East London-born beauty top 40 finalist for coveted title
FORMER East Londoner Tarryn Ogle is in line to walk away with the Mrs Africa title.
Ogle, who lives and works in Johannesburg now and who was also a finalist for the Mrs South Africa 2016 pageant, believes small steps can make a big difference.
Mrs Africa is a beauty pageant for married women in Africa. The pageant will showcase Africa’s gorgeous and dynamic married women to the world. The aim of the Mrs Africa pageant is to create a platform by which the unique qualities of African woman can be showcased and touch the world.
The Mrs Africa Foundation is aligned with Ogle’s goals and visions. Using her skills on this platform will enable her to make a positive contribution to the foundation and its charities.
Dignity Dreams is Mrs Africa’s official charity/NPO with their goal to provide underprivileged ladies with sanitary ware.
Enabling these young ladies to continue their schooling career and in turn achieve their dreams and make a difference in their own lives, as well as their communities
“It is such an honour to have been chosen as a top 40 finalist on the African continent representing South Africa, Gauteng and my hometown of East London,” Ogle said.
It has been a truly empowering journey thus far and I can’t wait to experience everything else this platform has to offer. It’s really when we step out of our comfort zones, that we learn the greatest lessons about life and ourselves. Being around incredible, like-minded women who not only inspire, but motivate, support and encourage each other is amazing as well,” she said.
Ogle said some of her friends convinced her to enter the Mrs Africa pageant and she obliged as she related to what the competition stands for.
“As an entrepreneur, beauty and fashion enthusiast, wife and mom, I felt the Mrs Africa brand was aligned with my goals and vision. It’s about the institution of marriage, family, business and making a tangible, positive difference in the lives of others in SA and the rest of Africa.”
Ogle’s charity work will also hit her hometown of East London as she is already partnered with Salem Baby Care Centre to do work with them and will make a guest appearance at the organisation’s 25th anniversary charity ball later this year.
The organisation’s director Lereen Naidoo said: “We are proud to have a home girl as special guest at our fundraiser and we are very proud of how far she has come.”
To support her in the Mrs Africa pageant, like her Mrs Africa page on Facebook and look for the picture and like again. The grand finale will take place at the end of November.
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ONE STEP AT A TIME: Tarryn Ogle is one of the top 40 finalists in the Mrs Africa pageant. The East London-born beauty needs your vote to go even further in the pageant of which the grand finale will take place in November Picture: BRENDAN CROFT PHOTOGRAPHY