Student with travel bug a Miss PA entry


MISS Port Alfred entrant Amy Bruigom, a 20-year-old hospitality student at Stenden South Africa, is keen to travel the world when she graduates.

“I have always wanted to travel,” said Amy. “I want to see the world.”

Born in Howick in KwaZulu-Natal, Amy is the younger of two children. She says her 23-year-old brother, Ashley, is her role model.

CARING FOR YOUR NEEDS: Twenty-year-old Amy Bruigom, who is studying hospitality management at Stenden, wants to help underprivileged children should she be successful in her bid to become Lions/Talk of the Town Miss Port Alfred 2012 Picture: ROB KNOWLES

“We have always been best friends,” said Amy. “I can never understand it when I here other siblings not getting along.”

With her parents the managers of the Tsitsikamma Lodge it would be reasonable to assume that was why Amy chose hospitality management as a career. But this was not the case.

“I attended Beyond Adventure in 2010, which is a River Group company. I then worked for River Group’s head office in 2011, and this is where I first considered hospitality management. This year, my third in Port Alfred, I enrolled at Stenden,” Amy explained.

Her course means Amy might be in and around Port Alfred for the next three years.

“I want to minor in cruise ship management, because I’d like to go to sea and visit far away countries, see the sights and meet the people,” she said.

If she were to be crowned Miss Port Alfred she wants to help children in the area.

“I love to work with children,” she said. “It’s so sad when small children have less than they need.”

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