Story by: Motsieng Mooketsi
Matlosana”Klerksdorp”: It has become clear that the world is changing and perceptions, stereotypes and comfort zones are becoming a thing of the past, if you not sure what we are talking about no need to worry let us fill you in.
For far too long women have been put underpressure by society to have a perfect look and definitely be a size 28 maybe 30 or so in order to have a career industry of Fashion, Modelling and Beauty Pageant. But that trend is rapidly changing as plus size women are now taking over the runway and doing a whole lot more.
Refiloe Mokhele is one such young lady who is determined to do just that. The 20 year old Wits University Accounting Science Student is a finalist for Miss Plus Sizes Me Pageant in September 2017 in Bloemfontien, After her friends forced her to join the competition and became a top 30 finalist out of more than 300 Contestants and now she’s in the top 25 finalist.
She is eager waiting for the final competition which will be held on the 31st of March 2018. When she elaborated on the competition “Refiloe Mokhele” said!…”The competion is about ladies who do not fit into the conventional size 28 and 6 foot tall idea of a perfect model it accommodates ladies who are all sizes, shapes, and lengths. This changes the stigma that in order to be beautiful you need to flawless, you need to be tall, you need to be skinny, it allows women to be beautiful in their most comfortable way“.
Refiloe says the competition sponsors a cancer charity which aims to provide funding for people who are diagnosed with cance, as a contestant she needs to raise amount of R1500 which is a threshold according to the rules of the competition, however she says it could be more, she has asked for assistance for funding from the people of Matlosana.
Here contact details are as follow; Email Address is: RefiloeM.Mokhele@gmail.com or on her personal contact 061 647 7933. She also needs votes to be able to win the competition or become one of the top finalists she needs votes, to vote for her just send Refiloe Mokhele on 35959.
Refiloe says she plans to come to Klerksdorp and establish such a competition because there is a need for it. As most competition in the city don’t accommodate plus size women.