MIXING studies, fun and hobbies could hamper one’ success in life, and that’s exactly the message Phoebe Mphahlele has for her peers.
Aiming for the stars…Phoebe Mphahlele is eyeing for the MESA 2018
Since childhood, the 22 year-old Tsimanyane village-born in the Sekhukhune area had an eye on model but her parents advised her to first complete her matric before she could persuade career in modeling and like a good child she obliged.
Today Phoebe is finally reaping the rewards of her parent’s advised as she is celebrating double, first as the Bachelor of Commerce and Economic student at the University of Limpopo, and secondly as the finalist in the Miss Eagle SA 2018.
“It was not easy to turn my blind eye on something which I like most-modeling, but sacrifices were to be made and today I am thankful to my parents’ advises and I am now living my dream as a model. Being in the finalist as Miss Eagle SA means a lot to me, more so because this is a big platform as MESA provide a platform to empower young women to grow and develop themselves by making a positive impact in their communities,” said Phoebe
Apart from empowering us with growth and development, added Phoebe who is also writing a book titled War of Growth-based on her journey of battling through high school into university: “MESA has honoured us with the lifetime title to be automatically conferred upon the successful completion of this contest, to recognize and empower us. I am also addressed as Her Highness Phoebe Mphahlele Royale Princess of MESA.”
Like other MESA finalists, Phoebe received the privileges of being Motofind.co.za Ambassador (a website where you list your vehicle for free)
Phoebe’s love for modeling started at a young age after she was encouraged by teachers to enter for Miss Creche at Tsimanyane viallage where she cut her teeth. The passion was ignited in 2011, ten years after her parents relocated to Sedimothole section at Seleteng village, Ga-Mphahlele.
Among contests she entered at her new found home was Miss Mathabe Primary then Miss Winter in Polokwane in 2011.
“That was when my parents advised me to shift my focus from modeling and concentrate on my education until I complete my matric,” recalled Phoebe.
Phoebe bounced back to modeling in 2016 after a five year break, this after she had just complete her matric. She entered two contents on the same year, Miss Originality and Miss Lebowakgomo where she finished as 2nd Princess on both occasions.
In 2017 she was crowned 1st Princess in Miss Hope (Polokwane) before she could try her luck in MESA where she went through all the stages until she became the finalist.
“Entering MESA was exciting because this has also gave me self-confidence as I can confidently speak in front of huge group of people. More over the MESA platform has helped me to brand myself as well,” said Phoebe who can also be reached on social media on Facebook: Phoebe Mphahlele Miss Eagle SA 2018 Finalist_Limpopo.
Phoebe is among 15 contestants from Limpopo who are vying for the MESA crown in Durban at Suncoast Casino in a sold out event on December 17.
In order to help her win Miss Eagle Limpopo, she need to get votes through sms. To vote for her SMS Phoebe to 35334 at R3 per sms.