Nineteen-year-old Ronewa Mafunwa from Lakau in the Tshishivhe area is a finalist for the Miss Teen Universe SA 2022 pageant. Photo supplied.
Ronewa Mafunwa (19) from Lukau in the Tshishivhe area is through to the finals of the prestigious Miss Teen Universe South Africa pageant for 2022.
Ronewa is a second-year student at the University of Limpopo, pursuing a degree in mathematical and computer sciences. She was selected during an audition held at the Col John Hotel in Polokwane on 31 May this year. She was crowned Miss Public Choice Online Queen 2021, Face of Matt Photography 2021, Face of Nemash Northwest 2021, and Miss Inner Beauty Limpopo and Greater Nwamitwa 2020.
To Ronewa, participating in the exclusive Miss Teen Universe SA pageant has been a dream of hers since she was five years old. “Growing up, I had little knowledge of what was happening in my surroundings, but with time I started to do some research, prepared and trained myself and kept the fire within me burning. It goes without saying that I am very passionate about this. I am a suitable candidate for the Miss Teen Universe South Africa pageant in that I have a passion for working with all kinds of people,” she said.
Speaking to Limpopo Mirror, Ronewa said she had worked tirelessly to ensure that she got selected. “I am very happy to compete against other young girls from other provinces. I have learnt not to limit myself, because limitations are only in our minds. If we use our imagination and work hard, the possibilities are endless. I have always believed that, if you can dream it, you can achieve it, and that’s what pushed me to work even harder,” she said.
Ronewa is eager to make her mark in the pageant world. To be a good model, she said, one must have confidence, self-love, be humble, polite, possess good body language and good communication skills. She thanked her parents for supporting and believing in her.
She said that no one should focus on modelling more than education, though. “Modelling, like anything else, and education work together. You need education first in order to fulfil your dreams. Education is very important, even while you chase your dream,” she said.
The crowning ceremony will be held at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban on 6 March 2022.
Date:04 September 2021 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.