Asanda Mataku’s confidence was at an all-time low about 5 months ago. She is a grade 10 pupil from Zola High School in Khayelitsha said she was constantly judged for her weight.
Asanda (17) said she tried to enter several beauty pageants but was rejected every time.
That’s when she started a WhatsApp and Facebook group called Thick Munchies for plus size women.
She said the group is a platform for plus size women to come together and confront their fears.
“I have been rejected and embarrassed several times. In some instance people would even laugh at me openly whenever I told them I wanted to be a model.”
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