Mrs South Africa finalist has a passion for teaching
Thursday, 10 March 2016, 07:00
Amy-Caie April (22), George's own Mrs South Africa finalist, at her home in Groeneweide Park. Watch a video at www.georgeherald.com. Photo: Michelle Pienaar
GEORGE NEWS - The competition is tough, the women are strong, but George's own finalist for the title of Mrs South Africa has removed her gloves and is giving it her all to claim the crown. The competition is in October at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. There are currently still 100 finalists in the running.
Amy-Caie April (22), from Groeneweide Park, has been married to her high school sweetheart, Linden April, for two years and the two have an eight-month-old baby girl, Caie-Linn. Both Amy-Caie and Linden matriculated at George High School.
Amy, as she is known, is currently in her final year at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University George Campus, studying teaching. She is also the title holder of Miss NMMU 2012/2013.
The family of three featured in the December/January edition of Baba & Kleuter this year. "I am actually quite good at juggling a whole lot of things," she told the George Herald during an interview on Tuesday.
Amy has been accumulating beauty titles since she was three years old, having competed in all the beauty contests she could possible enter. "I normally win, but once I was first princess," she said. Referring to her current aim, Amy said, "I'm going 100% for the title. I'm taking part to be the winner."
Getting off a bus on Monday at 07:30 in George after attending a conference for the Mrs South Africa finalists in Johannesburg, Amy walked straight into class and gave a presentation. "I don't want to skip classes," she said. "I want to finish my studies this year."
Passionate about teaching as a career, she is majoring in maths and economy. "I am also very interested in school psychology," said Amy.
Her next assignment in the run-up to the title of Mrs SA is to sell eight tickets for the Cansa Gala Dinner on 29 April at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. "I will be asking businesses to support Cansa, and would also need a sponsor for the travel costs and accommodation," she said. "The organisers of the competition will provide accommodation at a later stage, but they told us they want to see if we are motivated and independent."
Amy revealed that her role model is her mother, who taught her all about the ups and downs of life. "She is my icon," she said.
A fun fact about Amy is that she will not travel anywhere without her Vicks Vaporub.
To help Amy with sponsorship or to buy tickets for the Cansa Gala Dinner, contact her on 063 185 7765.
To vote for Amy, like the Facebook page 'Mrs South Africa', scroll down to her portrait and like it.