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UKZN Student named Mr Commonwealth Finalist

2015/06/01 03:00:00 PM

Mr Trevor Xaba, a second-year Economics and Supply Chain Management student, is a finalist in the Mr Commonwealth pageant. Xaba set his sights on the modelling industry after he won two pageants in a row - Mr New Res and Mr UKZN. ‘These were my very first two, ever. Thereafter, I decided this is where my heart is,’ said Xaba.

UKZN student Mr Trevor Xaba, finalist in the Mr Commonwealth pageant.
UKZN student Mr Trevor Xaba, finalist in the Mr Commonwealth pageant.

Twenty-year-old Xaba is from Kokstad and has made the most of his time at the University. ‘I come from a small agricultural town where one’s dreams are quite limited.’

When he got to the city he said to himself, ‘This is it! Trevor it’s either you sleep and miss the opportunity presented to you or you take your share from this river of wealth.’

Xaba is grateful for the support he has received. ‘First and foremost, I thank God. I also thank and acknowledge my parents for the undying support they’ve given, and Mthobisi Mhlongo for his council and keeping me on track.’

Future plans include breaking into television, as either a presenter or actor. ‘I also have a couple of business concepts that I’m working on and hope to bringto life next year.’ 

When he isn’t on the runway or attending lectures, Xaba is at gym, jogging, attending business seminars or working in a voluntary capacity for the Durban Children's Home focusing on rehabilitation and community outreach projects, rehabilitation and community outreach centre.

The Mr Commonwealth finals will be held on 12 September in Johannesburg at Gold Reef City.

The winner is selected on the fulfillment of a set criteria, i.e. obtaining sponsorship, working with a non-governmental organisation, securing votes through an SMS line, and finally stage presence on the evening of the gala.

A panel of judges will determine the winner during the final gala, however people can vote by texting “Trevor Xaba” to 35554, SMS messages cost R3.

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