Mrs SA Official Mentor Panel 2021
The Mentorship Program was established in response to the contestant’s need for more in depth advice and guidance from women, with experience in the industry.. Mentors are there to act as life and pageant coaches, as well as provide emotional support. They are reimbursed for their time and expertise. This runs completely independently from Mrs South Africa and we do not receive any financial benefit from the programme This is optional to entrants and not compulsory to utilise. All mentor bookings are made and managed directly with the mentor.
We endorse the following women as Official Mentors, for 2021:
Cathy Heaton 2nd Princess 2015
Cathy Heaton is an award winning makeup artist, photographer, best-selling author, social media consultant and pageant mentor. She also owns ACE Models JHB North. Cathy has been married for 19 years and has two sons age 15 and 17. Cathy has participated in beauty pageants since the age of 12 and at 21 was a Miss SA semi-finalist. At the age of 37, she became 2nd Princess in Mrs SA. Having never left the beauty and women industry, Cathy has extensive knowledge to impart in order to empower every lady she works with and will help you to succeed and reach your full potential in the Mrs South Africa. Her mentor sessions are not only inspirational but are practical and extremely beneficial. Cathy has a great understanding of the Mrs SA brand and is known to guide with all her knowledge, experience and dedication.
Hlengiwe Twala is a Life Coach, Mentor and Inspirational Speaker. She is the founder of Mindful Living, a wellness and coaching organisation that promotes mental health and healing. She is also an advocate for healthy living and mental awareness. Along with that she runs AMAHLE Foundation, a community initiative that highlights the importance of reading in young children. The foundation also donates books to previously disadvantaged schools in her community. She is a former Queen. She won the coveted Mrs SA crown in 2017. Went on to become one of the most loved and respected members of the movement.
Mankoana Nhlebela 2nd Princess 2018
Mankoana Nhlebela is an Entrepreneur, Transformational Speaker and Mentor. With a creative flair she’s the owner of UKARA, a fashion & lifestyle brand and Co-Founder of Motherly Love Baby Shower, a non-profit organisation that aims to support underprivileged mothers-to-be. With a span of multiple roles, including a corporate job in telecommunications, she thoroughly enjoys inspirational and empowering engagements with women from all walks of life. As a mother, and a women empowerment enthusiast, she firmly believes in the power of affirmation and intentional reconditioning of mindsets, to encourage women to live their best lives free from fear.
Olwethu 2nd Princess 2020
My name is Olwethu, better known as Lady O and I am a 36 year, old self-motivated proudly South African female. Proud mom to two girls and MRS SA 2nd Princess 2020. I am an MC, speaker, radio and TV personality. My previous roles include National Marketing Manager for the largest optometric franchise in South Africa, a position I held for 4 years. I currently sit on the board of trustees for the Amehlo Trust, founded for the purpose of funding the education and upskilling of female optometrists from under privileged communities. Having been nominated as Regional Business Achiever in 2015, and also nominated to be part of the International Leadership development programs through GIBS, my achievements and experience in Corporate affirms the commitment to excellence in all that I do. I am honoured to have been named as one of the 2014/15 Business Chamber Top 40 under 40 Achievers.
Prenita Reddi Finalist 2018
Prenita Reddi is a driven, adventurous and passionate individual who is a wife, mum, entrepreneur, life coach, speaker, Mrs SA 2017 Top 10 finalist, a current Mrs SA mentor and author of the book, Transforming Mrs to Ms: A Woman’s guide to Divorce. She has two degrees, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Business Leadership. She is currently adding Psychology to her degree. At 24, she found herself a single mother navigating through her own emotional divorce. Despite the many difficulties she used the opportunity to rediscover herself which in turn ignited a deep passion of helping women. She entered Mrs SA in 2017 to encourage, motivate and inspire single, married and divorced women to become the best versions of themselves despite their circumstances. She believes that every woman has tremendous power within them and they can attain any goal they set for themselves. As a mentor she focuses on helping her mentees harness this power and encourages them to fuel it with persistence, perseverance, passion to achieve their aspirations.