More than 150 students graduate from MK Modelling Academy

07 Apr 2019 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 APR (NAMPA) – More than 150 girls graduated from MK Modelling Academy here on Saturday after receiving training in various modelling disciplines over one year.
Founder and Managing Director of MK Modelling Academy, Meriam Kaxuxwena, who is a model by profession, said she got the idea to start a modelling academy after being approached by a number of young girls who wanted to become professional models.
“I realised that there are a lot of girls with a passion, but they did not know where to start,” Kaxuxwena said.
She said the girls were not only taught to model, they were also taught about having a positive body image and self-confidence.
Kaxuxwena said she wanted the girls to be confident and to understand that modelling can be a career.
“I have been modelling since 2006 and now I am doing international modelling and I also want them to do that. I am now 26 years old and I'm about to retire soon, so I want these girls to be the ones who represent Namibia,” she said.
Kaxuxwena will have a show next Saturday and she is also hoping to help some of the models move on to international pageants and commercial work.
Two of the students, Desire Coetzee and Elisa Johaness said they learned a lot from the academy and are better informed on what type of modelling career they should pursue.