VEREENIGING. – Sixteen finalists recently competed for the Mrs Style SA crown on September 17 at the St George’s Hotel in Pretoria. Mrs Style is an annual event that is successfully run by Vaal Triangle-based “Models & Dance” Unlimited’s owner, Renita Lombard. This was the 11th year Mrs Style SA was held.
Erika Myburgh (39), a therapeutic reflexologist and mother of two, won the title this year. Runner-up was 49-year-old May van Rooyen, a salon owner and onyxcologist from Pretoria and second runner-up was Vereeniging beauty Hester de Klerk (27).
For the past four years, Hester has been a primary school teacher at Milton Primary School.
The finalists came mainly from Gauteng, as well as Witbank, Nelspruit, Luckhof, Bloemfontein and even from Hartbeespoort. To compete in this glamorous event requires each finalist to be involved in a charity project to help the needy and less fortunate. Hester de Klerk was involved with the Trentico Children’s Home, Irene Home for the Mentally Disabled, Catherine Robson Foster Care, pre-primary for HIV children and the Loula Fourie “plaas skool”.
Hester heard about the Mrs Style Competition at Models Unlimited where she herself is a model and, as charity is close to her heart, she decided to enter.
“I saw it as an opportunity to get more involved where help is needed,” she says. Hester is married and doesn’t have her own children yet, but her work keeps her busy. She has even taken one of her pupils, who was rejected by his family, under her wing.
She would like to encourage all women to get involved in charity work. “It doesn’t necessarily have to be something big, just as much as you can do and afford. Every little bit helps,” she says.
┬áNews source: Mooivaal Media – Vaalweekblad