Palesa Mashiyane

Palesa Mashiyanes Modelling Galaxy

What does your company do?

We are modelling academy based in the "ghetto" because we believe that is where talent is mostly hidden. We focus on both pageantry and runway. We are a Galaxy and modelling is not our only element. We offer leadership classes along with public speaking lessons. PMG coaches young girls into the best versions of themselves.

What is your biggest success?

My biggest success has been launching my academy and believing that everything I will ever seek is within me. Being able to start such a big thing showed that I am ready and fit for everything that comes with it. My biggest success has been to start this academy. It shows my dedication and confidence to succeed.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

My biggest hurdle has been to believe that modelling should not be taken as a professional career. I am very passionate about modelling, women empowerment and giving back but I was always discouraged by society. I come from a community where artists are not considered important or to have potential and great success. It has been really hard to start a modelling academy because it is considered as a waste of time