We started our journeys alone, no guidance, trial, error and barely any faith in ourselves.
Until one day someone saw an opportunity in us.
Today, we are empowered women who are living our passion. We have turned this passion into years of knowledge.
We want to share this knowledge with girls & women like you, we want to be your opportunity.
Named Iman, after the infamous model, Iman Abdulmajid. Some call it mother’s intuition, I call it destiny. Either way I live and breathe my dream, as a model. Growing up my life wasn’t always dress up, I was made aware of this thing called life, losing many family members, being hijacked, and finding my place as a woman. My mom taught me today is an opportunity to be someone, to try again or to live out your dream and if you can’t today, try again tomorrow. My humble beginnings often meant sacrifices, it taught me humility, respect, gratefulness and to make the most out of every opportunity. By the age of 16 (matric student at the time), while walking in a mall I was pursued by Ice Model’s Director, Tiffany Prior to enter a modelling competition. I was introverted, depressed, and “too skinny”. Little did I know that one encounter will end in me becoming a model for one of South Africa’s biggest agencies. Or better yet, the stepping stone for my dream of entering Miss South Africa. I went on to be the only Miss South Africa Finalist for Durban at the age of 18. This journey exposed me to the reality of South Africa, and how we need women in power. Like me, many girls need someone to believe in them, someone who they could identify with, but most importantly a woman who would be a narrator for us South African women. After Miss SA, my education and career became of utmost importance to me. As I understood the need for education, and how it could change not just mine, but so many lives. Being young, I too have gone through challenges that many South African women face. Joining Trisha on this journey to inspire young women, is a privilege I am grateful for as I now have the opportunity to live out my purpose. To be the millennial, that South African girls can identify with. Most importantly to me, to change the status quo and help inspire leaders of our land.
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I can be defined by the roles, daughter, sister, wife, mother, representative of my country, Mrs South Africa and Universe Finalist, socialite, fitness trainer and now business women but that would be stating my titles. I am a women who gets great joy from interacting with people, people from all walks of life. I love playing sport, dancing and dressing up... which is why I love this 'job' that I am now pursuing. Daily, I live my roles, passions and life experiences. With the core essence to help enrich the lives of others. Like many other women, I have always had these qualities within me. I just needed time and circumstances to help me reach my full potential. My kids were 5 and 4 years old when I entered Mrs SA. I had chosen to leave my corporate job with my husband’s encouragement to be a stay at home mom, so I became completely focused on my job of rearing my children and looking after my home that I forgot me and all the things that made me happy. Entering Mrs SA was God’s plan for me! One minute a mom at school was telling me I should enter and the next I knew I had made the Top 100 and there began my adventure of self-discovery. Before entering Mrs SA I was at my lowest point in life and after partaking in this pageant I not only discovered my own worth but also my calling in life. Working with women, especially young women gives me purpose and joy. I watch these introverted, self-conscious, ‘every day’ women blossom into confident happy women, often with a new lease on life too. The biggest life lesson that I've learnt to date and want to share, is that life never goes according to plans just enjoy the journey, it is there where you will find the greatest rewards and satisfaction.
Trisha has a Diploma in Coaching and Training from Natal Technikon and is an accredited Image Consultant with Colourworks International who is affiliated with (AICI)
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