The Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) holds the annual competition as part of its Fashion Development Programme, to discover hidden talent for the industry within the greater eThekwini area.
Shandu, who is in Grade 11 and was busy writing exams this week, said: “I feel happy to be representing DFF New Faces. It is my dream to become a top model.”
He said he first saw the advertisement in the newspapers and saw opportunity beckoning.
He’s just completed the DFF two-month course, including runway skills, posing and posture presentation and photographic editorial techniques to “model etiquette”, which he had to balance with his end-of-year studies.