Thapelo
Güney Afrika
Yaş
27 yaşında
Sosyal Medya Hesaplarım
Ben kimim?

Having been born in one of the slowest developing countries, I have always found myself navigating through what the society expects from me to what I really want. Growing up I have always been having a hard time with my sexual orientation and that has lead me to conform into societal standards of falling under the heteronormative spectrum which got me unhappy in my childhood as that wasn’t who I am. Fashion has always been a way to actually understand myself and get the society to get with the program as I knew that I had a choice to make, either be who I am and be happy or conform and be miserable. From making mini clothes for my niece’s dolls to making my own clothes mimicking my fashion icons, I always knew that fashion was my happy place and it will forever my identity as it is not for males or females but myself. I can’t make clothes from scratch but I know how to style and curate fashion,my partner always says “you may have to left hands but your eye is exquisite” My experience with fashion has always been styling and modelling for local brands and that has been a platform I have always adhered to. I am 1,69 meters tall which is not even the required height for modelling however I have always seen myself breaking boundaries and attempting new things, with that being said, I see myself as the first shortest model to ever model for high-end fashion brands like Rich Mnisi, Louis Vuitton et. al. I even see myself gracing the covers of Vogue, Architectural Digest as I’d also love to dip into property development and interior design.


Fashion Hero TV Yarışması hakkında ne düşünüyorum?

TFH TV Series is a great platform for “Wanna be’s” like me to actually get their foot in to the media side of the fashion industry. It’s also a beautiful way to interact with people from around who have different experiences from their respective backgrounds. It’s a great initiative ❤️❤️❤️


Bu nesil için neden iyi bir rol model olabilirim ve Fashion Hero'nun yeni yüzü olarak insanlara nasıl ilham verebilirim?

I have confidence that if become the new face of The Fashion Hero I would not only be excited however it will mean that everyone who have always been looking up to me will see that it does not matter where you come from or what kind of upbringing one had, if they work hard and aren’t afraid to go after what they want they can actually make it in life. They will see that one doesn’t have to conform to anything to claim their name in this life and make a stamp out of it. People from communities like will see that there are opportunities out there and can be reachable through the use of an everyday thing, social media.


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