Aspiring Kenyan model, Teresia Muthoni Kinyanjui from Muranga in the former Central Province, is trying to find a sponsor to help her follow her dream of competing in the Top Model 2018 competition in London and raising money for a UK based cancer charity.
Top Model describes itself as “the premier UK and Worldwide professional model search competition”. Since its launch in 2008, it has raised over £140,000 for good causes.
Teresia’s first foray into the world of modelling happened while visiting her fiancé in Australia where she signed up for a short modelling course. Not being allowed to work while Down Under, she was looking for voluntary modelling jobs before the opportunity to enter the Top Model competition presented itself.
While reluctant to enter at first, she was inspired to take part after learning the funds raised from the competition would be donated to Children with Cancer UK. Not only is she hoping to help a worthy British charity whose work has the potential to help children worldwide, but also to raise awareness of childhood cancer in Kenya. Teresia has been shortlisted in the Worldwide category of the competition.
“This is a rare opportunity, having no experience in modelling, and I hope it will lead to modelling career in future. It is for a good cause and the more people who know about it, the more childhood cancer awareness will be created globally,” Teresia told Brits in Kenya.
Any potential sponsor, which can be a person, business or company, will have a link to a website of their choice placed on her online competition profile for the duration of the competition and two standard tickets for the event she will be appearing at.
She has calculated that she will need around Ksh 200,000 (£1.5k) to cover her expenses for the finals, and if you would be interested in discussing a possible sponsorship with her, you can make initial contact with her through her Twitter account.
Alternatively, you can help Teresia by making a donation via her fundraising page. 100% of the money raised will be given to Children with Cancer UK and the amount you pledge also counts as votes for the competition. £1 will earn her 1 vote, £4 = 5 votes, £8 = 15 votes, £15 = 30 votes and £20 will generate 40 points for her.