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Amanda Ndebele’s road to success

ByMapule Nkosi

Jan 18, 2021

Confidence, courage, and being strong has become a genuine definition of women. Amanda Ndebele is one the goddess woman that knows exactly what they want and don’t hesitate to go after what they want. Amanda is TV and radio presenter and a plus-size award winning model.

On the start of her modelling journey, she secured her first win for Miss Little Johannesburg when she was 12. Sadly, at that time plus-size women were not recognised like they are now, she had to pause her dreams for 10 years.

Ever since she came back to further her career, Amanda gave a small brief of her biggest accomplishments. “Being crowned best plus size model in South Africa and making it to Miss South Africa Plus World finalist has been an honour. I am hoping I bring the crown home and go represent South African for Miss World,” said Amanda.

After her come back, she started ‘Sdudla Esine Confidence (IN A CURVY GIRLS WORLD)’ campaign with the aim to put an end to body shaming. Mainly to help plus-size women to feel confident and accept themselves. Unfortunately their way of empowering these women such as photo-shoots, workshops, and fashion shows got interrupted by Covid-19.

She is not just about ambitious talking only. The model made sure to use her platform to spread positivity and support. In late 2018 Mandy founded ‘Arise Golden Angels’ foundation along with Njeri Nkandu, with the main focus on uplifting women through events, workshops, and charity work in women shelters. Not only she focused on women, but she considered their children as well by creating a foundation for them. She started a foundation called ‘The People of Victory’ Foundation and Community Project which she named after her son “Nicolas” meaning the people of Victory.

“The foundation mainly focuses on children awareness and developing and empowering unemployed youth through partnering with other organizations and offering workshops, counselling and scholarship programs,” said Amanda.

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