A beauty pageant with a good cause

Pink Phoenix project manager, Leigh Reddy.

The PINK Foundation, a non-profit organisation which caters to youth from Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu (PINK),  will be hosting a beauty pageant at the Caneside Library Hall on Saturday, October 14 from 11-1pm.

The pageant is sponsored and co-ordinated by community based organisations, Sila Foundation and YMCA. The Road to Miss Pink project manager for the Phoenix area, Leigh Reddy said, “The Road to Miss Pink is a pageant held across four communities which form a single development node in the eThekwini Municipality. The project aims to provide life changing opportunities and development platforms for young girls, women empowerment and leadership training for the girls to equip them for the future and hopes to partner with the most successful skill development organisations in South Africa.”

“The Road to Miss Pink pageant is divided into three phases which consist of the auditions where 15 participants will be selected from each of the four participating communities. This will be followed by regional finals where each community will select three out of the 15 participants. The final phase of the competition will be the Miss Pink finals – a gala event during which Miss PINK and her runners-up will be selected from the top three winners from each community,” said Reddy.

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“The candidates must live in the region where the audition is held, be between the ages of 16 to 21 and must be involved in some type of community work. This initiative is free of charge to members of the public. Candidates must bring along a copy of their ID, proof of residence and their latest CV with a picture of themselves,” added Reddy.

The top three winners will receive awesome prizes. The pageant will also offer local designers to showcase their garments and build a profile for themselves, their businesses and the industry at a local level. For more information about The Road to Miss Pink, contact Leigh Reddy on 031-500-3080 or 082-515-4909.

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Phoenix Sun

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