Cape Town - Multiple income streams with an entrepreneurial spirit are what come to mind when reading Tamsyn Jack’s Miss South Africa profile.
Jack has made it to the top 30 of the pageant and is one of five Miss SA contestants from the Western Cape.
Hailing from Somerset West, the 25-year-old is the brains behind Pique Digital, a paid media agency and the director of property company, Urban Trend Group.
Jack initially completed a degree in food science at Stellenbosch University, but soon realised that she wanted to do something different with her life.
Jack recalled a quote by former Miss SA contestant, and 2011 Miss SA, Melinda Bam, which inspired her to enter the competition: “The most extraordinary things in life, don’t choose us based on our worthiness or perfect performance, it seeks out someone who persists not for what she stands to gain, but to feel the pride of seeing others cross the finish line with her.”
The young contestant said after reading that, she had a wake-up call.
“I decided to stop letting my insecurities keep me from fulfilling my calling of serving young women in our country, especially those that don’t believe they are capable of overcoming their circumstances,” she said.
To prepare for the competition, Jack said she had to do a lot of self-reflection.
“I’ve not only had to be honest with myself about my areas of improvement, but I’ve learned how to take advantage of my strengths to make a bigger impact,” she said.
She has used her skillset to assist a company called Her Business Class, a company that teaches aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, the A to Z of starting and running a successful business online.
“I’m heading up their #mentorshipmatters campaign, where we will bring these workshops into high schools in underprivileged areas and facilitate internships for girls out of our existing female entrepreneur community,” she said.