When you meet someone whose passion for what they’re doing is just so enormous you can’t help but think what can you do to reach your own dreams?
Temieke Streicher, a young psychology student from Unisa. Temieke being only 19 years old has taken the modeling and pageant world by storm. This nature and fitness loving young lady grew up on a farm outside Mokopane, in Limpopo. Temieke and her family moved to East-Londen for four years and then moved back to Limpopo for her to finish her grade 8 year. With all the moving around and having to adapt to new surroundings and social groups it helped Temieke to develop great people skills. She says that moving to the big city was one of her biggest life changes.
Being introduced to modeling, Temieke soon became a well-recognized face in the industry. In 2012 a competition was held at her school called ‘Miss Schools SA’. With no real experience and training, Temieke with excitement and all went and entered and made it all the way to the semi-finals. Seeing her own potential, she started to focus more and more on modeling and having enough faith to back her up. Having no real knowledge Temieke still participated in every competition and pageant she could. In August of 2013 Temieke won her first pageant and not much later in 2014 she joined the agency ‘Vogue Catwalk Models’.
By the end of 2014, Temieke moved on to compete on international levels. Where a lot of people enter to have fun, Temieke entered for her growing passion for the industry. Temieke currently has a number of titles behind her name. Some national titles include, SA Top Model 2014, Miss Continent Queen 2014, Princess of South Africa 2015 Overall Winner and in 2016 Temieke was also crowned Miss All-Star SA. Temieke also holds international titles such as 1st Runner-up at Festival Model and Talent World 2015 in Antalya, Turkey and Little Miss World Super Grand Prix 2016 in Burgas, Bulgaria. These are only just the tip of the iceberg as Temieke has many more achievements.
Temieke is participating in Miss ECO international at the moment representing our glorious and wonderful South Africa. Miss ECO International is an international beauty contest being amongst the top beauty contests to date. This is an international beauty competition that brings together representatives of different cultures and traditions from all over the world, its main objective is to promote the importance of saving our planet environmentally in addition to marketing tourism across the world. As Temieke departs within days for Miss ECO, we encourage all our fellow South Africans to download the app “Mobstar” and vote for Temieke. Let’s show the world the beauty within South Africa. It’s as easy as a swipe to the right.