THE first Face of Walmer Park Shopping Centre competition winner – Luzaan Preston, 21 – who started modelling six years ago and hails from the western suburbs, could be the next Miss SA.
The Varsity College hotel management final-year student got an automatic entry into the Miss South Africa Eastern Cape regional competition as part of her prize.
“I will be entering Miss SA … I am happy about the automatic entry and I am thankful for the support that I have. My aim is to be in the top 12.”
Preston said she was ecstatic to be the first “face” of Walmer Park.
“I am very happy and looking forward to being the ambassador.”
The former Framesby pupil is also the face of modelling school Extreme Models. “I am happy for her. She deserved to win,” school owner Veruschka Barnard O’ehley said.
Preston said she had not expected to win the competition.
“Many beautiful girls entered. It was tough.”
The dark-haired beauty was Miss Teen Port Elizabeth five years ago. Since then, she has been winning competitions.
Last year she was the Face of Edgars.
Her favourite model is Gisele Bündchen.
“She can do any type of modelling: she has a healthy look; is beautiful and we are the same height.”
Preston said South Africa has an amazing modelling industry. “The industry is growing. We have such diverse types of men and women.”
Preston enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves animals and nature.
The Face of Walmer Park won prizes worth more than R180000 from sponsors such as RVCA, Ritters, Don Marco, Shoe Fetish, The Hip shop, Vision Works, Pro Designer Photographers, Jenni Gault International Jewellery Designs, Franco Designer-Goldsmith, George Sorensen and Ultimate Stylists.