Malique Van Vuuren, aged 13, has been a model for twirl models since 2017. Malique started with ballet and contemporary dancing from a local after school programme in Eldorado Park. The teacher at the primary school Ms Diana Robertson, saw Maliques potential and invited her to join modeling classes with Twirl Models from the local community center in Eldorado Park.
The classes were established by Mrs Robertson with the aim to “keep our girls off the streets and to empower them with something Positive”.
We receive Mentorship workshops, grooming sessions, modeling classes and wellness workshops. It’s more then just a modeling school. It’s an empowerment movement in my view. Eldorado Park is not the safest place to grow up and statistics prove that many girls never leave or reach beyond the boarders of Eldorado Park.
Twirl models is a huge platform for individuals to showcase their talent. It created a platform for me to grow my self confidence and love for myself. A learning curve for me was to experience and be part of a sisterhood with all the models and not necessarily compete with them but build myself and equip myself with skills that will have the potential to change my destiny. I dream of crossing the boarders of Eldorado Park like Former Miss SA Liesl Laurie.
Ms Roberstson arranged a mentoring session with Liesl for us and that was a life changing experience for all of us because Liesl is from Eldorado Park and to hear her testimony makes it more possible for me to achieve my goals.
Mrs Robertson is always pushing us to dream bigger and know that anything is possible. if it wasnt for twirl models I would not have had my title as Miss Eldos teen 2018. It took a lot of guts and self belief but I did it and I strive for more now. I aim to go enter Miss Teen SA and one day Miss SA. I am a Twirl Model and all things are possible.
Follow my journey on social media Facebook: Twirl Models and Twirl_Models on Instagram.
For sponsorship and bookings contact Mrs Diana Robertson 0767997575