By Lindokuhle Mnisi
The student centre hall of the Tshwane University of Technology’s Soshanguve South campus was loaded by more than 300 enthusiastic audiences who attended the Miss&Mr Student Christian Organization (Miss&Mr S.C.O) that occurred on Saturday night, 15 October.
The event normally happens yearly during October, was referred to as one of the best they’ve ever had since the organization was formed. Former Miss S.C.O, Tsakane Ngobeni ensured the success of the event as she acted as a background organiser and she was the one training the contestants. “I had to have patience. Working with people is never easy, but I had to persevere for the love of it and for the love of the organization,” said Ngobeni.
Contestants went on stage with confidence from the 1st round to the 3rd with no destructions. One of the judges went on stage to announce what judgements were based on. “We were looking for eye contact, movement, confidence, pose, presentation, style and the way they (contestants) understood and responded to the questions,” said Mpumelelo Nkosi, Mr S.C.O 2006/2007. Eliminations were performed and left 5girls and 5guys competing for the king and queen position.
Sibongiseni Abram Gentsu (known as “The Black Guy with a chinese surname” who present “The Network” 19:00pm-21:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays on TUT-FM was a vibrant and energetic MC who made everyone laugh and enjoy from the beginning until the end of the show.
The crowd jumped and screamed with excitement when Gladness Maoto took the belt and became the new Miss S.C.O 2011 and Confidence Mokumbila to the position of new Mr S.C.O 2011. “I feel very great, there was a bit of a competition but I managed to do it, all by being myself,” said Mokumbila.
Audiences carried plarcards and they were screaming and dancing as they way of showing support to some contestants. One of the cards was written “LOL, LIMPOPO ROCKS”. “The show was nice and fantastic. I encourage the winners to continue to praise God as the leader of their lives,” said Loveness Zulu, an Audience who was full of excitement after the event.
Performers that placed the stage on fire included 1-NOT, Dark Force Cliq and Hellafresh. Another similar event will occur probably next year October.