We’re excited to introduce the latest winner of Mr. Commonwealth South Africa-Bongani Motshoane!
Bongani pictured above with the lovely Fortunate Twala were crowned Mr. & Mrs Commonwealth South Africa last Friday August 16th at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg South Africa!
Born & raised in Phalaborwa Limpopo, Bongani is no stranger to the runway! Kicking off his modelling career in 2017, winning his first pageant and placing in the top three for his future competitions that year. Taking a brief break from center stage to complete his automotive engineering degree, he joined the Mr. Commonwealth South Africa competition & was quickly earmarked as a top candidate to take the crown!
The Commonwealth Pageant kicked off in 2012 with the goal of getting contestants to bring value & wealth to their communities through various projects. This coupled with the wide ranging development & empowerment courses provided to the finalist, ensures they have all the necessary skills to tackle their desired project. With more than R700,000 already being raised, this event embodies our values of educated & empowering the community which The Gents Club serves.
Working closely with his community in Limpopo, he worked to serve those involved with educating the youth in Phalaborwa & assisting with university applications, Bongani acts as a true role model to those within his community through his work with the charity Youth in Motion.
“I was one of the 10 finalists chosen. I was the only one chosen in my province. I got to discover more about myself, what I'm capable of and kept breaking my limits.
Mr Commonwealth SA has been a blessing and still is a blessing to me. I got noticed, I got humiliated I got criticised. And at the end I used that as my motivation to continue doing more.”
We’re extremely grateful to be apart of such an amazing event & cannot wait to see the true impact Bongani will have in the year to come as he proudly wears the crown! Be sure to check him out on social media as he embarks on a fantastic year ahead as Mr. Commonwealth South Africa.