2019 INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR MISS - PRETEEN
Uyanda Thupana is an outspoken, fun and passionate young lady. She’s motivated and always aspiring to do her best and stand out.
This energetic lady enjoys public speaking as she feels it’s one of the many ways of self-expression and a way to motivate others to reach for the moon because if you fall you will land on the stars. Uyanda believes that anything is possible with hard work, determination and perseverance.
She loves learning new information on how things work and if there’s a way to improve it. That’s why Science and Math are her favorite subjects, but also because she does well in those subjects and she’s an A student at school.
A few years from now Uyanda sees herself walking the Runways of Prestige Designers and featuring in top magazines Internationally. She plans to keep South African models in the spotlight in the modelling industry for a long time.
This loving young lady loves our environment and hopes for the generations after her can see how beautiful it is. During her spare time, she doesn’t only enjoy getting involved with her community but also reading. She says “It’s like being in another world watching from the sidelines.” Uyanda enjoys playing tennis and she is currently in the school tennis team of four.
She hopes one day she will start her own modelling agency for less-privileged children so that they too can feel like a Princess. As she too felt like a princess the minute she stepped into #IJMLand and had so much fun, meeting the girls and creating bonds stronger than the strongest glue in the world. Every single moment was worthwhile as the IJM crown is the crown of opportunities.