The Rorisang Lu brand has been conducting model workshops the past six months. Two of the ambassadors Ludo Tamuhla (23) and One Matomela (20) field questions on what attracted them to modelling. Tamuhla is a business administration graduate while Matomela is currently studying BSC in supply chain management at the Institute of Development Management (IDM).
What inspired you to become a model?
ONE: From an early age I have always been in interested in modelling and beauty pageants. I had always wondered how it is to be a fashion model. I drew my inspiration from watching TV shows like Americas Next Top Model, Gemstone and Fashion TV.
LUDO: I was inspired by garments, the fashion industry and its designers. Since I always looked good in clothing then I decided to try be a model.
What difference do you make as a model?
ONE: I am involved in a small project called 'Let Us Be A Helping Hand'. We collect donations of clothing, food items and money to donate to the less fortunate.
LUDO: Trying to be a model has influenced and inspired my friends and family to go after their dreams and goals. Knowing that it's possible from the start. Humble beginnings and working your way to the top.
What challenges do you face as a model?
ONE: The modelling world is not so easy; becoming a model is a challenge on its own. The industry is not too accommodating of freelance or beginner models. Established models are always given first priority at every audition or model castings. Personally I have faced a lot of restriction at castings and it’s really hard because sometimes when you ask why you were not casted or what do you need to improve, The casters can't even give you constructive criticism.
LUDO: The public, the media. Specifically from the males, I don't know, it seems like a lot at once. You always have to say no, but they are persistent. That's my challenge now, dealing with the media.
What makes Rorisang Lu different from other brands?
ONE: Unlike other brands Rorisang Lu is bringing something different to the table. All Rorisang Lu designs are inspired by different cultures around the world.
LUDO: Rorisang Lu is a very very unique brand. Very versatile. It caters for all shades, shapes and all types of women. The way the brand incorporated art and fashion, makes it a timeless brand. I am sure 20 years from now Rorisang Lu will still be valid.
Why does Rorisang Lu invest in beginner models?
ONE: To provide a platform where she will help beginner models discover and cultivate their talents.
LUDO: Rorisang Lu wants fresh faces that are not in the fashion industry, in grooming them she moulds them the way she wants them to be. As she builds the models it helps promote the brand becoming a win-win situation.