tbt...First Show i took part in.
...And i remember like it happened yesterday. Leaving home on my own for Gauteng for the very first, i told a friend to go cast with me, she agreed. We were suppose to go to Pretoria(where the castings took place) but she suggested we go to Joburg, we will go to Pretoria the following morning. I agreed, afterall she was always in Joburg she knew the place very well. Spent my Friday night clubbing in hillbrow when i needed to sleep with everyone puffing their cigarette, came saturday morning we didn't go to Pretoria. Saturday evening slept in a taxy with other Swazis, with no blanket, i hadn't prepaired for that, had ran out of battery and couldn't comnunicate with my siblings or mama. Sunday came i went back home, had to explain not only why my phone was off, but apparently the friend had told my sister i left with some guy, i had more than one explaining to do, and sadly though i had left home with enough money to book myself into a hotel for 2 nights i hadn't even been to the auditions. Told mama what went down luckily she believed me. A month later saw the very same page doing second auditions, showed my mom she said i could attend. I decided this time around im doing this on my own. My big bru told me a hotel i could use and it was closer to the venue, got the and got 'yes' from all the judges. I can't even explain how i felt. Im 1.70 metres, runway female models have to be 1.75 metres tall upwards. I stubbornly refused being shorter was gonna stand in the way of my dreams but then, talent is cheap, what makes a difference is drive determination and old plain fashion stubbornness. I was just an ordinary girl but I knew that a priviledge of a lifetime is being who you are and a journey of a thousand miles begin with a simple step. Modelling Isn't easy, been told by a designer once that i couldn't walk for him cause i had a pretty face and people will look at my face instead of the garment, been told i wasn't black, or black enough.
Blessed to have a supportive family. But hy, start where you are, with fear, with doubts, with your voice trembling. Start now and never look back. ❤