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About Ntando Kunene, the lady who stole Khaya Mthethwa’s heart

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Ntando Kunene is a South African model best known for winning the 2016 Miss South Africa pageant.

Ntandoyenkosi is a qualified teacher and recently finished her honours in Curriculum issues from Wits. Like the women produced by Miss SA in the last 50 years, she always wanted to make an appreciable difference to the society in which she lives.

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, the first black woman to obtain a PhD in Mathematics Education and who also runs an Adopt-A-Learner foundation, is an inspiration to Ntandoyenkosi.

In her spare time, she loves going to the movies or meeting up with “my girls” for a meal.

Her message to girls and young women: “Most women succeed against all odds. I say start writing your own story.”

Other facts about Ntando Kunene

  1.  In her spare time, Ntandoyenkosi engages with young girls on the importance of education in South Africa.
  2.  In 2012, Ntando Kunene was crowned Miss Mamelodi Sundowns Gauteng , and walked away with R70 000.
  3.  Her message to girls and young women: “Most women succeed against all odds. I say start writing your own story.”
  4.  Ntando Kunene was born 1993, in Mkhonto, Mpumalanga.
  5.  Ntando Kunene was a finalist of Miss Earth South Africa 2012.
  6.  Ntando started modelling from the age of four, winning her first title as Miss Raindrop during a local festival held back home. By the time she was six, she knew that this would be something that would be an integral part of her life.
  7.  In fact when she was young, her mother enrolled her at a modelling school at the age of 11 to help groom her and achieve her reality of today.
  8.  Since Ntando turned 18,  she started sending in her applications for Miss SA and  was never chosen…then in 2014 she made it through to the Top 33.
  9. When she’s on her own, her secret pleasure is singing. One of her best things to do is spending alone time.  She enjoys her own company

 

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