Maneo magoleng,35 yrs old,born and raised in maneo in the north west province south Africa. Maneo left for the city when she realized that there were no opportunities for her to achieve her dreams in the village.
I told myself that one day I will reach out for my dreams.
But even in the city,breaking into the modelling industry was not easy for her, Maneo said in 2012, when things were hard,she thought of quitting and going back to the village.
But there was a voice inside me telling me not to give up and be strong. I was trained and introduced to the modelling world by plus size modelling with full figures magazine agency.The curvy model said.
Back in the days,chubby plus size women were not appreciated by the society,most plus size women were called names like fatty without good health but now things have changed.Maneo told PMNEWS of the challenges that women of their size encountered when seeking to join the glamorous world of modelling.
Apart from being a model,she is also a poet,writer and actress,she has recorded poems(musical) with African beats and rhythm. She has also competed for miss plus size Rustenburg. She is one of the most recognised models in South Africa.
Maneo is working in her clothing brand too.
My pictures are not just for fun,they tell a story.She now motivates and encourages other curvy women to have confidence,appreciate and love themselves the way they are.
Do not give up rather keep pushing harder.
As I always say,it doesn't matter if you are fat or skinny,what matters is how you carry your size. Today I celebrate Maneo Magoleng.