Monday, September 13, 2010

Journalism Students Find Success In Professional Modelling

Katlego Legodi

Maatisa Selepe has
trasformed from
baggy to model
Journalists are known as serious individuals who work long hours and discuss the state of the nation in bars and pubs.

But that is not entirely true. At least it is not entirely true anymore. While journalists are people who get caught up in discussions about politics and all that is negative and positive about our world, many of them know how to enjoy life too.

In the Tshwane University of Technology we found three students studying towards this profession but also working as professional models. Maatisa Selepe, Olwethu Mabovola and Lucy Mulima are juggling their journalism studies and the world of professional modelling.

During the fashion department’s annual show on Saturday Lucy was playing a different role. She was running around with a camera and taking photographs to report the story. She mentioned that most of the Johannesburg based professionals on stage that evening are her colleagues in her other life. They were wondering why Lucy wasn’t walking the ramp with them.

Lucy is the current face of Lemon Lite face cream and she can be seen in various women’s magazines.

In the running for this year’s Miss TUT is a lady who started her academic year in baggy trousers. She quickly transformed and showed a figure that most would not have guessed she had at the beginning of the year. Maatisa Selepe is one of the finalists for this year’s Miss TUT.

Olwethu Mabovola who is their classmate was one of the finalists for the Miss TUT Residence competition. Although she didn’t win the competition she says that boost has given her confidence to consider professional modelling.

1 comment:

  1. These three ladies are a testament that everything is possible if you put your mind to it.Having grown up with Lucy,I am proud of her accomplishments thus far and wish her the best.