Tamika competes for Miss SA Teen Ambassador crown

IRENE’S Models very own Tamika Gabriel was recently announced as a South African Teen Ambassador Top 100 semi-finalist for 2018.

Starting her modelling journey at the beginning of the year, Gabriel has found much success having taken part in various charity events namely the Love to Live and was recently casted as an extra in a Sanlam advert that is on television screens at the moment.

SA Teen Ambassador is a new pageant and female empowerment programme for young women of South Africa between the ages of 15 and 19, of all races and body sizes.

The programme aims to celebrate teenagers who aspire to be the best version of themselves, inspire their fellow teenagers and ultimately mould the youth, who are the future of South Africa.

“As a person who is currently studying tourism and loves travelling all over the world I want to be a voice of change.

I feel that I can relate with many teenagers and help them out of the situations that they face and are currently dealing with in this day and age,” said Gabriel.

The programme was created for teenagers who would ordinarily not have such a platform to compete and be ambassadors for South Africa.

The opportunities and platform that have been created for SA Teen Ambassador entrants are significant in every way and truly creates a ripple effect across our beautiful country.

“Winning SA Teen Ambassador will afford me the opportunity to be a voice for many young teenagers in and out of our communities.

“Through the journey of SA Teen Ambassador the aim is to also inject an entrepreneurial skill for young girls in the country; for the girls to follow their dreams from a young age and become voices of change,” said Gabriel.

Gabriel currently needs a sponsorship of R5 000 which will be used for advertising across South Africa and various other factors and would be open to any donations from the public.

Only 25 lucky women will be selected to continue the journey, as finalists for 2018.

The SA Teen Ambassador will be announced at the SA Teen Ambassador Shine Party hosted by Faircity at Quatermain Hotel.

Those wishing to sponsor or get into contact with Gabriel can do so on 060 626 1206.