Vuyokazi Cebisa is a 19 year old born and bred in KwaMachi Ekhwezi in Harding, the South Coast of Durban. However she moved to Durban to study further at UKZN.
Vee is a natural hair enthusiast, skin care lover, a model and a lover of the Zulu Culture . She has braced a couple of shows with her fearless catwalk at fashion shows in and out of Durban. Her graceful stroll and presence on every pageant platform she has been makes her stand out all the time. The young Cebisa has shed light to be a helping hand in most charities because of her love for helping people.
Her love for modeling took a big turn in 2018, because of how she was always teased by her peers for being taller and having high cheekbones. She decided to enter beauty pageants and now she has made her name in the modeling world with winning various titles including Miss Curvy Body SA Public Choice 2019, Miss Devout Princess 2019, Miss Harding First Princess 2019. She is currently a finalist for Miss Dream Chasers KZN
She is also the co-owner of River Galaxy Online which is an online based clothing store for both men and women.
Do you think most youths still appreciate and take of their cultural roots?
No, I think the youth is more focused on moving with times and is slowly forgetting their roots. From the music they listen to, the clothes they wear, the hair that is more acceptable in the society; the youth is slowly losing its authenticity and is now following trends.
At what age did you realize that you had passion for modeling?
In high school, I was always interested in modeling but I was never chosen to be one of the candidates. In 2018 someone told me about a modeling competition, I entered and that’s when I noticed the love I have for modeling.
How do you deal with encounter negative comments from people?
Yes I get do a lot, some people have a very bad idea of modeling. This one time I was asking for votes on Facebook and this guy commented and said why would they vote for people who walk around naked and win. Some people especially in my community have the idea that modeling is about walking around naked and showing your body of which it is not. I deal with them by always trying to educate them on the importance of modelling.
Miss Cebisa also treated us to some poetry to express her feelings:
I am an African woman,
born with skin color chocolate
I’m black as black can be
I embrace ubuntu bami ngazo zombili.
I was born in the land made strong by
The carcases of my forefathers oCebisa,
oDeyi, oShlophe, oDludla, oZungu,
oNyama kayishi isha ngamabhebhezeli
I’m bright, brilliant and articulate.
Strong and bold…
I’m gifted…with a tremendous gift of love…
Ngiyindlovukazi, injabulo yama Cebisa.
I go by the name of Vuyokazi Cebisa.