Beauties work for a good cause

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Beauties competing in the first Miss Face of Soweto will from Monday campaign against teenage pregnancy.

The week-long campaign will take the beauties to schools to warn pupils about the pitfalls of teenage pregnancy and thereby also help the Free Teenage Pregnancy Society.

Organiser Dennis Madondo said: "The occasion is to regenerate morals among today's young women.

"Our mission is to help reduce teenage pregnancy. The high birth rate is also destructive to South Africa's growing economy. We will also urge young women to uphold good values."

The top-notch event will be held at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, on June 7.

Soweto's creme de la creme are expected to grace the event.

Tickets are available at Computicket and Shoprite Checkers for R160.

Madondo, who left a lucrative career as a music company executive to start Miss Face of Soweto, said: "Face of Soweto does not only concentrate on how the contestants look, but also explores their personalities. It aims to teach future professionals about the tragedy of unplanned teenage pregnancy."

The winner will walk away with a VW Golf 5, R50000 in cash and lots of other prizes.