Limpopo teen set to compete on global beauty stage

Moyahabo Mabeba

Look for her name in lights!

At only 14-years-of-age, beauty queen Mosa Nkwashu from Mahwelereng in Limpopo is already preparing to represent South Africa at the International Junior Miss 2021 in Florida, scheduled for 30 November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando.

The event is organised to encourage positive achievement by helping to develop and strengthen self-awareness among the youth and young women. 

Scholarships and awards are presented to individuals based on achievement throughout the weekend of the competition and service throughout the year as an International Junior Miss titleholder.

Mosa said through her ongoing charity initiatives she wants to encourage positive attitudes among the youth throughout Africa.

“I will be representing my country. This is a huge opportunity which I will carry in my heart. It also gives me the opportunity and responsibility to raise my country’s flag on the beauty stages,” she said. 

She got her first big break when she won the 2016 Miss Valentine at Pretoria’s Curro Thatchfield High School.

After that her silverware cabinet began to fill up with crowns, such as Miss Centurion Schools 2018, Miss Gauteng Teen 2019 and Miss Supranational Grand Supreme 2019.

Mosa represented South Africa at the Festival Model and Talent Festival World in Antalya, Turkey in 2018, where she won the Grand Prix Supreme.

Her mother Khensani said Mosa’s love for modelling and beauty pageants began at an early age.

“She insisted I find her a professional modelling coach. From her childhood, she has been passionate about beauty pageantry and moving with fashion trends,” said Khensani.