As you speak of powerful models, Now we have a few models, such as Mpule Kwelagobe and Kaone Kario, were they the same people you were looking at in terms of career guidance?
A bit, Mpule Kwelagobe went to Thornhill Primary School, so after her reign in 2000 she came to speak to us, I was really inspired by what she had to say but I didn’t want to be a model at that time, but she was inspirational on how hard she had to work to be in her position, the fact that she had been to Miss World and lost and said, well I’m going to Miss Universe. Just everything she spoke about really did drive me and help me. I’m friends with Kaone Kario, just having spoken to her about her life in New York especially and modelling there, people don’t realize how hard it is. She told me, people just see your living a dream, you’re in New York, you’re so lucky but they don’t see the crazy hours and just how demanding it is. So I look up to everybody but I don’t look or see people as what they are but who they are. So I didn’t take advice from Kaone because she is a model and I want to be one, but I took advice from her because she is a strong human being. But definitely I look up to them and I’m glad that they are the pioneers of modelling in Botswana and hopefully –
Well you are a pioneer of modelling for our new generation
-yeah I was gonna say hopefully I’ll be one in some way or another (laughs)
Is there anything else you would like to share? As motivating words, to people who would like to be models, because I’m sure you are a role model to aspiring lots of young people
Apparently I’m a role model… how strange (laughs)
I will say the same thing I said on Sedibeng. My episode aired last night on Sedibeng, and I remember when I got on Facebook, I had hundreds of new followers, friend requests and messages of girls saying ‘I want to be like you and your words of encouragement really motivated me and inspired me’. So seeing as they did a good job (laughs) I will use the same ones… it’s really hard work and it doesn’t come easy. I do believe in luck, I do believe in destiny and I do believe in God. So I think you have to believe in all, or some, of those things and meet them halfway, so you literally have to work and never let anybody bring you down and this is the important part, not even people who you look up to, not even your family or friends, because NOBODY has the right to… I was going to swear, but I won’t… nobody has the right to poop on your dream.
Well thank you so much for your time Nature, we will be following your journey with you as you become a powerful supermodel.