#aTypicalInterview: Miss Supranational SA Thato Mosehle on why beauty is authenticity

By Sameer Naik Time of article published Jul 25, 2021

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Johannesburg - This week we feature South African model and medical doctor Thato Mosehle.

Mosehle, who comes from the North West, was last year crowned Miss Supranational South Africa 2020 at the Miss South Africa pageant held in October.

She will take part in the 12th edition of the Miss Supranational pageant to be held in Nowy Sącz, Poland, next month, and will be the first under the official Miss South Africa Organisation banner to do so as Miss Supranational South Africa 2020.

Mosehle is also a medical doctor and completed her internship at the Klerksdorp-Tshepong Hospital complex in March, working as a front line worker during the Covid-19 pandemic.

She recently launched her weekly #ChooseDay online talk show to share her medical knowledge.

Thato Mosehle, who comes from the North West, was last year crowned Miss Supranational South Africa 2020. Supplied image.

If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be and why?

If you had asked me this question a few years ago I would have said A LOT! But time and growth and experiences have taught me to live every single part of myself. So I wouldn’t change anything.

How do you define beauty?

Beauty is authenticity. There’s nothing more beautiful than anyone who’s just truly being themselves.

Your ultimate cheat meal is...?

I’m not in a relationship with any kind of diet so I can’t cheat.

If there was only one exercise you could do for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I love gyming legs so I would do squats for the rest of my life.

What’s the biggest lesson you have learnt in the past year and a half during the pandemic?

I have learnt that my spirit and our spirit as a country are unbreakable. The pandemic did not just come with the threat to lives, but with many other challenges. Somehow, we still continue to bounce back and overcome. I have had to work on the front line of Covid-19 and then a few months later I lost my placement and I’m still searching. However, I’ve used this time to fully prepare for Miss Supranational.

Tell us about the worst date you have ever had?

I’ve never had a terrible date. I can see the potential of dates being terrible so I avoid those.

If you could only shop at one store for the rest of your life, what store would it be?

It would have to be at a grocery store because food is life.

Which one book has left a lasting impression on you?

It’s Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. It’s the book that taught me that the treasure has always been right around you.

Thato Mosehle, who comes from the North West, was last year crowned Miss Supranational South Africa 2020. Supplied image.

The biggest misconception people have of you is ...?

People think that I’m always a happy chappy.

Sum up your feelings about what is currently happening in South Africa...

We are going through so much uncertainty and so much sadness that is deep-rooted. However, there is so much potential in this country as we have noticed in many instances. When we practise collective responsibility, so much can be done to build a better nation.

The Saturday Star

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