A VICTIM OF HIGH SCHOOL BULLYING BEATS THE ODDS
*Caption: A picture of Twinky displayed around the streets of Durban – announcing the upcoming DFF 2016
Written by: Xolisani Khumalo
The Durban Fashion Fair (DFF) has helped a victim of high school bullying use what others had deemed a disadvantage to her advantage.
Being a victim of high school bullying has the ability to break a person-which is usually associated with low self-esteem, a familiar case for Twinky Trisha Dimba who is now signed to Ice Models and is one of the faces of DFF’s 2016 campaign.
Because of her height, Dimba became a victim of bullying in high school. But, she managed to turn that around and is now one of the finest models to come from Durban.
“Dimba’s journey to ‘walking tall’ began when she was cast at the DFF Model Search in 2015, followed by her first show at the Vodacom Durban July (VDJ) presented by the DFF,” said Sindi Shangase, DFF spokesperson.
The young model, poetry writer and student seems to have drawn the eye of the media as one of her latest accomplishments was being a part of the South African Music Awards (SAMA).
“Being on the ramp, I get to be the show stopper and be the centre of attention. I get to show the best of the garment I am wearing whilst also being every shade and colour that God has created me to be,” said Dimba.
“Dimba’s DFF success in 2015 and her participation in their model boot camp has afforded her to be one of the faces of this the campaign and she is one of the faces blasted around the streets of Durban to promote DFF 2016,” added Shangase.
The DFF Model training programme assists as a platform for the “New Face Out There”, and Dimba is an example.
“I have learnt self-discipline, confidence and to never to give up. I have learnt to push myself to another level, to be more of the perfectionist that I am. I have learnt to be more health conscious and to ensure that I have a fit and healthy body,” Dimba explained.
The 2016 DFF comprises of 16 shows which will be taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre between August 31st to September 2nd . Tickets are on sale @computicket from R100 per person, per show with students paying R50 per student, per show.