Nonhlanhla Candace Dube

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Nonhlanhla is a Ndebele model from Zimbabwe. She’s currently studying an honors degree in accounting. She’s smart, beautiful and a philanthropist.

1. When did you first realise you wanted to be a model?

When I was young I would always watch miss universe and feel so inspired. I knew I wanted to be a model at that point.

2. At what age did you first start modelling?

I started when was about 14. I’ve always liked pageants. I would enter any local pageants and would always win.

3. What was your first big break and how did it arise?

I would say when I entered miss tourism. It was my first national contest and I was so young. I was one of the youngest contestants but my ambition and passion was far too large.

4. What would you say is your biggest achievement so far?

It’s still the miss tourism pageant. And my book, voices of the political millennials. Yes I write too :)

5. How do you like to stay fit?

I go to the gym now and then but I would say dancing.

6. What’s your favourite food?

I can never decide. I’m a “foodie”
I love cooking and mixing different spices and flavors. At the moment I’m inlove with Korean food.

7. Any advice for people wanting to start modelling?

Stay true to yourself and prepare for rejection.

8. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

My nephew corrected my grammar whilst I was helping him do his homework.

9. What’s song best describes you?

Rise by Katy perry

10. What would you be if you weren’t a model?

I’m not a full time model. It’s not possible to rely on modeling only in Africa.

11. Tell me something about you not many people know?

I’m a hopeless romantic. I’m also one person who literally does not care about people’s opinions.
My best friend once described me as an emotional snob. I hate self righteous people who think they know how best to live life.

12. What do you like doing in your free time?

I like reading book, political and sometimes romantic novels. I write when I’m depressed. I listen to Florence and the machine or hang out with my boyfriend.

13. What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?

I’m very ambitious.

14. What was your nickname at school?

My best friend used to called me wankiss from Candace I suppose. People call new indlovukazi, which is Zulu for queen mother

15. What three things do you need to be successful in this industry?

Passion, prayer and hardwork

16. Finally, if you were stranded on a desert island what's your one must have beauty product or accessory?

Definitely moisturizer

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