Influencing a positive generation of young girls through pageantry

By Basetsana Makhalemele

A confident girl has the power to make real change. This is according to Miss Teenager South Africa 2018 title holder and pageant director, Katlego Ncala, who admittedly has seen and used the power of the sash.

The 19-year old from Johannesburg says confidence always leads to great things.

Ncala, who was crowned Miss Teen World in 2015, believes that one can start the real change in their local community and go on to influence the world.

Through the Miss Teenager South Africa pageant, which takes place during youth month, she encourages every young girl to be courageous, be herself, and continue to define what it means to be confidently beautiful.

“I am very excited for Miss Teenager South Africa to be back this year. We are more than just a beauty pageant, we look at different aspects, empowerment and uplifting young people in our communities,” says Ncala.

She is also the reigning Miss Teenager South Africa 2018. The ambitious teenager says she has gained a lot from this title.

The pageant is licensed under the Miss Teenager Universe organization - a beauty pageant that empowers young ladies to develop the confidence they need to be their personal best.

This year’s winner is billed to represent the country at the highly coveted Miss Teenager Universe pageant to be held in August 2019, in Guatemala City. The winner also walks away with a bursary from T&T Academy amongst other prizes.

“We always look for an ambitious, confident and inspirational teenager who is a role model for South African girls and embody the message of Girl Power and Youth,” Ncala said.

About the pageant director

Katlego Ncala is the reigning Miss Teenager South Africa 2018,

She was selected by the Miss   Teenager Organization to be an ambassador. She represented South Africa at the Miss Teenager Universe pageant in Mexico and won Miss Teenager Earth 2018

Ncala is also a television presenter on YoTV, a philanthropist working through the Katlego Ncala Foundation

She is an entrepreneur who has gained directorship to the Miss Teenager AFRICA Pageants.

Ncala’s role in the youth of South Africa is an impactful one, which she hopes to spread amongst her peers to do the same in their communities.

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