7 December 2020

Byline: Levhuwani Matumba

Aphelele Nomangola was crowned Jnr Teen of Miss Teen South Africa 2020‭ ‬1st Princess‭.‬

The event took place this year October in Gauteng‭. ‬

According to the Grade 11‭ ‬learner at Kiriyatswane Secondary School‭, ‬she saw Miss Teen SA advert online and decided to fill in the forms‭. ‬

“Part of my task was to donate clothes to a local orphanage‭, ‬of which I did‭,‬”‭ ‬said Aphelele adding that she was surprised when she received news that she made it to the finals‭. ‬

The reason why she was allocated to the Junior Teen category was because of her age‭. ‬

“After scooping 2nd Princess title at the Miss Ekasi 2019‭ ‬in Evander Fortis Hotel‭, ‬I realized it is possible‭,‬”‭ ‬Aphelele added‭. ‬

Preparing for the whole competition was not easy due to COVID-19‭, ‬as she had to practice everything on her own‭, ‬including the walk and how to answer the questions‭. ‬

“Arriving at the event on the big day I was scared because all the girls were beautiful‭, ‬so I was expecting anything‭.‬

I also convinced myself that I am perfect in my own way and whoever win deserves it‭.‬

When they called out my name‭, ‬I could not believe it”

Her future includes entering Miss South Africa one day‭. ‬

Aphelele appeals to the individuals and businesses to sponsor her as she will represent South Africa in Turkey next year‭.‬

She needs a R50‭ ‬000‭ ‬donation‭, ‬of which R5‭ ‬000‭ ‬should be paid by December 2020‭ ‬to book her space‭. ‬

At the end of the conversation‭, ‬she appealed to the community of Govan Mbeki Municipality to use her so that she can improve her‭ ‬public speaking capability‭. ‬

Potential sponsors can reach her at 079‭ ‬316‭ ‬2659‭. ‬